Centura - Parker Adventist Hospital
Parker Adventist Hospital, located at E-470 and Parker Road, offers leading medical experts, cutting-edge technology, and a broad array of clinical services. We are committed to excellence in healthcare. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center, and a BirthPlace with a NICU specialized in caring for high-risk newborns.
About Our Hospital
World class doctors. Compassionate care. Close to home.
When Parker Adventist Hospital opened in 2004, it set a new standard of care in the community. Its welcoming atmosphere, patient-centered holistic care and community commitment have represented the hospital's foundation from the beginning. Over time, the hospital has expanded its facility and enhanced its services to be able to care for even the most complicated cases - all without losing sight of those key founding principles.
Parker Adventist Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 1,346
- FY22 Admissions: 8,117
- FY22 ED Visits: 45,946
- Beds: 170 licensed beds
- Surgical Suites: 13
- FY22 Uncompensated/Charity care: $84.3 million
- Emergency, urgent care & trauma services
- Birth center & women's health
- Center of bariatric surgery
- The cancer center
- Breast care center
- Colon & rectal screening, gastroenterology
- Neurology care
- Orthopedics & joint replacement
- Spine surgery
- Robotic surgery
Awards and recognition
- Magnet Designation | Nursing Excellence Designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Nationally Certified Bariatric Program by The Joint Commission
- Nationally Accredited Breast Care Center
- Accredited Cancer Center by ACR
- Joint Commission-certified Spine Program
- Joint Commission-certified Joint Replacement Program
At Parker Adventist Hospital, our philosophy creates an environment where nurses are respected, trained, and equipped to provide the highest level of patient care. We believe that when nurses are skilled, confident, and satisfied with their career, patients' outcomes improve, and that truly is the best of science and spirit.
Parker Adventist Hospital has achieved Magnet™ designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.
The Magnet™ designation places Parker among healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Parker completed a rigorous evaluation that included extensive interviews and a review of nursing services.
Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:
- Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.
- Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
- Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high-caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.
Professional Nursing contributes to care of patients at Parker Adventist Hospital and the surrounding community through the following services:
Bariatric care: Parker Adventist Hospital is a Nationally Certified Center for Bariatric Surgery. Nurses support the care of bariatric weight loss surgery patients and innovative interventions to increase post-operative comfort.
Bone and joint care: Nurses provide pre-and post-operative care to patients needing new joints or other surgical interventions. 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: Parker Adventist Hospital nurses are part of the Centura Health Cancer Network, providing evidence-based diagnosis and treatment unique to each patient. National Oncology Nurse Certification supports 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 in reducing 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 the early identification of heart disease. In the cardiac catheterization lab, nurses support patients through skilled vascular procedures to improve circulation and 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/Southlands Emergency Department: Our emergency and trauma services nurses drove the implementation of protocols providing the optimum outcomes for opioid reduction, stroke, and heart attack patients. Nurses complete triage to decrease patient wait times and provide prompt emergency care. Nurses support the achievement and care provided through the hospital’s 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. Nurses have driven protocols to reduce hospital-acquired infections and increase comfort.
Neonatal intensive care: Nurses care for newborns who need critical care around the clock. These ill patients require highly-skilled nursing interventions. Neonatal intensive care nurses have worked to reduce infants' high blood sugar levels and improve patient comfort, supporting both the newborn and their family members.
Neurology care: Nurses collaborate with the interprofessional team to provide care to patients through the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention process. There is a Nurse Stroke Coordinator who leads the Parker 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 gastrointestinal lab nurses prepare and care for patients needing procedures like colonoscopies. Interventional radiology nurses support patients through skilled diagnostic procedures to inform their healthcare. 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 Parker Adventist Hospital, please visit www.centura.org/careers to learn about positions available and contact information for Human Resources.
Parker Adventist Hospital Leadership
Michael Goebel joined Parker Adventist Hospital as Chief Executive Officer in June 2018. Michael works closely with the hospital’s board to ensure that the hospital is serving its mission and vision and providing care according to its values.
Prior to joining Parker Hospital, Michael served as CEO of Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center, La Grange in Illinois. He was instrumental in the integration of the two facilities, driving the concept of one hospital, two campus philosophy. Under his leadership, Michael guided the planning, design, construction, and opening of the $48 million AMITA Health Cancer Institute and Outpatient Center Hinsdale, followed by the construction of the expanded emergency department at La Grange. He guided Hinsdale to numerous recognitions, most notably the 2017 - 100 Top Hospital designation by Truven Analytics.
With more than 25 years of robust healthcare experience, Michael also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska as well as Chief Operating Officer for our Centura Health sister hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, NE, and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL. He and his wife, Lori, have two adult daughters, Lauren, a graduate of Andrews University, and McKenzie, a student at Denver University.
Leanne Naso is Chief Operations Officer for Parker Adventist Hospital. She has oversite of the hospital’s strategic growth as well as day-to-day operations. Leanne has been in the Adventist Health System for 20 years and has been an exemplary leader since she started at Parker Hospital in 2002.
Beginning as Director of Physician Services, she was instrumental in successfully opening the hospital in 2004. Over the years, she has fostered growth and innovation by developing and growing numerous service lines. She has played a pivotal role in the recruitment of countless physicians of various specialties who lead the charge in providing compassionate and personalized care to our community. Leanne also led the ambulatory development of the South Denver Group’s first Neighborhood Health Center at Southlands. Leanne’s passion for serving our community by meeting their healthcare needs continues to drive her each and every day.
Prior to joining Parker Adventist Hospital, Leanne was with Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, TX, where she held various roles during her seven years of service. Her background includes extensive training in managed care contracting, negotiating, management, physician relations, and credentialing. Leanne was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southwest Texas University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Devin Bateman, MD, is Parker Adventist Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and is on a mission to ensure the hospital’s patients and people experience the same care we would want for our own loved ones. Dr. Bateman is instrumental in managing Parker Adventist Hospital’s medical partners and is committed to ensuring each patient receives high-quality, safe, and effective care to meet their unique needs.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Colorado Medical Society, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Bateman holds certifications from the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Colorado Board of Medicine.
Dr. Bateman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago, IL. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, before serving as the University's Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Bateman is a proud veteran, having served as a Major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps from 1999 to 2003, with deployments supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Erin Ward joined Parker Adventist Hospital in February 2021 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is on a mission to improve himself and Centura Health each day. As a dedicated member of the Centura Health family, Erin joined the team from Longmont United Hospital, where he has served as Director of Finance since 2019. Erin brings more than ten years of experience in financial goal execution and program implementations, achieving department targets, and is a skilled expert in influencing quality-driven benchmarks in healthcare.
During his time at Longmont United Hospital, Erin played a vital role in the growth and development of the organization and was a key leader in helping the team deliver on budget results, fostering communication and education for teams on stewardship management, and prioritizing capital needs. While there, Erin also served on the TruHospice Board and led chaplain services. Prior to his time with Centura Health, Erin had experience in healthcare systems across Colorado and California.
He received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. and his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Walla Walla College, College Place, WA. Erin is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and is a member of the American Society for Quality, among several other professional memberships and certifications.
In his spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. They like traveling, skiing, and biking together. Erin is also an avid runner when time allows.
Andréa Narvaez, MHA, BSN, RN, was named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Parker Adventist Hospital in September 2019. She is responsible for leading the hospital’s clinical operations, setting standards for nursing care and practice, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and driving improvement to achieve organizational goals. Andréa is on a mission to help build a positive culture and make lives better for the hospital’s associates, physicians, and patients.
Prior to joining Parker Hospital, Andréa was a valued member of the Porter Adventist Hospital community, a sister Centura Health hospital. Andréa served in multiple roles where she was instrumental in driving the strategic direction and operational management in nursing and process improvement.
Andréa received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University, and is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Healthcare Leadership also from Regis University. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Andréa is proud to be leading Parker Adventist as a Magnet hospital and is dedicated to creating high-quality and reliable systems of care while fostering the next generation of nurses to lead in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.
At Parker Adventist Hospital, volunteers are essential in carrying out our mission of nurturing the health of the people in our community. Your wisdom, passion, and experience can be used in a meaningful, life-changing way. Our volunteers provide unique contributions to the overall health and comfort of our patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Many of our volunteers are active retirees who serve Parker Adventist Hospital as a way to stay involved in the community and have a passion for healthcare. We also have volunteers who are college and high school students who give their time and want to learn more and better understand healthcare. They are all an invaluable part of our hospital team.
Contact volunteer services if you have any questions.
Email: [email protected]
Volunteer service is a responsibility that requires a definite commitment of time, energy, and desire to serve and therefore requires preparation, orientation, and training. Because of the nature of care being delivered at the hospital, all volunteers are carefully screened and placed into appropriate assignments, and each volunteer must adhere to standard policies and procedures.
Volunteer requirements for Parker Adventist Hospital are:
- Must be at least 16 years of age or older
- Six-month commitment, minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service in one year
- Available for 4-hour volunteer shifts one day/week
- Pass a background check
- Complete medical health screening for TB blood draw and flu vaccination
- Provide two non-family references
- Attend a volunteer information session
- Attend an onboard meeting to receive assignments and tasks
All interested applicants must attend a volunteer information session. This process is designed to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and families, as well as the confidence and success of volunteers.
Once this process is complete, volunteers will shadow the area of interest. Once a position is agreed upon by both sides, the volunteer will attend an onboard meeting where they will receive a written service description outlining their assignment and tasks.
- Train for their specific volunteer position
- ID badge and uniform — volunteers are required to wear a blue smock or vest with a white shirt, ID badge, black dress pants or skirt, and closed toed shoes
- Attend regularly scheduled safety training and volunteer meetings
- Remain current with provided biennial TB skin testing and annual flu vaccinations
We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities in patient and non-patient service areas. Below are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available at Parker Adventist Hospital:
- Information Desk
- Surgery Waiting Reception
- Cancer Center
- Emergency Department
- PawPals (Therapy Dog Program)
- Gift Boutique
- Needle Arts Guild
- Nurse Server
- Nutrition Services
- Office Support
- Collating Crew
- Hospital Tea Cart
- Patient Visitation
- Neurosciences/Sleep Lab
- Curious George Tour Program
- Southlands ER
- The Breast Care Center at Parker Adventist Hospital, Office Support
We would love to talk with you about how you can make a difference as part of the Parker Adventist Hospital volunteer team!
If you are interested in helping in other ways, you can participate in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Rotary, or another group and support special projects. We have some opportunities and are open to new ones:
- Make no-sew fleece lap blankets, size 36” X 36” or 36” X 48”, adult patterns
- Donate soft-bound books to our Little Library in the hospital lobby
- Build children’s activity kits of stickers, coloring pages, crayons, etc.
- Donate magazines to be distributed to waiting areas — published within the last three months
At Parker Adventist Hospital, a non-profit hospital within Centura Health system of care, we are committed to excellence in healthcare. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, our expert doctors and experienced medical teams provide the best health care and specialize in over 55 medical specialties. Our nationally-accredited Joint and Spine Programs, BirthPlace and NICU, Cancer Center, Center for Bariatric Surgery, and Level II Trauma Center Emergency Department are just a few examples of the sophisticated healthcare excellence we provide.
Putting patients on road to health with weight-loss surgery
The Center for Bariatric Surgery provides a comprehensive program to help patients safely and effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We offer three types of surgery, nutritional and psychological counseling, online education and more to help patients attain their health goals. Our program is recognized by Optum, Cigna, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield as delivering exceptional care and clinical outcomes .
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.
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 8 pm, seven days a week, the main lobby entrance will be locked. After 8 pm, enter the hospital through the emergency department walk-in entrance.
- Visitors remaining after 8 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. Free valet parking is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Please see the security office, located at the emergency department, for assistance after hours.
Vending machines are located on the lower level next to the cafeteria, and on the first floor in the atrium near the gift shop.
A 24-hour Micro Mart with fresh food, frozen items, and drinks is located in the patient waiting area on the first floor.
Location: Lower level
Monday - Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7 am - 2 pm
Closed on weekends
Our gift shop is conveniently located next to admissions on the main floor. Visitors can find a variety of gifts and convenience items for their family members or loved ones in the hospital. Call 303-269-4950 to get the most updated hours.
Letters and packages are delivered to patients Monday - Friday. 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 on the main level of the hospital across from the gift shop.
Programs and Community
We ignite passionate giving by connecting generous hearts to transform lives.
Parker Hospital Foundation a nonprofit, faith-based fundraising organization dedicated to providing financial support to Parker 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 Parker Adventist Hospital.
At Parker Adventist Hospital, we believe our community’s health is a family affair. Join the Parker Hospital Foundation to make a difference.
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 Parker Adventist 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. Parker Adventist 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.
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
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.
Horses, Heads, and Helmets
The ONLY Equestrian helmet program in the State of Colorado.
Education on concussion, when to seek Emergency Care, and how to fit a helmet properly.
Classes at Parker the fourth Thursday of each month. Will present to local riding club meetings, or large groups. Helmets are available for purchase for $5 and are fitted appropriately.
Please call Trauma Services at 303-269-4638 or email [email protected] for more information or sign-up below.
ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls
This is a FREE evidence based 3.5-hour class on fall prevention for adults and seniors. We provide education on:
• Falls and risk for the older adult
• Home hazards
• Safety in public
• Medication and falls
• Vision and falls
Please call Trauma Services at 303-269-4638 or email [email protected] for more information or sign up below.
Teens in Medicine
- Teens in Medicine is a free lecture series designed to introduce students to a wide range of occupations available in the health care industry.
- Speakers will be Sarah Tilkens, Manager Imaging Parker Radiology & Dr. Chris West, M.A., D.O., ABAARM, family medicine.
- Recommended ages 14 to 19.