About Us

What makes St. Anthony EMS Educational Programs Exceptional?

St. Anthony Pre-Hospital Services and Institute of Emergency Medical Training serve EMS educational needs throughout the Denver Metro area and are services of St. Anthony Hospital, St. Anthony North Hospital and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

We offer a full compliment EMS educational courses including: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P), EMT-Basic (EMT-B), Advanced EMT (AEMT), Intravenous therapy for the EMT-B (EMT-B-IV), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) and EMT refresher courses of all levels.

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In addition to the primary education provided by St. Anthony's, we provide medical directorship to over 50 prehospital agencies. Agencies that we oversee include fire departments, ambulance services, search and rescue organizations, ski patrols, and certain law enforcement groups.  This includes oversight of quality assurance, continuing education and specialty courses for agencies with whom we are affiliated. 

Our EMS education center is located at 34 Van Gordon St., Ste 201, in Lakewood. In this state-of-the-art facility, just across Union from St. Anthony Hospital, students benefit from:

  • Increased classroom space with dedicated skill and simulation capability.
  • State of the art video conferencing capability to provide synchronous video conferencing capabilities with our EMS partners.
  • Two dedicated simulation labs with built in video conferencing and recording capabilities, as well as an isolated control room to allow for remote instructor oversight.
  • Computer resources that allow the students access to online educational resources that are maintained by the school.
  • Close proximity to the new St. Anthony Hospital for student clinical experience.
  • Improved parking to which minimizes conflicts between students and hospital staff or patients.
  • Our Facility

    Our EMS education center is located at 34 Van Gordon St., Ste 201, in Lakewood. In this state-of-the-art facility, just across Union from St. Anthony Hospital, students benefit from:

    • Increased classroom space with dedicated skill and simulation capability.
    • State of the art video conferencing capability to provide synchronous video conferencing capabilities with our EMS partners.
    • Two dedicated simulation labs with built in video conferencing and recording capabilities, as well as an isolated control room to allow for remote instructor oversight.
    • Computer resources that allow the students access to online educational resources that are maintained by the school.
    • Close proximity to the new St. Anthony Hospital for student clinical experience.
    • Improved parking to which minimizes conflicts between students and hospital staff or patients.

    We know you have a choice of where to get your EMS training and we value your support of our educational programs. See our staff, medical and instructor listing below, don't hesitate to contact the main office if you are unsure of the correct contact.

    St. Anthony Hospitals PreHospital Services 
    34 Van Gordon Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
    Lakewood, CO 80228

    Phone: 720-321-8970 
    Fax: 720-321-8971 

  • Administration

    Scott Phillips MS, NRP 
    PreHospital Services Director 
    Phone: 720-321-4166
    Email

    Thomas Candlin III, EMT-P
    PreHospital Field Manager
    Phone: 720-321-4167
    Email

    Tracy Collins RN, BSN, NREMT-P
    Paramedic Program Coordinator
    Phone: 720-321-8978
    Email

  • Medical Directors

    W. Peter Vellman, MD
    Medical Director Emergency Medical Services

    Gina Soriya, MD
    Paramedic Program Medical Director

    Scott Branney, MD
    Associate Medical Advisor

    Mark Doucette, MD
    Associate Medical Advisor

    Brian Rolfson, MD
    Associate Medical Advisor

    Gina Soriya, MD
    Associate Medical Advisor

  • Education Coordinators

    Marilyn Bourn, RN, MS, NREMT-P
    Clinical Coordinator 
    Phone: 720-321-8976
    Email

    Melody Mesmer, EMT-P
    PreHospital Field Coordinator 
    Phone: 720-321-8975
    Email

    Thomas (TR) Resignolo NREMT-P
    PreHospital Field Coordinator 
    Phone: 970-668-2847
    Email

    Gretchen Schad, BS, NREMT-P
    PreHospital Field Coordinator 
    Phone: 720-321-8977
    Email

    Steven Drago, EMS PARAMEDIC
    PreHospital Field Coordinator
    Phone: 720-321-8979
    Email