At Longmont United Hospital, our staff members treat the entire patient because we understand how powerful the connection is between the body, the mind and the spirit. As a Planetree Designated® Hospital, our staff members adhere to the highest possible standards. We are proud of our reputation as a patient-centered hospital, both in Boulder County and around the nation.
About Our Hospital
Longmont United Hospital is a full-service acute care hospital located in Longmont, Colorado. We have provided high-quality, whole person care for more than 60 years to Longmont and the surrounding communities. Longmont United Hospital was one of the first to be designated as a Planetree hospital in Colorado. This means we provide a person-centered approach in every aspect of care. Our caregivers treat the entire person because we understand the powerful connection between the body, mind and spirit. We combine advanced technology, innovative treatments and compassionate healing to patients at every stage of life.
Longmont United Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 651
- Admissions: 4,249
- FY20 ED visits: 23,470
- Caregivers: 501
- Licensed beds: 186
- Emergency Department: 32 Private rooms
- Surgical suites: 6 OR suites, 2 dedicated OBGYN/C-section suites
- FY21 uncompensated/charity care: $13,183,276
Orthopedic & Spine Care
Gold Seal Certified by The Joint Commission
Breast Care Center
Nationally accredited by American College
Level III Trauma Center
Stroke Care & Neurosciences
Primary Stroke Center designated
Birth Center with Level II NICU
Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation
Heart & Vascular Care
Longmont United Hospital Leadership
Kristi Olson joined Centura Health in 2011 and currently serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer at Longmont United Hospital. On a mission to lead with love, she is a proven health care leader with more than 20 years of experience in health care administration and operations, including her work at St. Thomas More Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis.
In her position, Kristi cultivates strong, trusting relationships with Longmont United’s Community Board of Trustees, associates, advanced practice providers, physicians and volunteers to impact the health and wholeness of every life, every neighborhood and every community Longmont United serves.
Kristi’s leadership nurtures the incredible work being done by the caregivers and physicians at Longmont United. She is an asset to the community she serves and to Centura Health as a whole.
Andrew Ritz joined Centura Health in 2017 where worked at the enterprise-level as the Administrator for Health Systems Operations and Strategy. Most recently, Andrew served as the system Director of Operations, leading projects related to strategic planning, physician alignment and market growth. Prior to working for Centura, Andrew spent three years as a lieutenant in the United States Navy working at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois as well as the Naval Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20). While in the Navy, Andrew directed strategic initiatives to optimize and improve workflow operations for multiple departments.
Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science in business and health care management from the University of Connecticut before completing his Masters in Health Administration at Cornell University.
Andrew is excited to bring his mission of “partnering with incredible people to push the boundaries—to grow, accomplish amazing things and reach new heights” to Longmont United Hospital and the community.
Antony Pearson, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Longmont United Hospital, has served Longmont and northern Colorado region for more than 25 years. He joined the LUH team in June 2020 and brings a breadth of experience as a practicing physician and as a leader.
Prior to Centura Health, Dr. Pearson was a hospitalist at Mckee Medical Center, serving as the Regional Hospitalist Director from 2018-2019 and was the Chief of Staff 2017-2019. In addition to the leadership role at Mckee Medical Center, Dr. Pearson has been part of numerous oversight and leadership boards and committees throughout his career. He was a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Peer Review Committee and Chairman of the Internal Medicine Department at Mckee.
Dr. Pearson earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and did his residency at Baylor College of medicine. He came to Longmont upon completion of his residency and practiced internal medicine from 1995-2007. From 2002-2007, Dr. Pearson was the Chairman of the Medicine Department and Director of the TCU at Longmont United Hospital.
Board of Directors
Medical Staff Officers
Thank you for your interest in the Longmont United Hospital’s volunteer program. We are proud of our volunteers and the roles they play in our hospital. Your willingness to share your time and talent makes a huge difference in the mission of our hospital.
The Volunteer Services department is committed to providing equal opportunity for all applicants. Volunteer Services has the responsibility to recruit the most qualified volunteers, determine their capabilities and make assignments accordingly.
Please contact our Volunteer Office if you have any questions: 303-651-5205
- Must be at least 14 years of age and enrolled in high school for the junior volunteer program
- Must be 18 years of age or older for the adult volunteer program
- Friendly and customer-service oriented
- Adult program: Provide a minimum of a six (6) month commitment to volunteer
- Junior program: Committed to volunteer once a week for the duration of the session:
- Fall (September through December)
- Spring (Late January through April)
- Summer (June through August)
- Honest, reliable and able to be professional in all interactions
- Ability to maintain confidential information
- Physically able to be on your feet, as needed, some areas more than others
- Complete application
- Interview with hospital staff
- Pass TB and background screening, provided by the hospital
- Have an annual flu vaccine
- Follow the dress code and wear required volunteer uniform
- Complete orientation and service training
- Please note: Volunteer opportunities are not clinical internships or rotations.
Volunteer opportunities are subject to change:
- Gift Shop
- TAILS: Therapy Dog program
- Caring Clowns
- Hand Arts of sewing or knitting items (at home)
- Patient Ambassador
- Emergency Room Volunteer
- Day Surgery
- Entertainment Cart
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Main Welcome Desk
- Surgery Waiting Room
- Registration Desks
- Volunteer Office
- Messenger Service
- Special Projects
Therapy Dogs: TAILS Program
Thank you for your interest in the Longmont United Hospital (LUH) therapy dog program. TAILS (Therapy Animals In Loving Service) has been delivering smiles to patients, visitors, and staff since 2002. We currently have more than 35 teams.
Therapy dogs must be calm, obedient, and not easily distracted. They must love meeting many kinds of people. They should know basic commands, walk calmly on a loose lead, and be easily managed by their handlers in varied settings. For our program, dogs must be at least 2 years old; handlers must be at least 18 years old or at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent.
TAILS handlers are hospital volunteers. All volunteers must attend the hospital’s orientation program, complete a background check, be tested for TB and get a flu shot each year. LUH is a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace.
All therapy dog teams MUST be registered with a national therapy dog registration association. Registration provides liability insurance when you do volunteer work with your dog. Recognized registries for our programs include:
Not all dogs are suited for this kind of work. Nor are all handlers. Before contacting us, we strongly recommend that you read “Dog Assisted Therapy: Is Your Dog a Good Fit?” It is an excellent article by Patricia McConnell, PhD. It is available on-line.
For more information, contact Longmont's Volunteer Office and speak to a TAILS volunteer. The TAILS volunteer will provide information about the program and will ask for your participation information to apply for the program. Please complete the appropriate adult volunteer application to participate as a volunteer.
LAUNCH: LUH Adventure University for New Careers in Healthcare
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the LAUNCH high school career program will be suspended until further notice. We do not anticipate hosting this program at this time, we apologize for the inconvenience.
For any questions or more information, contact the Volunteer Office:
For more than six decades, Longmont United Hospital has been here for the community — all ages, all walks of life and all health care needs. We're a not-for-profit hospital that profits everybody in the region with superior medical services and center of excellence combined with compassionate care. We are with you for life: from childbirth through your senior years.
Achieving precise outcomes in Joint Replacement
The Joint Care Program at Longmont United Hospital is committed to creating a successful and calming experience for our patients. Our surgeons employ the most advanced techniques to improve outcomes, including robotic-assisted knee replacement. We also are one of the few programs to offer patients an orthopedic nurse navigator to help guide them through their entire joint replacement journey from pre-admission testing to outpatient rehabilitation.
Welcome to Longmont United Hospital! Here, you will find all the resources you need to help guide you through your first visit to our facility. Whether you are a patient or a visitor, we hope that you find this page useful and informative.
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.
Public Transportation Information:
- Bus schedules are available at the main information desk between 7:30 am - 8:00 pm.
- For direct assistance with bus schedules, visit RTD Denver website.
- For Call-N-Ride reservations, visit the Longmont Call-N-Ride. A curb-to-curb service that can be scheduled two hours to two weeks in advance. Phone: 303-994-3551.
- Special Transit is now called "Via." Via promotes self-sufficiency for people with limited mobility by providing caring, customer-focused transportation options. For more information visit Via Colorado.
Located in the main lobby.
The gift shop offers items such as:
- Jewelry and clothing
- Baby items
- Personal care items
Due to COVID-19 the hours are currently 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. Hours are subject to change. Call the Gift Shop for more information and updated schedules.
- Phone: 303-485-4173
Coffee is available in the family dining areas located on each floor. We also have several eateries for our guests to choose from, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and snacks.
The Artwalk Café
- Monday - Friday: 7AM - 2PM
- Saturday and Sunday (including holidays): Closed
For your convenience, we have fresh food items made on site, vending snacks, drinks and coffee in the eating area of the café available at any time.
Longmont United Hospital Chapel
Located on the main level of the hospital between the main lobby and laboratory services and is always available to those seeking a quiet place for prayer, meditation and solitude.
The Garden of Peace
Located near the chapel where there is soft music and seating for additional quiet space outdoors.
Being hospitalized and dealing with illness can be an extremely challenging time. Many people find that talking with a chaplain can help during this period. Chaplains in our Spiritual Care Services department provide support to patients, family members, friends and staff members at Longmont United Hospital.
An integral part of our health-care team, chaplains are non-denominational, interfaith, or no faith and are available around the clock to be a caring presence. They offer spiritual and emotional support and listen with openness and understanding. Patients, families and staff are encouraged to call a chaplain when experiencing fear, anger, loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, grief or loss, or when they just need someone to talk to. Chaplains are also available for times of celebration, prayer and rituals.
We are available to support all our patients regardless of beliefs and religious affiliation. Patients do not need to be affiliated with a congregation or faith community to call a chaplain. However if you do belong to a community, we can notify a faith community of your choice to make a visit. Your minister, Rabbi or other spiritual advisor is welcome to visit you or your family members at any time.
Request a visit from a chaplain:
- Phone: 303-651-5280
- Or dial '0' from your room to speak with an operator
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.
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.
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. Find patient representative information.
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.
Programs and Community
The Longmont United Hospital Foundation is dedicated exclusively to supporting healthcare services and associates at Longmont United Hospital through philanthropy. The goal of the Foundation is to help ensure that Longmont United Hospital will have the best possible facilities and equipment to help you and your loved ones when medical care is needed. Your tax deductible gifts help us achieve this important mission.
Community health and wellness is a priority to us, that’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of community programs, classes and events designed to keep you well.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33, from complications of an auto-immune disease. During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in Pat’s memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.
Our DAISY Award honorees demonstrate Longmont United Hospital’s core values. They also demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and compassionate care. They are recognized as role models in our nursing community. Longmont United Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, and will recognize one of our nurses with this special honor every other month.
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
- a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch
In addition, their clinic/unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s. The Barnes family asks that whenever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.
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.
- For school-based inquiries, it is the policy of Longmont United Hospital to accept requests from school districts or a school district’s foundation in funding district-wide events or initiatives, rather than partner with individual schools.
- 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.