Our hospital incorporates health and wellness services for local communities. Highlights of St. Anthony North Hospital include 60,000 square feet of integrated physician clinics for both primary and specialty care, an ambulatory surgery center, birthing center with private birthing suites, Level III Trauma Center with 24/7 emergency services, 100 inpatient beds and outpatient diagnostics center with lab and imaging services.
Built on the pillars of convenience, wellness and person-centered care, St. Anthony North Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient care at one site, with an emphasis on preventive health, wellness and health education, we offer health services that deliver optimal health care value to the communities of Westminster, Erie, Brighton, Broomfield, Northglenn and Thornton.
About Our Hospital
St. Anthony North Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 911
- Caregivers: 1,035
- Licensed Beds: 100
- 2020 Admissions: 6,171
- 2020 ED Visits: 42,856 total (144th Avenue ED: 28,502 / 84th Avenue ED: 14,354)
- ED Private Rooms: 20
- Surgical Suites: 8
- FY21 uncompensated/charity care: $46,015,128
Top-Rated for Quality and Patient Safety
ANCC Pathways to Excellence Designee
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A – Spring 2021
CMS 5-Star Rating
2021 Healthgrades Awards
Outstanding Patient Experience Award winner in 2021, placing St. Anthony North in the top 15% of U.S. hospitals
Critical Care Excellence Award Recipient for 2021, placing St. Anthony North in the top 10% in the nation for critical care
Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal / Stomach Surgeries and Treatment of Pancreatitis for 2021
Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2021
Five-Start Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2021
Chest Pain with Primary PCI accreditation
Chest Pain-MI Platinum Performance Achievement Award recipient from the American College of Cardiology in 2021
American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus STEMI Award, and Silver NSTEMI Award for Coronary Artery Disease, in 2020
We offer a full range of preventive, diagnostic, interventional and rehabilitation cardiovascular care.
The cardiovascular catheterization labs at St. Anthony North Health Campus are available for critical interventions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Joint Commission Primary Stroke Care Certification
American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for 2020
Mothers receive natural, patient-directed care in a modern and supportive environment while benefiting from the most advanced medical care available.
Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Orthopedics / Joint Care
State-of-the-art specialists, staff, facilities and technology to help treat joint pain, injuries and arthritic conditions
Board-certified and board-eligible specialists skilled in providing diagnostic care and treatment
Professional Nursing contributes to care of patients at St. Anthony North Hospital and the surrounding community through the following services:
Bone, Joint, and Spine Care: Nurses and Nurse Practitioners 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.
Cardiology Care: Nurses coordinate 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 nurses provide inpatients with support and monitoring to identify and manage cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias.
Emergency Care: Emergency nurses drove 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 achievement of, and care provided through the Level II Trauma Certification.
Intensive Care: Nurses care for patients who need critical care, ventilation support, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), or Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) around the clock. These ill patients require highly skilled nursing interventions. Intensive 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. St. Anthony North Hospital medical units implemented the PIVO device, which eliminates multiple blood draws for patients, making the patient experience more comfortable.
Neonatal Intensive Care: NICU Nurses and Nurse Practitioners deliver care to our smallest patients down to 28 weeks. Their focus on promoting health and development helps get babies home to their families as soon as possible.
Neurology Care: Nurses provide care to patients through the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention processes. There is a Nurse Stroke Coordinator who leads the St. Anthony North Hospital Stroke Certification process, ensuring top-level care for stroke patients.
Obstetrical Care: Nurses provide care for our pregnant patients during the antepartum, labor, delivery, and postpartum periods. Professional nursing organizational standards have been implemented for patient safety related to electronic fetal monitoring, breastfeeding, decreasing caesarean sections and more.
Outpatient Care: Nurses support patients who may not need an inpatient stay but need care and treatment. Our Gastro-Intestinal Lab Nurses prepare and care for patients needing procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies. Interventional Radiology Nurses support patients through skilled diagnostic procedures to inform their health care. 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 Perioperative nurses including the time-out process, reduction of micro-organisms that can result in infections, and team communication to track surgical instruments.
If you are interested in a Nursing position at St. Anthony North Hospital, please visit www.centura.org/careers to learn about positions available and contact information.
St. Anthony North Hospital Leadership
Constance Schmidt, DNP, MHA, RN, FACHE, serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for St. Anthony North Hospital, overseeing all strategic initiatives, operations, and day-to-day planning for the hospital and health campus. As the leading member the St. Anthony North Hospital executive team, she is instrumental in developing the future strategic and operational planning for both the health campus and ambulatory market area supporting the Centura network. With more than ten years of health care leadership experience, Constance is a mission-inspired executive, and works to identify new programming and services that will increase access to care in the north metro Denver area.
Constance received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Northern Colorado, Master of Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb., and her Doctor of Nursing Practice – Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University in Aurora. Additionally, she is a board-certified member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Christopher Johnston, MD, FACEP, is the Chief Medical Officer at St. Anthony North Hospital, where he oversees clinical operations and serves as liaison between administration and medical providers while ensuring our patients receive the highest quality of medical care.
"I am on a mission to elevate patient care and those who provide it," Dr. Johnston said. “Everyone at St. Anthony North Hospital plays an integral part in taking great care of patients. Supporting those at the bedside is my top priority.”
Prior to becoming Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Johnston served as the Emergency Department Medical Director at St. Anthony North Hospital’s 144th and 84th campuses.
A graduate of St. Louis University and the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Johnston has more than a decade of award-winning physician experience at Centura Health and hospitals across the Denver metro area.
Jessie Thurber-Dean, BSN, RN, serves as Chief Nursing Officer for St. Anthony North Hospital. She is responsible for overseeing the daily clinical operations of St. Anthony North Hospital and provides daily nursing leadership to ensure smooth operations and nursing practices across the organization.
Jessie joined Centura Health in 2018 as St. Anthony North Hospital’s Director of Acute Care Services. Before joining Centura Health Jessie served in different nursing roles ranging from a bedside nurse to a nursing leader.
Jessie is originally from the Midwest where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Catherine University.
Jessie’s professional mission is - “To engage, inspire and lift our associates to their highest potential while cultivating a positive work environment.”
Carol Travis joined St. Anthony North Hospital as its Chief Financial Officer in May of 2018. In her role, Carol provides leadership and oversight of hospital operations, financial performance, and stewardship. She has been with Centura Health for nearly 15 years serving in various finance leadership roles. Carol spent time working in the hospital setting, helping our communities flourish at Littleton Adventist, Parker Adventist and Porter Adventist hospitals, and she has also worked at Centura Health’s corporate office. Prior to her work in health care, Carol worked in the assurance and advisory business services division of Ernst & Young, LLP in Denver, CO. Carol is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado and a graduate of Colorado State University.
Sissel Jacob is the Vice President of Operations at Centura Health – St. Anthony North Health Campus, where she oversees the hospital’s support services and focuses on growth and facility expansion.
“I’m on a mission to be a resource to all in need and lead with love,” Sissel says. “The people at St. Anthony North are special. Coupled with a family atmosphere, there is a commitment to excellent patient care and a constant focus on improvement.”
Sissel’s goals include strengthening the foundation of the hospital by improving operational efficiency and successfully leading the ministry through a major campus expansion.
Sissel has been with Centura for more than a decade. Prior to her role at St. Anthony North, Sissel served as an operations executive reporting directly to Centura’s Chief Operating Officer. She has also served at several south metro Denver hospitals, directing teams in Supply Chain Management, Environmental Services and Food & Nutrition Services.
Previously she was the Vice President of Mission Leadership Integration for CHI - St. Francis Health and was responsible for advancing the mission, vision, and core values of the organization and ensuring they were applied to all organizational policies. During her time at St. Francis Health, Ann developed the Family Footprints Program, a home visitation parent education program for new parents to help prevent child abuse/neglect. The program was recognized by community stakeholders as making a real difference in the local community.
She earned her B.S. degree in Agriculture and Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University and her M.S. degree in Spirituality of Leadership Development from Neumann College.
Emily Atencio is the Director of Human Resources for St. Anthony North Hospital. Having worked at St. Anthony North Hospital for nearly two and a half years, Emily’s passion for our caregivers and our community has been clearly visible in her incredible work. Emily brings a broad range of HR experience to the position and truly works to grow the culture of engagement we are building at St. Anthony North Hospital, as we provide whole person care for our patients and aspire to be the health care system of choice for our community.
There’s a reason many St. Anthony North Hospital volunteers have been sharing their time for 5, 15 and even 20 years. It’s because they get something important back—the clear knowledge that they’re making a difference.
If you’re interested in a rewarding volunteer opportunity, we would love to talk with you. Whatever your interest, it’s likely we have an area that needs your skills. The three general areas of service are:
- Patient Care areas
- Clerical support
Most of our volunteer opportunities are available at St. Anthony North Hospital located at 144th Avenue & I-25; however, we also have openings at our 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center located at 2551 W. 84th Avenue in Westminster.
- All applicants make a one year commitment to volunteering.
- Each week, volunteers work one, 4-hour shift. Additional shifts are negotiable.
- TB test compliance and a willingness to receive an annual flu shot.
- Ongoing education to ensure up-to-date information is received.
Currently, we partner exclusively with students from these local programs- Arrupe Jesuit High School, Bollman Technical Education Center and Mapleton Early College. Staff recommendation is required.
Please Note: we are currently accepting volunteer applications, but at this time we do not have the application available online.
St. Anthony North Hospital provides whole person care for all of our local communities. Highlights include 60,000 square feet of integrated physician clinics for both primary and specialty care, an ambulatory surgery center, birthing center with private birthing suites, Level III Trauma Center with 24/7 emergency services, 100 inpatient beds and an outpatient diagnostics center with lab and imaging services. In early 2022, we will open a new, state-of-the-art orthopedic center just south of our health campus.
Connecting care for orthopedic patients
At St. Anthony North, we help our orthopedic patients achieve the best possible outcome by providing coordinated care from pre-admission testing through recovery. Whether you are turning to us for an orthopedic problem, joint replacement, or spine surgery, you’ll be cared for by a team of orthopedic experts in a hospital setting expressly designed to deliver seamless, safe, and stress-free care.
St. Anthony North Hospital was designed to create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and visitors. We welcome visitors at all times as we know family and friends are a vital part of the healing process. There are no specific visiting hours and you can always utilize the free valet parking at the main entrance. For other amenities, please see detailed information below.
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.
Free parking is available around surrounding the hospital and medical buildings.
Complimentary valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance.
- Monday - Friday: 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. Anthony North Hospital has partnered with Towne Park to bring you a variety of services. We offer free valet parking, along with a wide range of concierge services. Concierge services include but are not limited to: car repairs, car washes, shopping trips, lunch orders, dry cleaning, and post office runs. Concierge operates within a 7 mile radius of the health campus. The concierge services have a $3 service fee on top of cost of service.
- Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Cherry Blossoms North Gift Shop
Located on the first floor of St. Anthony North Hospital. Cherry Blossoms is a premium creative florist that exceeds the expectations of customers everyday by offering the freshest, highest quality flowers, creative floral designs and a variety of other gifts to encourage an ill patient or celebrate a new baby.
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The North Peak Café
The North Peak Café located inside St. Anthony North Hospital and is focused on giving visitors and associates a healthy meal while at the facility. Featuring a Churrasco (Brazilian Steakhouse) Grill and a wood fire pizza oven, the chefs are able to prepare unique, wholesome meals for all to enjoy. The North Peak Café will also offer cooking demonstrations to help the community learn more about healthy eating habits with creative yet nutritious dishes. The name of the café was picked by an associate; it was named North Peak because from the health campus you can see Longs Peak, the northernmost fourteener in the state.
- Daily: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Peet’s Coffee and Tea provides premium coffee, tea and blended drinks for St. Anthony North Hospital. It is located on the first floor right across from the North Peak Café. Peet’s Coffee and Tea shop will also serve as a pick up location for Catertrax.
- Open 24 hours a day
An online ordering option, called Catertrax, is available 24/7 to guests and staff. For more information about the service visit the website. Order pick-ups for Catertrax will be located at Peet’s Coffee and Tea shop located on the first floor.
St. Anthony North Hospital Chapel
All are invited to use the chapel as a quiet place to pray and reflect.
- Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12:00 pm
We also invite you to use the interior prayer garden located across from the Chapel.
We believe every health care journey begins with a dedication to healing body, mind and spirit. Our faith-based mission and approach to holistic health is essential to a person’s overall wellness. We respect and abide by the unique spiritual needs of everyone who chooses Centura Health, regardless of faith or belief.
Chaplains are health care professionals who bring all the resources of spiritual and pastoral care to help our patients, their families and friends better cope with the challenges of a hospital visit. Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide spiritual guidance through prayer, ritual, sacrament, or help our patients connect to their religious communities.
Patients, their family members or friends can request a visit from a chaplain. They are also available to assist clergy or other pastors coming to visit their congregants.
To contact a member of our spiritual care or pastoral care team during your hospital stay, we provide the following convenient options:
- In-person: Ask the attending nurse to page the chaplain on call
- By phone: Call the hospital operator and ask for the chaplain on-call to be paged
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.
The Centura Health Pharmacy at St. Anthony North Hospital, located on the first floor, is open 7 days a week to fill medications for patients and associates. Medication can be delivered to the rooms or picked up from the pharmacy on the first floor. The pharmacy accepts most insurance plans, including Colorado Medicaid, Medicare Part D plans and commercial plans.
- Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Programs and Community
We invite you to join a dedicated group of extraordinary people who are instrumental in supporting the north metro community through St. Anthony North Hospital programs and the building of the new St. Anthony North Hospital at 144th and I-25.
St. Anthony North Hospital Foundation donors come from all walks of life, contributing gifts of every size for a wide variety of purposes, and they donate to a wide variety of programs. Together, we share a commitment to the common good and a willingness to put our resources to work advancing the healing ministry of Christ upon which the St. Anthony North Hospital mission is built.
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 North Hospital strives to help our community members in living a healthy lifestyle the promotes wellness and prevents disease and illness through a variety of community health and wellness programs.
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.