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: 796
- FY21 Admissions: 12,765
- FY21 ED Visits: 44,325
- Caregivers: 1,485
- Licensed Beds: 237
- Surgical Suites: 12
- FY21 Uncompensated/Charity Care: $53,128,134
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.
He is responsible for overseeing all daily leadership decisions for the hospital while implementing key initiatives for the continuous improvement of the organization. In addition to acting as the St. Anthony representative in all operational-related initiatives, Kevin is the leading member of the St. Anthony Hospital senior executive team which is charged with the development of service line strategies and operating plans to enhance patient care and grow market share within St. Anthony Hospital’s overall primary and secondary markets.
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 Health Campus, 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 in 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, 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 at Chief Operating Officer (COO) for St. Anthony Hospital and is on a mission to inspire teams to thrive and improve every day. 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, Ariz.
Christine’s professional accomplishments throughout her 23-year career in health care 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 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 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, Colo. A Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz. 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.
Michelle Smith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is St. Anthony Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and is on a mission to make things the best for those in our trust including associates, patients, and loved ones.
Michelle, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience as a CNO in academic, community and for-profit settings, joined Centura Health from Baptist Memorial Hospital- Memphis, Tenn. She brings a well-developed professional acumen with expertise in demonstrating quality and safety outcomes, financial management and building cohesive teams with her extensive nursing leadership background.
Michelle has illustrated proven success in patient safety and quality results and noted that she’s most proud of her accomplishments in reducing hospital-acquired infections and reducing rates of CAUTI and CLABSI instances. She strives to continue this nationally-recognized work at St. Anthony Hospital as well, as her true passion lies in keeping patients safe. Another of her goals is to personalize the patient and associate experience, helping associates to realize their impact and the incredible work they do each day while continuously improving patient and family experiences.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from William Jewell College, Kansas City, Mo. in 1983 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mo. in 1991.
In 2003, Michelle was recognized by the William Jewell College, School of Nursing as an outstanding Alumnus and was a Southern Colorado Nightingale Nominee for Nursing Leadership. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Kevin Wikoff serves in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for St. Anthony and OrthoColorado Hospitals. He is on a mission to enable our leaders to be amazing stewards of our resources.
Since joining Centura Health in 2009, Kevin has served in progressively responsible leadership roles including in business management, finance and decision support.
Kevin is skilled at improving operating and financial results of complex service lines by fostering physician and leader relationships; striving to improve processes and procedures and providing overall strength in leadership and accountability. He works to empower his leaders and business partners to be the best stewards of their resources.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
Len Gross joined the Centura Health community in 2018 at sister facility, Avista Adventist Hospital and was named Human Resources Director for St. Anthony Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital later that year. Len is on a mission to create an environment where everyone can grow and prosper.
Len has proven success in developing, coordinating, implementing and managing facility-wide Human Resources functions in conjunction with Enterprise-led initiatives. He is passionate about developing engagement strategies and ensuring a people-facing approach is used in all strategic discussions.
Prior to his time at Centura Health, Len served in various Human Resources leadership roles across a variety of disciplines in Arizona, California and Wyoming. Len earned his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, his Associate of Science Degree in Earth Sciences from Casper College, Casper, Wyo. During his professional career, Len has also served on various boards including the YMCA, United Way, and more in past local communities. He also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is Total Quality Management Certified.
Board of Trustees
St. Anthony Hospital has an enormous commitment to bringing our community the very best in care with 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:
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 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 completing your application, we will contact you with further details if space is available.
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'll 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.
On behalf of our caregivers, support staff, physicians and volunteers, welcome to St. Anthony Hospital and the St. Anthony Medical Campus. Each of us is committed to providing you the high-quality, personalized care that has been the hallmark of our hospital for more than 120 years. We understand that times of illness and injury affect not only our patients, but also their families. Please let us know how we can help make these days easier. Our goal is to provide the level of patient experience that enhances your peace of mind and earns your full confidence.
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.
Our pharmacy and gift shop is conveniently located in the main lobby of the hospital. Visitors can find a variety of gifts and convenience items for their family members or loved ones in the hospital including a selection of:
- Plush Toys
- Greeting Cards
- Candy and Snacks
- Over the Counter Pharmacy Products
- Home medical equipment including crutches, reachers and other home assist items.
Monday through Friday: 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm
Green Mountain Marketplace & Café
The Green Mountain Marketplace & Café is about as far from the traditional hospital cafeteria as you can get. The Marketplace is located on the first floor and has several cuisine centers open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night service. There are be Fresh-to-Order, Grab & Go as well as brick oven pizzas. You'll also find indoor and outdoor dining areas for your pleasure. You're invited to enjoy the cafe anytime - even if you're not visiting or working at the hospital!
Monday through Friday:
Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10 am
Lunch: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner: 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Late Night: 11 am to 2 am
Saturday and Sunday:
Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10 am
Lunch: 11 am to 2:30 p.m
Dinner: 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Village Roaster Coffee Shop
A coffee shop is located next to the café in the southwest corner of the main floor. Visitors, family and friends are welcome to enjoy gourmet coffee, specialty coffee beverages, teas and light breakfast or lunch items.
Monday through Friday, 6 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 6 am to 2 pm
Closed on Sundays
Vending machines can be found near the marketplace for between time convenience.
The St. Anthony Hospital Chapel is located on the main level of the hospital just east of the main entrance and is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm to those seeking a quiet place for prayer, meditation and solitude.
Our hospital chaplains, chaplain residents and interns provide emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and staff from a diversity of religious beliefs and practices, with concern for confidentiality. Our chaplains are trained Spiritual Care providers from a diversity of faith traditions, all of whom share respect for personal belief and a value for honoring spirituality with a non-judgmental presence. They are available for crisis counseling, to support chronically ill patients, these in recovery and rehabilitation and those patients and families facing death or needing bereavement care.
Chaplains including our Roman Catholic Priest chaplain are available by request and Catholic Eucharistic Ministers are available daily to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients. For patients and guests desiring to be connected to their own spiritual care advisor, our chaplaincy staff can arrange this through a referral to community religious leaders.
We are here for you 24/7, to serve you, and be by your side during your stay. To speak with or leave a message for a Spiritual Care team member, please dial "531760" if in the hospital or from outside the hospital, call 720-321-1760. You may always ask your nurse to contact us, as well.
St. Anthony Hospital is dedicated to caring for our patients and their loved ones during their time at the hospital. Our Spiritual Care Department has partnered with local hotels to offer the lowest rates to our guests. To make a reservation, contact the hotel directly and let them know you need the St. Anthony Hospital rate.
For assistance with reservations or more information regarding discounted hotel rates for patient family members, contact Spiritual Care:
- Phone: 720-321-1760
Local Supporting Hotel Listing
800 Tabor St.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 1 Mile
Origin Hotel Red Rocks
18485 W. Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 6.5 Miles
137 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Distance: .4 Miles
Homewood Suites by Hilton
139 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Distance: .4 Miles
Home2 Suites by Hilton
50 Van Gordon St.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Distance: .4 Miles
Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver West/Federal Center (Marriott)
140 S. Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Distance: .5 Miles
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Distance: 1 Mile
Sonesta Simply Suites
895 Tabor St.
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-232-7171 ext. 4
Distance: 1.1 Miles
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham
15059 W Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 3 Miles
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
17140 W Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 4.5 Miles
17150 W Colfax Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 4.5 Miles
Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
Distance: 4.5 miles
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.
Centura Health Pharmacy at St. Anthony Hospital is conveniently located in the main hospital lobby. Our full-service retail pharmacy is open to the public and offers a variety of over-the-counter products and get-well gifts.
Patients leaving Medical Office Plaza appointments, as well as those being discharged from St. Anthony Hospital or OrthoColorado Hospital, will also find us a convenient option when filling their medications. Learn more
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm (closed noon to 12:30 pm on weekends)
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.
You have a direct telephone line in your hospital room. The number is listed on the telephone. You may give this number to family and friends. Or, the caller may dial 720-321-0000 and ask for your room number. If you do not want to be called, ask your nurse to turn off the ringer. You can also request that your room and phone number not be given out.
- To reach the hospital operator, dial "0" or 720-321-0000.
- To call a local number, press "9" + 10-digit number, including area code.
- To call a long distance number, press "0" and ask the hospital operator to assist you. Long distance phone cards are available in the hospital lobby, or you may use your own calling card.
Courtesy phones are located throughout the hospital's waiting areas from which complementary outgoing only local calls may be made. Dial 9 and the 10-digit number, including area code. There are no pay phones in the hospital. To call a long distance number, press "0" and ask the hospital operator to assist you. Long distance phone cards are available in the hospital lobby, or you may use your own calling card.
Communication methods or interpreters will be provided for your special needs. A telephone device is available to help hearing-impaired patients or patients who want to communicate with a hearing-impaired relative or friend. Ask your nurse to help you.
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.
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: