Centura Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, Colorado is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to the Louisville, Superior, Broomfield and surrounding Boulder area communities. A 114-bed full-service hospital, Avista provides first-rate Heart and Vascular and emergency care. Avista is home to a Joint and Spine Care Center specializing in hip and knee replacement and spine surgery. It is also widely recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the Louisville and Boulder area's largest and most innovative birth center and home of the area’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.
About Our Hospital
Avista Adventist Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 652
- 2020 Admissions: 4,000
- 2020 ED visits: 8,600
- Caregivers: 664
- Beds: 114 Licensed Beds
- Surgical suites: 9
- 2021 Uncompensated / Charity Care: $2,341,556
Top-Rated for Quality Patient Safety
CMS Five-Star Rating
Leapfrog “A” Grade for Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence in Spring 2021
First-Rate Heart & Vascular
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Award-Winning Primary Stroke Center
Joint Commission-Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center
American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award
Award-Winning Joint and Spine Program
Joint Commission: Gold Seal of Approval
Joint Commission: Gold Seal of Approval Geriatric and Hip Fracture
Award-Winning New Life Center and the area’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Joint Commission: Gold Seal of Approval
Award-Winning Women’s Care
AAGL: Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Award-Winning Pulmonary Care
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2021
GI Center of Excellence certified by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Recognition of a high level of advanced certification among operating room nurses. Reflects nursing excellence for enhanced patient safety.
Avista Adventist Hospital Leadership
Isaac Sendros joined Centura Health in November 2019 as CEO of Avista Adventist Hospital. He is a mission-inspired executive with more than 13 years of experience in healthcare leadership, serving most recently as the Vice President of Operations at AdventHealth in Kissimmee, FL. In this role, Isaac led several multi-million-dollar expansion projects and is credited with significant growth in operational efficiency, finance, and patient volume.
Prior to his Vice President role with AdventHealth, Isaac served as Director of Ancillary Services & Oncology Service Line at Florida Hospital. He has also held leadership positions at Caring Plus Home Care, LiNil Visiting Nurses, Learning Labs, Inc., and Emory-Adventist Hospital. Isaac holds a bachelor's of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. as well as a master's of Business Administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT.
Passionate about the health and well-being of our communities, Isaac leads with his heart and works with Avista Adventist's caregivers to provide hope and healing to those served in the community. Outside of work, Isaac enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children exploring Colorado.
Carol Travis joined Avista as its Chief Financial Officer in 2018. In her role, Carol provides leadership and oversight of hospital operations, financial performance, and stewardship. She has been with Centura Health for more than 15 years serving in various finance leadership roles. Prior to her work in healthcare, Carol worked in the assurance and advisory business services division of Ernst & Young, LLP in Denver, CO. Carol is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado and a graduate of Colorado State University.
Dr. Sorensen joined Avista Adventist Hospital, as Chief Medical Officer in February of 2019. Known for his mission-driven leader style, Dr. Sorensen has worked with Centura Health since 2009 — most recently as a regional specialty medical director with Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG), as well as the medical director for Centura's physician well-being initiative.
Dr. Sorensen earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University, CA., in 2004. He is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional and community committees and is affiliated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Spinal Intervention Society.
Paul Heskin RN, MBA, CCRN, serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Avista Adventist Hospital. A relationship-focused leader, Paul is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and developing the incredible nurses who care for those in our communities.
“I am on a mission to create an empowering, nourishing, and healing environment for all those that I serve,” Paul said. “I am looking to build on the incredible reputation at Avista and Centura Health while guiding our nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic and into the next normal in healthcare.”
Before joining Centura Health in August of 2021, Paul held leadership positions at multiple Colorado hospitals, where he focused on nurse engagement and development. He has frontline experience working in cardiac and pediatric intensive care units. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Rush University in Chicago and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Colorado Denver.
When he is not leading Avista’s nursing teams, Paul enjoys exploring Colorado outdoors on skis, on his bike, and on foot. A Chicago native, he and his wife have two children.
Real happiness is found in service to others and nowhere are there more opportunities to serve than in healthcare. Opportunities to serve at Avista Adventist Hospital are varied, and can be tailored to your talents and interests.
For questions about volunteering, contact us:
Learn, teach, and share. Make an impact!
- Must be 16 to 80 years of age — including retirees, students, young professionals, homemakers, and grandparents.
Known for its award-winning New Life Center and the area's largest neonatal intensive care nursery, Louisville’s community hospital is also widely recognized for; first-rate emergency services, world-class joint and spine program, comprehensive cardiac care, general surgery with the latest physician-driven robot technology, and its Primary Stroke Center.
Delivering customized experiences at our New Life Birth Center
Amazing is the most common word we hear in our New Life Birth Center, ranked continually by Moms in the Top 100 nationally. Amazing people helping to bring amazing lives into this world. From the pre-delivery consultation where you outline your vision for your baby’s birth to our private birthing suites, our caregivers are passionate about providing a warm, personal, and compassionate experience for your baby’s birth.
Whether you’re expecting a new little one, having joint or spine surgery or are visiting a loved one, we're here to help you and your visitors feel at home. Ranked as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for physician and patient satisfaction, Avista’s well-earned reputation comes from listening intently to our patients and tirelessly pursuing a culture of excellence.
All Visitor Information
Please read Centura Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.
From stitches to surgery, when someone you love is in the hospital, you want to know the news. We'll gladly help you get connected. Contact the main hospital and our receptionist will transfer you to the appropriate place. Please call our main hospital phone line to be directed.
Getting specific medical information
We want to keep you informed as much as possible. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule protects the privacy of personal health information so caregivers are limited in the information they can provide, unless the patient, the patient's legal guardian or legal representative has authorized us to provide specific information. To ensure proper patient confidentiality prior to sharing any updates, each patient will receive a privacy code, which they can share with their family and friends. This allows the hospital to know the patient has authorized us to share their information with those who have the code. In order to protect the patient, hospital staff will NOT share any information about a patient's care without the privacy code.
We know it can be frustrating when you can't get the medical information you'd like to have, so we encourage you and your family to talk about this prior to coming to the hospital in order to understand and streamline communication.
Avista Adventist Hospital is pleased to offer healthy meal choices to our visitors.
Roots Café is the hospital cafeteria and is located on the lower level of the hospital. The cafeteria serves a vegetarian menu and Boulder Organics Coffee.
- Monday - Friday
- Breakfast: 7:00 am - 9:30 am
- Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Located in the hospital lobby and offers gourmet food, sandwiches and specialty coffee drinks- like Boulder Organics Coffee.
- Daily: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Vending machines are also available 24 hours a day on the lower level next to cafeteria and on the first floor, next to the Atrium Café.
Parking is readily available at Avista Adventist Hospital. In addition to designated handicapped parking, we also have reserved parking for new and expectant mothers.
Valet parking is not available at this time.
Every Centura Health hospital provides you with a patient representative to help you have a better hospital experience. Our representatives address and investigate your concerns, and then respond to you and your family with findings and recommendations for how your concerns can be resolved.
How Needle-Free Blood Draw Works
Centura Health is excited to bring this procedure and technology to our entire ecosystem of health care locations, especially for our most vulnerable patients.
Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is now the first hospital system in Colorado and Kansas, and among the first in the nation, to offer needle-free blood draws for inpatients – fulfilling our promise of delivering compassionate and whole person care.
Centura Health is continually striving to improve the patient experience and lead Colorado and Kansas in comfort and quality. By using this revolutionary technology Centura Health’s caregivers can collect blood samples from an indwelling peripheral IV line, enabling a high quality blood draws directly from the vein without having to stick patients with another needle. This standard of care is currently in use in several of Centura Health’s Denver metro area hospitals and will become available at the other Centura Health hospitals throughout the year as part of our system-wide rollout and commitment to an improved patient experience while in our care.
More than 400 million blood draws occur annually in hospitals around the U.S., informing more than 70% of all clinical decisions. Many of these are conducted in a hospital setting on patients that receive as many as three blood draws daily. This number can increase dramatically for the 30% of U.S. hospital patients that are considered Difficult Venous Access (DiVA) due to obesity, age, and disease, a condition that makes blood collection more challenging.
We believe every health care journey begins with a dedication to healing body, mind and spirit. Our faith-based mission and approach to holistic health is essential to a person’s overall wellness. We respect and abide by the unique spiritual needs of everyone who chooses Centura Health, regardless of faith or belief.
Chaplains are health care professionals who bring all the resources of spiritual and pastoral care to help our patients, their families and friends better cope with the challenges of a hospital visit. Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide spiritual guidance through prayer, ritual, sacrament, or help our patients connect to their religious communities.
Patients, their family members or friends can request a visit from a chaplain. They are also available to assist clergy or other pastors coming to visit their congregants.
To contact a member of our spiritual care or pastoral care team during your hospital stay:
- In-person: Ask the attending nurse to page the chaplain on call
- By phone: Call the hospital operator and ask for the chaplain on-call to be paged
We strive to promote a healing environment for our patients, guests, associates, volunteers and the community. The use of any tobacco product is prohibited in all areas of our campus including buildings, leased facilities, offices, grounds, vehicles, parking lots, and ramps. If you are a patient and use tobacco products, please speak with your physician or nurse for options that are available to you during your stay in the hospital. Thank you for your cooperation.
Centura Health provides complimentary wireless Internet access for guests and visitors.
What do I have to do to connect?
Simply connect to the guest network using your wireless network settings. When you first connect, you'll notice "Terms and Conditions" for Centura Health's Guest Network. When you click "Accept", you'll be automatically granted access. Guests must have experience in connecting to wireless networks as Centura Health does not provide any assistance in connecting your device to the wireless network.
Where and when can I connect?
The wireless network is available throughout the hospital. The wireless network is available 24/7.
Enjoy your time on our wireless network. As with any public wireless network, we strongly recommend guests take measures to secure their devices and internet communications. We encourage using virtual private networks in conjunction with personal firewalls and virus protections to mitigate risk to personal data. It is the user's responsibility to take precautions and provide security measures suited to their situation and intended use of the service. Our wireless network should not be used for inappropriate or unlawful purposes.
Centura Health is not responsible for any personal information that is compromised.
Centura Health is not responsible for any damage caused to your hardware or software while at any Centura Health facility.
Please Note: Because this is a free service, Centura Health does not provide technical support for your device or assistance in connectivity. Guests and visitors should understand how to configure their computer or device and know what hardware or software is necessary to connect to the wireless network.
Programs and Community
Avista Adventist Hospital Foundation a nonprofit, faith-based fundraising organization dedicated to providing financial support to Avista Adventist Hospital, thereby helping to facilitate and improve healthcare for the people of our community. We are committed to extending the healing ministry of Christ, by caring for those in need – particularly the sick, the injured and the elderly – through our financial support of Avista Adventist Hospital.
At Avista Adventist Hospital, we believe our community’s health is a family affair. Join the Avista Adventist Hospital Foundation to make a difference.
Avista Adventist Hospital's programs and services reach beyond the hospital's walls into our community, bringing education, comfort, healing and life-saving care to people in need. Donors to Avista Adventist Hospital Foundation make it possible for Avista Adventist Hospital to continue its mission of caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
Avista Therapy Dog Program
The therapy dogs and their handlers are a welcome distraction from illness or pain by bringing laughter and encouragement to everyone they meet. It’s always a joy to see one of our dogs providing comfort and bringing smiles to patients, their families and our staff when it’s needed most. Donations to this program ensure scholarships, uniforms, rewards, incentives, program candidate promotion, and community outreach programs.
Fall & Balance Prevention
Move with Strength and Confidence
Among older Americans, falls are the leading cause of death. They can also diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life. It’s estimated that one third of people over the age of 65 and almost half of the people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20-30 percent of those falls will result in moderate to severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and bone fractures. However, falls can be dramatically decreased through education, exercise and mindfulness.
Our program can help you understand and reduce the factors that place you at greater risk for a fall. Statistics show that individualized multi-dimensional exercise programs yield significant improvements in balance, mobility and awareness.
This program includes a comprehensive assessment to help identify:
- Existing medical conditions that may contribute to an increased risk of falling
- Fall hazards and risks related to the home environment and activities
- The need for and correct utilization of assistive devices
- A specific exercise program to improve strength, mobility and balance
Who can benefit from this program?
- Adults age 65 and over
- Individuals concerned with falling
- Those that have experienced falls in the past
- Those who just don’t move or walk with the confidence they used to have
- Those with muscle weakness and limited mobility
- Those who complain of dizziness or lightheadedness
- Individuals with problems with the senses, such as vision or numbness in their feet
What are the benefits of participating in this program?
- Better understanding of how to reduce the risks of falls in the home
- Develop better strength and improve balance
- Avoid injury and hospitalization
- Live independently with strength and confidence
Our developer of the Balance and Falls Prevention Program is specifically trained and certified in fall prevention as well as being a licensed physical therapist. We offer a variety of programs for both the individual needing one on one treatment (including treatment for vertigo) as well as affordable group classes to improve balance, educate in falls prevention and increase safe activity to those of ALL abilities.
Community Engagement Request
Centura Health hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities we serve in this way is a reflection of our mission: to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
Before submitting a request, please consider the following:
- Sponsorships and events should align with our mission, vision and values. All sponsorships and events should relate to community health improvement or prevention and one of the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
- Please make your request at least 60 days prior to your event or sponsorship deadline.
- Completion of this form does not guarantee a donation or sponsorship.
- We are only able to support non-profit organizations.
Completed requests will be considered by an internal committee. We will contact you within 30 days regarding the status of your request.