DENVER (June 18, 2012) – It was just one year ago that St. Anthony Hospital moved 120 patients from St. Anthony Central Hospital to the new 560,000-square-foot hospital in Lakewood. Since then, the hospital and medical campus have continued to expand. To celebrate the past year of positive change, growth and new state-of-the-art facility, St. Anthony Hospital hosted more than 400 visitors from the community at its campus this weekend to tour the medical plazas, take advantage of complimentary health care services and participate in fun activities. Some of the highlights from the past year include:
- A new CEO, Jeff Brickman, FACHE, took the helm in September. In addition to his responsibilities as president and CEO of St. Anthony Hospital, Brickman serves as president of Centura Health’s Mountain and North Denver Operating Group, which also includes Avista Adventist Hospital, OrthoColorado Hospital, St. Anthony North Hospital and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.
- In November, Centura Health, one of St. Anthony Hospital’s sponsors, announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with Brownfield Partners, LLC to redevelop the former St. Anthony Central Campus. St. Anthony Hospital will honor its longtime commitment and legacy to the community surrounding the former site, by providing ongoing health care services including urgent care, primary care, imaging, specialty clinics and Health Passport, a community health education program.
- In February, DaVita Clinical Research® (DCR®), announced the execution of a definitive lease agreement to enter the St. Anthony Hospital campus with a 35,000 square-foot, 80-bed facility in Medical Plaza 1. The research center will open this summer.
- Medical Plazas 1 and 2 were completed and include the St. Anthony Breast Center, the St. Anthony Cancer Center, the Diagnostic Imaging Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation, an outpatient pharmacy, the Senior Health Center and more.
“This past year has been one of continued growth at St. Anthony Hospital,” said Jeff Brickman, president and CEO, St. Anthony Hospital. “The completion of our two new medical plazas this spring is just another step in helping us achieve our goal of being recognized as a premier regional referral center, known for its high-quality, high-convenience, one-stop healing environment that treats illness and injury while promoting healthy living.”
“Lakewood is proud to be the new home to the St. Anthony Medical Campus. This past year, the campus brought more than 2,000 jobs to Lakewood, immediately making it our third largest employer,” said Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy. “Lakewood’s service and retail businesses have seen positive impact as these employees explore our community. St. Anthony Hospital is more than an economic driving force. As our first hospital, the campus provides our residents with state-of-the-art medical services never before available in Lakewood,” said Murphy.
St. Anthony Hospital is nationally recognized for its renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics. St. Anthony Hospital’s expert team of physicians, nurses and other caregivers provide unparalleled medical care for patients and access to the latest in medical technology. St. Anthony Hospital is part of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network. For more information on the St. Anthony Medical Campus, please visit www.stanthonyhosp.org or follow the hospital via Twitter @stahospital and facebook.com/stahospital.