Centura - Littleton Adventist Hospital

7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO, 80122


Innovative thinking, advanced technology, expert providers, and world-class resources right here in our community. Our mission is 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, and we have done that for more than 30 years.

As part of fulfilling our mission, Littleton Adventist Hospital has grown into a world-class organization, serving more than 70,000 patients a year in the flourishing Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Centennial communities, and the number keeps growing.

About Our Hospital

Littleton Adventist Hospital

About Our Hospital

The incredible caregivers at Littleton Adventist Hospital are proud to serve our flourishing south metro Denver community as your trusted partner in health. Providing whole person care and treatment that is powered by faith, we serve our local and regional communities in providing essential healthcare needs, including primary care, orthopedic services, and The BirthPlace.  We are also a destination hospital for highly specialized care in emergency and trauma services, neurosciences, and cancer care.

By the numbers:

  • Active Medical Staff: 1,131
  • 2019 Admissions: 9,629
  • 2019 ED Visits: 31,441
  • Caregivers:1,266
  • Emergency Department: 35 Private Rooms 
  • Surgical Suites: 13
  • Beds: 231 Licensed Beds
  • FY21 Uncompensated/Charity Care: $31,663,111

Emergency care and Level II trauma center
The first hospital in Colorado to receive accreditation as a Geriatric ED by The American College of Emergency Physicians
Dedicated Forensic Nurse Examiner program
Critical Care
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis, Respiratory Failure and Diabetic Emergencies in 2021

Neurological care
State-of-the-art neuro and spine care, advanced neuro-guidance and neuro-interventional, and dedicated neuro ICU.
Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2021
American Heart Association GWTG: Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
National Association of Epilepsy Centers: Level 3 Epilepsy Program with Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Heart and vascular care
Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI
American College of Cardiology’s Chest Pain – MI Registry 2021 Silver Performance Achievement Award

Orthopedics care
Comprehensive orthopedics program with expert joint replacement revision, orthopedic-oncology, complex limb preservation and reconstructive surgery.
The first hospital in south Denver to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and partial knee replacements with a Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System

Cancer center
Offering comprehensive radiation and medical oncology
Part of the only accredited Cancer Care Network in Colorado
Breast Care program is nationally accredited by NAPBC and offers advanced screening technologies and multidisciplinary care continuum

The BirthPlace
Designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Delivery for 2020

In 2020, Littleton Adventist Hospital achieved Magnet™ designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s Magnet Recognition Program, the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.

The Magnet™ designation places Littleton Adventist Hospital among healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.

Professional nursing contributes to the care of patients at Littleton Adventist Hospital and the surrounding community through the following services:

Bone and joint care: Nurses provide pre-and post-operative care to patients needing new joints or other surgical intervention. Nurses teach classes on what to expect while in the hospital, then support the patient and family through the hospital experience. Nurses prioritize early mobility and pain control to help patients get home as soon as possible.

Cancer care: Littleton Adventist Hospital nurses are part of the Centura Health Cancer Network, providing evidence-based diagnosis and treatment unique to each patient. Oncology nurses are nationally certified, providing a high level of expertise in providing chemotherapy medications. Nurse navigators support the patient and connect them to hospital and community resources. Radiation Oncology nurses provide targeted treatments and assist patients to reduce side effects from those treatments. Palliative care nurses support pain management throughout the cancer journey. Nurses facilitate multiple community support groups to help patients manage their cancer experience.

Cardiology care: Nurse practitioners coordinate cardiac testing for early identification of heart disease. The cardiac catheterization lab nurses collaborate with the Emergency Department to provide prompt interventions to reduce the negative effects of heart attacks. The Telemetry nurses provide inpatients with support and monitoring to manage cardiac symptoms.

Emergency and trauma care: Our emergency and trauma services nurses drove implementation of protocols providing the optimum outcomes for geriatric, stroke, and heart attack patients. Nurses complete Rapid Triage to decrease patient wait times and provide prompt emergency care. Nurses support achievement of, and care provided through, the Level II Trauma Certification.

Intensive care: Nurses care for patients who need critical care around the clock. These ill patients require highly-skilled nursing interventions. Intensive care nurses have worked to reduce patient infections and improve patient comfort, supporting both the patient and their family members.

Medical and surgical care: Nurses care with compassion for patients needing general medical and/or surgical services. Littleton Adventist Hospital medical units were the first in the state of Colorado to implement the PIVO device, which eliminates multiple blood draws for patients, making the patient
experience more comfortable.

Neurology care: Nurses provide care to patients through the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention process. There is a Nurse Stroke Coordinator who leads the Littleton Adventist Hospital Stroke Certification process, ensuring top-level care for stroke patients.

Outpatient care: Nurses support patients who may not need an inpatient stay but need care and treatment. Our gastro-intestinal lab nurses prepare and care for patients needing procedures like colonoscopies. The interventional radiology nurses support patients through skilled vascular procedures to improve circulation. Infusion center nurses provide outpatient intravenous medications, including chemotherapy and antibiotics.

Perioperative care: Our skilled nurses support the patient through preparation for surgery, assist during surgical procedures, and provide support and care during the recovery process. Professional nursing organization standards have been implemented by nurses, including the time-out process, reduction of micro-organisms that can result in infections, and team communication to track surgical instruments.

Women and newborn care: Nurses support families preparing for the birth process through community-based birth and sibling preparation classes. Nurses work with families prior to the birth process to develop a birth plan, then support the individual birthing experience. Each patient and family are supported through the newborn experience, breastfeeding, and infant care.

If you are interested in a nursing position at Littleton Adventist Hospital, please visit www.centura.org/careers to learn about positions available and contact information for Human Resources.


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Littleton Adventist Hospital Leadership

Rick Dodds serves as Chief Executive Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. A mission-and-faith-driven leader with a passion for serving humanity to honor God, Rick comes to Centura Health from Kettering Health in Ohio, where he nurtured a culture that elevated quality of care and patient safety.

At Littleton Adventist Hospital, Rick is fostering a team-focused environment, helping to guide our ministry through the pandemic and toward opportunities that will lift up our caregivers and reinforce our healing mission.

A graduate of Union College in Lincoln, NE, with a bachelor’s in Business Administration, Rick received his MBA from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. He has served on a variety of community boards, including Her Story, an Ohio non-profit that provides a holistic, faith-based approach to addiction treatment for women and helps more than 150 community members a year.

Rick and his wife have two children, and all love camping, mountain biking, and getting to know the great outdoors in Colorado.

Chase Aalborg serves as Chief Operating Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. On a mission to elevate whole person care so that every person can enjoy every moment, Chase has devoted more than a decade to our ministry at Centura Health, most recently in the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer at Castle Rock Adventist, where he concurrently served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Chase received his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Regis University in Denver and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Walla Walla College in Washington State. He is looking forward to continuing to grow our ministry at Littleton Adventist by leading projects that will only enhance the care that our communities deserve.

Chase and his wife have two young children. They enjoy camping in the mountains with family and friends and experiencing everything Colorado has to offer.

Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado, her master’s degree in Nursing Education at the University of Phoenix, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Leadership at Regis University. Her mission is to care for others. This mission includes caring for others in every setting, at work, at home, and within the community. Kelley enjoys spending time with family and appreciates the beauty of the Colorado mountains in every season. She is happy to be a part of the amazing care team at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Matthew Mendenhall, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP, is the Chief Medical Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. As the leader of our physicians and other medical providers, he works to ensure the hospital provides excellent patient care.

“I’m on a mission to support a thriving community of healers that provides exceptional healthcare to our community,” Dr. Mendenhall said. “Working in healthcare is an incredible privilege. I am surrounded by teams of intelligent, talented, dedicated people who are united by the common goal of taking care of others.”

A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Mendenhall has more than a decade of experience in emergency medicine that led him around the world and back, from Wyoming to New Zealand to Colorado. Before becoming Chief Medical Officer, he was Director of Operations for the US Acute Care Solutions Mountain South group and was USACS’ Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Littleton Adventist Hospital before that.

“Working in healthcare comes with the luxury of knowing that ‘what you do matters.’ My goal is for us to make it easy for patients to access the highest possible quality of care.”


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Littleton Adventist Hospital has an enormous commitment to bringing our community the very best in care with the highest level of compassion. Part of that care and compassion comes from our amazing community of volunteers, who are the heart and soul of Littleton Adventist Hospital. Whether you are welcoming people at our front desk, walking with someone to a testing area, or making rounds with our angel cart, you are always good medicine!

If you have questions or want more information, contact us:

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At Littleton Hospital, our patients, visitors, and staff benefit when volunteers serve on a regular, long-term basis. We ask that you carefully consider your schedule and your abilities before you apply to volunteer at Littleton Adventist Hospital. See a list of volunteer requirements:

  • Must be 15 years of age or older.
  • Adults over 18 must commit to a minimum of six months.
  • Available for one 3–4-hour shift per week (varies by assignment).
  • Undergo a background check.
  • Provide records for required immunizations.
  • Take a tuberculosis test (free of charge).
  • Complete an application, interview, orientation, and specific training for your volunteer position.

Junior Volunteer Program: This summer program is offered to students 15-18 years old. Junior volunteers must be able to make a commitment to nine weeks during the summer. This is a highly sought-after program, and we cannot guarantee placement for every student. Please have applications submitted by April 30. Interviews are conducted in May. Immunization records, TB test as well as 2 letters of recommendation are required.

Upon submitting your online application, you will receive an email to schedule an interview.

During the interview we will talk about the different volunteer opportunities we have available. We have opportunities to meet a variety of schedules, skills and interests.

Next steps

Once you have successfully completed the background check, TB test and all documentation has been submitted and approved, you will receive your uniform and departmental training.

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Patient in Littleton ER
Labor & Delivery waiting area
Licensed beds
Surgical suites
FY21 uncompensated charity care


Littleton Adventist Hospital is a full-service medical center that has provided compassionate health care and quality treatment for more than 30 years. Our medical teams specialize in cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, cancer care, as well as women’s and children’s services. The hospital is home to a Level III NICU, a Level II Trauma Center, and a nationally accredited breast center.

Mark Murray, MD

Leading advancements in neurosurgical care

Littleton Adventist Hospital helped pioneer deep brain stimulation performed while a patient is asleep and continues to lead DBS advancements with robotic-guided surgery, directional DBS, and remote programming for rural patients. Our neurosciences center also provides patients with the most advanced technology in brain tumor treatment, including laser interstitial thermal therapy and awake craniotomy to protect critical functions during surgery to remove deep tumors.

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Visitor Information

Our goal is to be the best hospital. We consider you a partner in your hospital care and have prepared a patient guide to help you better understand our hospital and your rights and responsibilities as a patient. We want to not only meet, but to exceed your expectations of us. From the interaction with your care providers, to the cleanliness of your room, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your stay more comfortable.

All Visitor Information

Littleton Adventist Hospital

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.

Clarity Chapel is located in the lobby on the first floor and open to all for prayer or reflection.

The Windows on the Rockies Café

Located at the west end of the main lobby and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizza, soup, sandwiches, wraps, salad bar and coffee bar items are available throughout the day.


  • Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Vending Machines

Food and beverage vending machines are available 24 hours a day in the following locations:

  • The dining area of the café
  • The main floor of the south tower at the end of the hallway

The emergency department waiting area (for Emergency Department visitors)

Located on the first floor of the hospital by the cafeteria, sells a variety of specialty gift items, magazines, greeting cards, candy, books and clothing. Proceeds from the gift shop support special hospital projects that enhance patient care.  


  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed (In honor of the Seventh-day Adventist's Sabbath)
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm

The main entrance to the hospital is open from 5:00 am - 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Visitors may access the hospital outside of these hours by entering via the Emergency Department.

At Littleton Adventist Hospital high quality care is our top concern. Whether you are here to welcome a new baby or visiting a recovering family member, your words of appreciation are our highest compliment and inspire us to serve each family that walks through our doors. SHARE stands for:

  • Sense people's needs before they ask
  • Help each other out
  • Acknowledge people's feelings
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of others
  • Explain what is happening

Share a Compliment 

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. 

Learn more about Patient Representatives 


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.

Planning Ahead

Undergoing medical tests or treatment can be stressful and disruptive to your life, particularly if you are having a major procedure. There are some ways you can prepare in advance that may help you rest easier and worry less. If you will be staying in the hospital, or if your treatment has a longer recovery period, you may want to think about:

  • Special arrangements for children, pets & plants.
  • Suspending your newspaper service, milk and/or mail delivery.
  • Stocking up on necessities to eliminate a trip to the grocery store.
  • Making sure your car's gas tank is at least half-full.
  • Getting prescriptions filled.
  • Creating a "phone tree" so one person can conveniently update family and friends about your condition.
  • Organizing your household bills and pay some early, if you can.
  • Talking about your desires regarding treatment and care with your family.
  • Completing a set of Advance Directives.
  • Food and medicines the day before a procedure

Preparations for procedures vary so please consult your pre-admission instructions. Be particularly attentive about whether you are supposed to take medications. Even over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin, may affect your ability to undergo a test or a procedure. If you have any questions, contact us.

Phone: 303-777-6877

What to Pack

We advise that you only bring essential items to the hospital. Please leave all valuables, including jewelry and most cash at home. You may wish to bring:

  • Personal hygiene items that you prefer.
  • Robe and a pair of non-slip slippers.
  • Small items that bring you comfort such as a photo, book or magazine.
  • The phone numbers for your family and friends.
  • Your glasses and/or contact lenses and appropriate solutions.
  • Dentures, case and cleaning solution.

Documents to Bring

  • Your health insurance card(s). If you are covered by more than one insurance policy, please bring a card for each policy.
  • Picture identification, such as a driver's license or state ID card.
  • A credit card or a check for any co-payment that is required by your insurance.
  • A list of your medications, dosage amounts, and the frequency with which you take them. For your convenience, use our medication list.
  • A copy of your Advance Directives. Advance Directives may include a Living Will, Five Wishes, Donor Directions for Anatomical Gift, and a Medical Durable Power of Attorney.
  • Prior test results, x-rays or medical records if your physician has requested them.
  • Worker's compensation information including billing address and claim number.

Checking in When you Arrive

Please come in the main entrance, where you will be greeted by a Littleton Hospital volunteer who will also get you a wheelchair if you need one. The volunteer will direct you to the Admissions desk where a representative will sign you in and assist you.

We recognize the central role of spirituality in mental, physical and emotional health. A chaplain acts as an ambassador, companion, concierge, navigator, mediator, etc. Their work highlights the elements of religion that run as an undercurrent to life's daily challenges.

Chaplains serve as hosts for emotional, spiritual, moral support and everything in between. They are assigned to the private chapel in places such as hospitals, military bases, or prisons.

Chaplains are available to assist patients and family members of any faith, including those who have left the path of religion. Our chaplains are here to listen, talk, pray, and to connect you with resources to encourage emotional and spiritual healing. Use the links at left to access online resources recommended by our Spiritual Care staff.

Chaplains are available to provide support, prayer and counsel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Patients can contact a chaplain:

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

Littleton Hospital healing garden

Our Foundation

We ignite passionate giving by connecting generous hearts to transform lives.

The mission of Littleton Adventist Hospital is 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.

Littleton Adventist Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based fundraising organization dedicated to providing financial support to Littleton Adventist Hospital. Through our efforts, we are able to give funds dedicated to improving care, purchasing equipment, and developing programs needed to care 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 Littleton Adventist Hospital.


Littleton 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 Littleton Adventist Hospital Foundation make it possible for Littleton Adventist Hospital to continue its mission of caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

Car Seat Safety Checks

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Car Seat Safety Checks

Installing a car seat can be challenging. Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Child Passenger Safety technician can help you properly use and install a car seat on your own.

Before the Car Seat Checkup

  • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They are trained to teach you.
  • Try to schedule an appointment one month prior to your baby’s due date just in case you deliver early.
  • Do your best to install the seat in your vehicle before your car seat checkup appointment. Please read the instructions that came with the child car seat and the instructions in your vehicle owner’s manual regarding car seats.
  • Bring the car seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment.

Please e-mail [email protected] or call the Littleton Adventist Hospital Family Life Department to schedule an appointment at 303-730-5810. Appointment is required, no walk-ins are accepted.

Support Groups

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Support Groups

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and would like to connect with other women, share support and gain valuable information, join us. There is no charge. Caregivers are welcome.

For more information or have questions contact group facilitator, Susan Hess, LPC at 720-519-3122.

  • When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital, Conference Room 1
    7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, Colorado 80122
  • Cost: FREE

Yoga for Cancer Recovery Support

The Yoga for Cancer Recovery classes are designed to provide additional support for living through your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

The classes will incorporate breath-mediated movement and repetition in yoga postures followed by a brief stay or hold of each posture. The postures are safely done while seated in chairs and while standing. After engaging in a planned series of yoga postures, we will practice specific breathing techniques which serve to reduce stress and bring the class participants into a relaxed, calm and restful state. Your class leader will be Gary Schroeder, MA, RRT, and Certified Yoga Therapist.

For more information or have questions, call 303-738-7787.

  • When: Every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
  • Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology
    7750 S. Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room
    Littleton, Colorado 80122
  • Cost: FREE (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Adventist Health Foundation)

Look Good, Feel Better

This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer. This two-hour class is led by a beauty care professional and includes skin care and makeup, hair loss options like wigs scarves etc and nail care tips. Each participant receives a complementary kit of cosmetics and skin care products to use in class and take home with them. The class will include no more than 10 participants.

This is offered at Littleton Adventist Hospital 4 times a year. For dates and other locations in the Denver area call toll-free 1-800-227-2345. There is no cost for the class, but registration is required.

Littleton Cancer Support Group

No one should have to walk this journey alone, which is why we encourage you to connect with our Littleton Cancer Support Group. The group’s goal is to provide helpful, practical information for anyone struggling with any type of cancer, from diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.

Sometimes your family and friends struggle as much as you do, so this group is for you, as well as your support network. We hope that you will join us during this special gathering, as stress can be diminished through a community of support and thoughtful presentations of helpful information.

  • When: Meets the 4th Tuesday of Every Month from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
  • Where: Littleton Adventist Hospital Radiation Oncology
    7750 S Broadway, Ground Floor Conference Room
    Littleton, CO 80122
  • Cost: Free
Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

FREE eight-hour classes

Participants learn to recognize symptoms and develop strategies to support someone experiencing mental illness or emotional crisis. A separate youth class is offered for teachers, social workers, coaches, and others who work with children and teens.

Youth and adult classes offer a five-step action plan to:

  • Assess risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally 
  • Give reassurance and information 
  • Encourage appropriate professional help 
  • Encourage self-help and other support 
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

What is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. It was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of complications from an auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. One of Pat’s family’s goals in creating a Foundation in his memory was to establish an award program that would recognize extraordinary nursing care, like the kind Pat had received throughout his hospitalization.

Littleton Adventist Hospital is Proud to be a DAISY Award Partner

Each DAISY Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls — a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

How to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse

Anyone — patients, visitors, physicians, co-workers — may nominate a deserving Littleton Adventist Hospital nurse.

Honorees will be recognized monthly. Nominations received by the 15th of the month will be considered for the following month’s DAISY Award.

Healing Arts

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Healing Arts

With the caring services provided by the Healing Arts program, exceptional whole person care is enhanced at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Live Therapeutic Music:

Live Therapeutic Music (LTM) is provided to our patients by Certified Music Practitioners (CMPS) who are trained to play one-on-one by the bedside to address our patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well- being.

Research demonstrates that live therapeutic music (LTM) positively impacts the healing process of our patients. Family members who may experience stress and anxiety often report how live therapeutic music helps them as well. Staff Resilience is also enhanced with live therapeutic music.

Research-based Benefits of Live Therapeutic Music include: relieves anxiety and stress, reduces need for opioids, reduces blood pressure, stabilizes heart rate, increases endorphin levels, boosts the immune system, among other benefits.

Visual Arts Gallery:

The Healing Arts Gallery rotates exhibits that feature the creative expressions of local artists, as well as local art organizations and school. Themes conveying hope, peace and beauty through nature and the human spirit are sought for the gallery. The Healing Arts Gallery creates a space that can reduce stress and provide positive distraction, which can be helpful in the healing process.

You’ll find the Healing Arts Gallery along the hallway just off the main lobby of the hospital.


Centura Health, on behalf of Healing Arts, is the recipient of the 2020 Business for the Arts Award for a commitment to using live therapeutic music and the visual arts in the healing process for whole person care. Healing Arts is 100% funded by philanthropy.

Please contact the Littleton Hospital Foundation for further information:

Phone: 303-715-7600

Community Engagement Request

Littleton Adventist Hospital

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.