Centura - St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a full-service, acute care hospital designated as a Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. A primary receiving center for the region’s most seriously ill and injured patients, it is the headquarters for Flight For Life® Colorado, an international model for air and ground transport services.
Founded in 1893, St. Anthony Hospital moved to its eco-conscious Lakewood campus in 2011. Today, this state-of-the-art facility, its patient-oriented processes, and advanced technology support physicians and associates across multiple award-winning areas of care.
About Our Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital was created as a true healing environment — a place that nurtures the well-being of patients, guests, and associates.
St. Anthony Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 1,231
- FY22 Admissions: 12,556
- FY22 ED Visits: 54,944
- Caregivers: 1,753
- Licensed Beds: 237
- Surgical Suites: 12
- FY22 Uncompensated/Charity care: $127.1 million
Professional Nursing contributes to care of patients at St. Anthony 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 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: St. Anthony 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 in reducing side effects from those treatments. Palliative Care nurses support end-of-life decision-making and pain management throughout the cancer journey. Nurses facilitate multiple community support groups to help patients manage their cancer experience.
Cardiology care: Nurse practitioners and cardiac rehabilitation nurses organize cardiac testing for early identification of heart disease and cardiac rehabilitation following a heart disease diagnosis. Cardiac catheterization lab and electrophysiology 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. Cardiac intensive care unit nurses and telemetry nurses provide inpatients with support and monitoring to identify and manage cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias.
Case management care: Nurse case managers begin the process of discharge planning coordination shortly after patients are admitted. Nurse case managers collaborate with social workers and nurses for a discharge plan which supports the requests of patients and their family members.
Emergency and trauma care: Our emergency and trauma services nurses drove the implementation of protocols providing optimum outcomes for sepsis, geriatric, stroke, and heart attack patients. Nurses triage patients to decrease wait times and provide prompt emergency care. Nurses support the achievement of, and care provided through, the Level I Trauma Certification and are recognized by the emergency nurses Association as Lantern Award recipients.
Inpatient rehabilitation care: Nurses provide specialty rehabilitation care to patients needing increased strength, endurance, and nursing care during their transition from acute care treatment to home or a skilled nursing facility. Nurses collaborate with physical, occupational, and speech therapists to meet patient care needs throughout inpatient rehabilitation.
Intensive care: Nurses care for patients who need ventilation support, CRRT, and specialized nursing care around the clock. These ill patients require highly-skilled nursing interventions. Critical care nurses have worked to reduce patient infections and improve patient mobility and 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. Acute care nurses have protocols to reduce hospital-acquired infections to influence hospital length of stay and increase patient comfort.
Neurology care: Nurses collaborate with the interprofessional team to provide care to patients through the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention processes. There is a nurse stroke coordinator who leads the St. Anthony Hospital Stroke Certification process, ensuring top-level care for stroke patients. Neurology intensive care unit nurses provide inpatients with support and monitoring to identify and manage medical and traumatic neurological symptoms.
Outpatient care: Nurses support patients who may not need an inpatient stay but need outpatient care and treatment. Our gastrointestinal lab nurses prepare and care for patients needing procedures like endoscopies or 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. Outpatient procedural nurses provide pain management alternatives to increase patient comfort. Senior Health nurses care for our aging patient population to support their healthcare needs.
Perioperative care: Our skilled nurses support the patient through preparation for surgery, assist during surgical procedures, and provide interventions and care during the recovery process. Professional nursing organization standards have been implemented by perioperative nurses, including the time-out process, reduction of micro-organisms that can result in infections, and team communication to track surgical instruments.
Spine care: Nurses provide care to patients through treatment and surgical intervention for spinal issues. Spine nurses have collaborated with the interprofessional team to improve pain control and mobility for post-operative spine patients.
If you are interested in a nursing position at St. Anthony Hospital, please visit www.centura.org/careers to learn about positions available and contact information for Human Resources.
St. Anthony Hospital Leadership
Kevin Jenkins is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for St. Anthony Hospital, the region’s leading Level I Trauma and Tertiary Center. Rooted in his mission to help those around him achieve their very best, Kevin is an enthusiastic leader and passionate about creating a culture that allows the St. Anthony Hospital caregivers to do their very best work, creating an environment of trust, collaboration, and partnership. He wants to continue the longstanding St. Anthony ministry of building flourishing communities.
Kevin joined the Centura Health community in March 2012 as Vice President, Administrator for St. Anthony North Hospital, where he led the expansion and development of the new St. Anthony North Health Campus. He also served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Care for the Mountains and North Denver Operating Group, where he executed on all group ambulatory strategies and the development of the Neighborhood Health Centers for Centura Health. In March of 2017, Kevin stepped in as the CEO of St. Anthony North Hospital, where he was responsible for leading significant financial growth, including operating net revenue, facilitating a cultural transformation in associate engagement, and significantly improving hospital quality and safety scores. Kevin later joined St. Anthony Hospital as CEO in April 2020.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University, Idaho, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a guest lecturer at several national conferences; topics include Ambulatory Strategies and Implementation, Staff Engagement and Patient Experience, and Being the Differentiator in your Market.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and five children ranging in age from two years old to 12. He enjoys coaching competitive sports, exploring the outdoors of Colorado, and volunteering in the community.
Christine McSweeney, FACHE, MBA, RD, serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for St. Anthony Hospital and is on a mission to inspire teams to thrive and improve daily. Christine is instrumental in leading the hospital’s operational improvement and efficiency initiatives, service line growth, and fostering new business development.
Prior to her role at St. Anthony Hospital, Christine served as Centura Health’s Group Vice President of Operations & Shared Services, where she began in September 2019. Before joining the Centura Health community, Christine served in COO roles at organizations including Banner Health and Banner — University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.
Christine’s professional accomplishments throughout her 23-year career in healthcare leadership include overseeing the development of new service lines and campuses, leading operational efficiency work, developing new workflows, securing resources, and delivering enterprise-wide results with multiple shared services, and more.
Christine received her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy and International Business from Arizona State University.
Gerald Winston Tripp II, MD, serves as St. Anthony Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Tripp is on a mission to have all providers and associates understand the tremendous impact they have on the care of our patients. Dr. Tripp is responsible for managing St. Anthony Hospital’s clinical operations, liaising between the administration and medical associates, and ensuring our patients receive the highest standard of medical care.
He is a Colorado native and has worked at St. Anthony Hospital and Denver Metro area hospitals since 1998. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he has held several progressive leadership roles, including serving as the Medical Director of St. Anthony Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2013, Physician Director of Informatics since 2014, Medical Director of the ED Observation Unit since 2015 and Vice President of St. Anthony Hospital’s Medical Staff since 2017. He also serves as a Board Member for the St. Anthony Health Foundation.
Dr. Tripp received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. A Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. He is currently board certified in emergency medicine.
Dr. Tripp looks with excitement toward the future of St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health, as he is passionate about ensuring that each patient is treated with comprehensive, whole person care.
Marie, who is on a mission to love, respect and serve others, serves as the Director Strategic HR Business Partner. Marie served as the Human Resources Director at Longmont United Hospital in 2019 before transitioning into the role of Director of Associate Relations at Enterprise in 2020.
Prior to transitioning to Centura Health, Marie worked in human resources in healthcare systems in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Her experience includes managing training programs, employee relations, and employee health and benefits.
Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado.
As CNO, Jennette is on a mission to inspire and encourage others she interacts with on a daily basis. Jennette is a dynamic nursing leader with a passion for Magnet-level patient care, fostering interdisciplinary teamwork that honors staff and makes a difference in patients’ lives.
Jennette has served in numerous nurse leadership roles including Associate Chief Nursing Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora-HCA, Chief Nursing Officer at Highlands Ranch Hospital - UC Health, Chief Nursing Officer for UCHealth Broomfield and Grandview Hospitals, and now returns to Centura Health after serving Parker Adventist Hospital from 2007 to 2016 in a variety of nursing roles. Jennette holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado.
Board of Trustees
St. Anthony 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 many volunteers, who are the heart and soul of St. Anthony Hospital. Whether you are welcoming people at our front desk, walking with someone to a testing area, or quietly holding a hand in the ER waiting room, you are always good medicine.
If you have questions or want more information, contact us:
- Phone: 720-321-4070
- [email protected]
Volunteering is rewarding and fun but demands a significant service-based commitment on your part. At St. Anthony 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 St. Anthony Hospital. See a list of volunteer requirements:
- Flexibility and availability. We schedule regular, weekly shifts that are typically four hours in length (these may vary by assignment). Most of our volunteers average 100 to 200 service hours each year.
- Must be 16 years of age or older. There is potential for exposure to confidential information which may be obtained directly or indirectly concerning patients, doctors or personnel.
- Undergo a background check. All volunteer applicants must sign a background check form at the information session.
- Provide immunization records, flu-shot documentation, TB testing, and two personal references. All of these forms will be available for you at the information session.
Due to the nature of our services, St. Anthony Hospital does not accept court-ordered volunteer applicants.
Upon submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation with a link where you can register for an information session. You must attend a session within six months of submitting your online application.
Due to the uniqueness of volunteering in a hospital including the commitment level and regulatory guidelines to which volunteers must adhere, all prospective volunteers are required to attend this session prior to moving on in the application process. When you attend:
- You will meet staff from St. Anthony Hospital Volunteer Services Department.
- Hear more about volunteer opportunities.
- Go over remaining documentation requirements and ask questions about the application process.
Once you have successfully completed the background check and all documentation has been submitted and approved, your volunteer placement will be confirmed and you will receive your first volunteer assignment.
We will make sure you have all the orientation and training you need in addition to uniforms, if necessary, and parking arrangements.
Are there age requirements to volunteer at St. Anthony Hospital?
Yes. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Some volunteer opportunities may be limited due to additional age requirements.
I don't have a Social Security Number. Can I still apply to volunteer?
No. A valid Social Security Number is required because no other form of identification can be substituted for our verification process.
I have court-ordered community service. Can I volunteer at St. Anthony Hospital?
No. We cannot accept court-ordered service volunteers.
Where do I send my completed application?
You may complete and submit your application online. All applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Authorization to Volunteer.
What will happen if I don't agree to complete the screening process?
According to laws and health care regulations, all prospective volunteers are required to complete our screening process, which includes a thorough background check and health screening. Those who do not complete the screenings will not be able to volunteer at St. Anthony Hospital. This process, though rigorous, helps to ensure the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff and the patients and families we serve. As a result, it is a benefit to you as well as to St. Anthony Hospital.
Why do I need a Tuberculosis (TB) test and what does it involve?
Volunteers are required to have a QuantiFERON-TB Gold blood test. This is a new FDA approved blood test for the detection of tuberculosis (TB) infection. As a modern alternative to the traditional tuberculin skin test (TST), the QuantiFERON Gold TB test offers a simpler and more accurate, reliable, and convenient TB diagnostic tool. This test is highly specific and can strongly predict true positive TB infection. The test results are obtained by a one-time blood draw. Once you complete the blood test you will only be required to complete a written TB survey form every year thereafter.
I had a TB test within the past year. Do I just need to complete the rest of the health assessment?
If you have had a TB skin test this year, you are still required to do a QuantiFERON-TB Gold blood test. If you have already had a QuantiFERON Gold blood test, please contact the volunteer office to determine if another is required.
St. Anthony Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center in Lakewood, Colorado, providing a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding metro areas at our state-of-the-art medical campus. At St. Anthony Hospital, you can be confident in our expertise in heart and vascular, stroke, trauma, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer, da Vinci Surgery and more.
Level I Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care
For more than 40 years, St. Anthony Hospital has served as the epicenter of trauma care for the most critically injured in Colorado. Our trauma team is recognized internationally for its work in advancing trauma care protocols and trauma system development. Our trauma center includes the state’s first and only dedicated 24/7 trauma operating room, Flight for Life Colorado air transport, and comprehensive traumatic brain injury and stroke programs.
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 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. Free valet parking is available Monday through Friday, 8 am - 6 pm. Please see the security office, located at the emergency department, for assistance after hours.
Green Mountain Marketplace & Café
Location: On the first floor, by the main lobby
- Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10 am
- Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm
- Dinner: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Late Night: 11 pm - 2 am
- Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10 am
- Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm
- Dinner: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Village Roaster Coffee Shop
Location: On the first floor, past the cafeteria
Weekday hours: 6 am - 8 pm
- Saturday: 6 am - 3 pm
- Sunday: 7 am - 12 pm
Our gift shop is conveniently located inside the main entrance. Visitors can find a variety of gifts and convenience items for their family members or loved ones in the hospital. Call 720-321-8279 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 first floor by the Green Mountain Marketplace & Café and by the emergency department.
Programs and Community
St. Anthony Health Foundation supports the life-changing programs and services of St. Anthony Hospital. Your gift will save lives, restore health and nurture health of struggling families, right here in your community, and beyond, making it possible to continue the mission put into motion by our founding Sisters of St. Francis more than 120 years ago.
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
We believe giving is part of healing, and the value of philanthropy is not just in dollars raised, but also in the emotional investment people make with us when we help connect them to our mission. Every gift counts. Thank you for your gracious generosity.
St. Anthony Hospital is committed providing classes, programs and support that promote health and wellness in our community.
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.
St. Anthony Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program focuses on the most common injuries occurring in our community. Therefore, our program focuses on injuries that result from falls, motor vehicle crashes, and sport/recreational activities.
St. Anthony Hospital injury prevention programs include:
- Stepping On Driving Safety
- Brain Injury Prevention
If you would like to learn more about our program or to request a presentation or representation at an event, contact us.
Are you ready to quit smoking?
Our smoking cessation program provides the help you need to be successful.
We understand that quitting is not easy and everyone trying to quit needs a plan that will work for them. The smoking cessation program at St. Anthony Hospital involves individual sessions with a certified addiction counselor so those ready to quit, have the individualized tools they need to be successful.
Our smoking cessation program includes:
- Three individual sessions with a certified addiction counselor - One 90-minute session and two one-hour sessions.
- A variety of treatments, strategies and techniques based on your individual needs.
- Free monthly telephone follow-up for one year.
Individualized quit plans include:
- Pharmacology Treatment - For those who need medication support, we may implement Chantix, Wellbutrin or nicotine replacement therapy.
- Behavior change strategies
- Relaxation and meditation techniques
- Physical, emotional and Mental techniques
- Relapse prevention and support
Contact us to schedule an appointment: