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: 1,546
  • 2022 Admissions: 8,594
  • 2022 ED Visits: 33,660
  • Caregivers:1,054
  • Emergency Department Beds: 36
  • Surgical Suites: 9
  • Beds: 231 Licensed Beds
  • FY22 Uncompensated/Charity care: $109.8 million

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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Licensed beds
Surgical suites
$109.8 million
FY22 Charity/Uncompensated 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

You can count on us to be there for you. We understand that times of illness and injury affect not only our patients, but also their loved ones. The information below will help you before, during, and after you come to our hospital. Our goal is to provide the level of patient experience that enhances your peace of mind and earns your full confidence.

Patient guide

Visitor information

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Visitor information

Please read Centura Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.

All visitors of patients at our hospital enjoy equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences and subject to the facility’s clinical restrictions. Visitor policy may be subject to change. Please adhere to any adjustments to permitted visitors, as posted in our facility.

  • Visitors under the age of 14 must be escorted by a responsible adult.
  • At 9 pm, seven days a week, the main lobby entrance will be locked. After 9 pm, enter the hospital through the emergency department walk-in entrance.
  • Visitors remaining after 9 pm are asked to go to the security desk in the emergency department to get a special visitor’s badge.
  • There may be times when visitors are asked to leave to better meet the needs of our patients.

Patients and visitors may park in the parking lot in front of the main entrance and adjacent lots around the hospital.  Free parking is available 24 hours a day. Please see the security office, located at the emergency department, for assistance after hours.


Windows on the Rockies Café

Location: first floor

Weekday hours: 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Weekend hours: 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Our gift shop is conveniently located on the first floor by the cafeteria. Visitors can find a variety of gifts and convenience items for their family members or loved ones in the hospital.

Letters and packages are delivered to patients by a hospital volunteer. If you have letters to be mailed, you may give them to your nurse. Flowers addressed to you will be delivered to your room unless you are in the intensive care unit. Only Mylar® balloons are permitted in the hospital. Latex balloons can cause allergic responses and interfere with hospital safety systems.

ATMs are located in the cafeteria along the south wall.


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

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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.