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(WESTMINSTER, COLO.) In just under two years of construction, Centura Health will open
its new $177 million St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster on March 3.
The 350,000-foot facility was concepted, designed and built with an emphasis on
wellness, prevention and advanced medical care for residents of north metro Denver.
The new health
campus is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and is part of Centura
Health, the region’s leading hospital and health care network delivering
advanced care to more than half a million people each year.
The new St. Anthony North
Health Campus, located at 144th Avenue and Interstate 25, will
provide 92 inpatient rooms, including a 20-room intensive care unit; inpatient
and outpatient surgery; a 12-room Birthing Center; diagnostics and imaging; and
an emergency room that operates 24 hours a day. The facility will employ about
“St. Anthony North Health
Campus is the future of health care,” said CEO Carole Peet. “The campus meets
the immediate and future needs of our neighbors in north-metro Denver, with a focus
on health and wellness. We are bringing care previously unavailable in north
Denver to our customers with unparalleled service and convenience.”
The use of natural stone,
woods, floor-to-ceiling windows and an aspen grove in the lobby atrium give the
facility the look of a Colorado resort. In fact, input obtained during a
community health assessment done in 2012 indicated consumers wanted a hospital
that did not look like a hospital and more of a focus on health and healing.
Centerpiece of a new approach
St. Anthony North Health
Campus is a centerpiece of Centura Health’s new neighborhood health approach
that aligns with larger trends of moving care outside of traditional hospital
walls. Not only will the health campus offer inpatient and outpatient services in
the same location, but also it is in close proximity to a network of connected neighborhood
One of the campus’ main
features is the new Orchard Neighborhood Health Center, which is located within
the hospital and home to more than 50 primary and specialty care medical
practices. Those medical practitioners and their patients will have direct
access to diagnostics, outpatient surgery, pharmacy and wellness classes.
Providers will walk down a hall instead of driving across town to care for
their patients at the hospital.
Nearby, Centura Health’s Dacono
and Thornton Neighborhood Health Centers recently opened. These freestanding
outpatient clinics are two of 11 that are or soon to open in the Centura Health
network. These centers offer family medicine and women’s health care services, including
routine physicals, immunizations, prenatal care and well-baby care.
Finally, St. Anthony North
Hospital, with a 44-year tradition of serving north Denver, will remain open as
the 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center. The center will continue
operating a 24-hour ER and many outpatient services. The 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center also will
offer several important new services, including a Mental Health Crisis Unit
operated in partnership with Community Reach Center. Additionally, routine
dental care will be available for Medicaid patients beginning October 2015.
Together, St. Anthony North
Health Campus and its nearby Neighborhood Health Centers offer a network of
convenient, affordable care for the residents of Westminster, Thornton,
Broomfield, Brighton, Erie and Dacono.
A focus on convenience
The new health campus will
offer a range of amenities that provide convenience and aid wellness. These
include drop-in childcare for patients; an on-site pharmacy; private discharge
elevators and exits for patients; a demonstration kitchen with classes on
healthy cooking; and a walking path and three gardens – community, healing and
prayer. Patients can attend classes on diabetes prevention, goal setting, and
healthy weight and stress reduction, to name a few.
“We designed the health
campus directly in response to community feedback,” said Peet. “When we began
planning, the community told us they wanted a beautiful, relaxing environment
with services to keep them healthy as well as to treat them when they are sick.
When they think of health, they focus on wellness, convenience and outstanding
service – and that is what we have provided.”
A community celebration and open house tours
To provide the community an
opportunity to tour the campus before it opens to patients on March 3, St.
Anthony North Health Campus is hosting a community celebration and open
house from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, February 28. The event will give people a
chance to see the state-of-the-art Birthing
Center, inpatient units, surgery suites and
radiology, as well as learn more about the exciting services now available.
The celebration also will feature
tours of the healing garden, a 7,000-square-foot outdoor
sanctuary with a water feature, outdoor grill and fireplace. Community members
can learn about the community ceramic mural art project, to be unveiled in 2015
at the community garden. They also can watch professional chefs demonstrate healthy
cooking in the community kitchen and enjoy performances from Eagle View and
Mountain View elementary school choirs and In the Buff, an a cappella choir.
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About St. Anthony North Health Campus
The new St. Anthony North
Health Campus opens March 3 at 144th Avenue & I-25 to provide
primary and specialty care, wellness management, a Birthing Center,
diagnostics, surgery and 92 inpatient rooms to serve the growing north-metro
communities. Continuing a 44-year tradition of serving the north-metro Denver,
St. Anthony North Health Campus is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and
is part of Centura Health, the region’s leading hospital and health care
network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year.
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