St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a Level III trauma center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction. We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas, including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology & Imaging, Infusion Therapy Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology and Total Joint Replacement.
About Our Hospital
Providing the expertise you need to manage your health and wellness
St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a full-service, nationally recognized hospital and Level III trauma center. The hospital is the mountain base of operations for Flight For Life® Colorado and specializes in compassionate, personalized, whole-person care.
Founded in 1978, St. Anthony Summit Hospital is the premier acute care provider servicing Summit County’s world-class mountain resort destinations, including Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain. Its Frisco hospital was built in 2005 and is consistently recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States for patient experience.
St. Anthony Summit Hospital by the numbers
- Active Medical Staff: 357
- Caregivers: 228
- FY21 Admissions: 1,261
- FY21 ED Visits: 18,365 (includes mountain clinics & Avon Emergency & Urgent Care)
- Licensed Beds: 35
- FY21 uncompensated/charity care: $7,429,226
- Emergency & Urgent Care
- The Birth Center and Women’s Health
- Cancer Care, Breast Care, and Infusion Services
Awards & recognition
- ANCC Pathway to Excellence Designee
- The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Orthopedic Trauma
- Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
- The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience
- Leapfrog Hospital Safety “A” Grade
- 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
St. Anthony Summit Hospital Leadership
Lee Boyles is a transformational leader with a focus on advancing our healing ministry, driving operational outcomes, and implementing innovative market strategies, all while improving the health of our communities. He was named President and CEO of St. Anthony Summit Hospital in November 2018.
With an innovative spirit and a servant leadership focus, Lee enjoys collaborating with key community stakeholders to improve care for patients, increase access to healthcare, and find creative ways to deliver care outside the walls of a hospital. He takes pride in inspiring others to believe in a positive healthcare future for our communities while navigating the significant changes in the healthcare industry. He also has a passion for developing safer communities for children and violence prevention initiatives.
Lee earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Montana and Des Moines University, respectively. He previously served as President of Catholic Health Initiatives’ St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls, Minnesota, and as President of CHI Oakes Hospital in Oakes, North Dakota. Lee is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Lee and his wife, Kayla, have always been drawn to the mountains and love living in Summit County with their three daughters. Their active family enjoys playing sports together as well as exploring all that Colorado has to offer.
Trixie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Missouri State, and her master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis University. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse for Bristlecone Home and Health and, over the last 18 years, has continually developed her clinical and leadership skills at St. Anthony Summit Hospital and within the Centura Health system. As an ambassador for the Frontline Nurse, Trixie is committed to nursing excellence with a drive to provide opportunities for all SASMC nurses to have at least a BSN degree. Trixie was awarded the 2016 Nurse of the Year for Excellence, which recognized her ability to empower staff to develop innovative solutions.
Trixie possesses a deep understanding of the clinical environment and processes, and she has been instrumental in working to improve patient safety and satisfaction. She is a thought leader in nursing innovation and is excited to be a part of the vision to redesign healthcare delivery toward a wellness model. As a longtime resident of Summit County, Trixie understands the integral role the hospital plays in the health and wellness of our community. She is knowledgeable, collaborative, and passionate, making her a fantastic part of our leadership team.
St. Anthony Summit Hospital relies on its dedicated volunteers to support the mission of the hospital and extend our caring to the community. Thousands of volunteers help support the mission of St. Anthony Summit Hospital and Centura Health across Colorado.
Services provided by volunteers
- Helping caregivers and patients on our patient units
- Staffing the information desk
- Facilitating administrative work
- Helping patients and their families to find their way around the facility
- Providing pet therapy to our patients and their families
St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a Level III trauma center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction. We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology & Imaging, Infusion Therapy Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology and Total Joint Replacement. In addition to 24/7, Level III emergency care at St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco, we have three emergency mountain clinics at the base of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone, as well as urgent care and primary care available from CHPG High Country Healthcare.
Connecting expertise with compassion in orthopedic care
From mountain biking and skiing accidents to overuse injuries and joint issues due to aging, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center provides the most advanced orthopedic care to get you back to enjoying your life. Our orthopedics center offers care for every type of orthopedic need, including joint replacement surgery for knees, hips, and shoulders, and a full sports medicine program.
St. Anthony Summit Hospital provides comprehensive health care services to residents and guests of our beautiful mountain region. Located in Frisco, Colorado, St. Anthony Summit Hospital has expanded its services to meet a full range of general health care needs plus some special services and capabilities geared to our active, outdoor Colorado lifestyle. Our services are so complete, most patients can be diagnosed and treated, or even have surgery without leaving Summit County.
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
- Daily: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
St. Anthony Summit Hospital offers Catholic Mass, join us as we gather for our Eucharistic celebration.
- Every Wednesday: 12:10 pm
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
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
The mission of St. Anthony Summit Hospital Health Foundation is to raise and allocate philanthropic funds, primarily for the hospital's programs and services that benefit the underserved, the elderly and the community. Our focus is on areas and issues that enhance the hospital's mission but do not fall within the normal parameters of the hospital or its budget. The key to the Foundation's work is its successful Healthy Communities initiative. This multi-faceted effort provides funding for a wide range of health-related programs and services.
At St. Anthony Summit Hospital we find it a privilege to support the health of our mountain community. We offer birth classes, community events, volunteer opportunities and give back through other community benefit programs. These resources and opportunities are all part 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.
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.
Patient & Family Advisory Council
St. Anthony Summit Hospital invites you to become a Patient & Family Advisory Council Member
At St. Anthony Summit Hospital we believe the very best patient experience comes from caring for the whole person including their support system. That’s why we are committed to continual examining the care we provide from every angle and why we are recruiting civic minded past patients and family members to provide their unique perspective on our Patient Family Advisory Council.
If you have questions, regarding the PFAC, contact us.
- Phone: 970-668-9035
A Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) partners patients and families with members of the healthcare team to provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience. As part of this PFAC process, patients and families are invited to serve on hospital committees to ensure that the consumer’s point of view, perspective, and experience are not only heard, but also integrated into the service and quality improvements that are engineered to ensure high-quality, customer-centered care. Through their unique perspectives, they give input on issues that impact care, ensuring that the next patient or family member’s journey is easier.
- Enhance the patient centered care environment at the hospital
- Provides collaboration between providers, patients and caregivers for better management of chronic conditions and improved adherence to treatment regimens.
- Service care coordination that meets the consumer needs and priorities
- Provides a learning environment to understand the challenges of the healthcare environment
Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) helps promote patient and family centered values, activities and policies throughout St. Anthony Summit Hospital as a council member.
- Current or former patients, family members or primary caregivers of a current or former patient
- Hospital associates
- People who are enthusiastic about the health care system’s mission of excellence, quality, safety, community focus and customer satisfaction
- People who have a desire to make a positive difference for other patients and families
Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Program
Educating our community about prevention and providing recovery programs for patients with concussions and brain injury.
An estimated 1.2 - 3.8 million sports or recreation related concussions occur annually in the United States and over 200,000 Coloradans live with the health effects of a brain injury (AAN, 2013; BIAC, 2014). In Colorado approximately 5,200 hospitalizations and 27,000 emergency room visits are related to traumatic brain injury annually (CBIP, 2014). Additionally, TBIs and concussions are the number one reported traumatic injury at St. Anthony Summit Hospital and in Summit County.
A traumatic brain injury can be any type of damage to the brain resulting from a traumatic event such as impacting the head while skiing or bicycling. However, many brain injuries occur from infection, tumors, toxins, lack of oxygen, or stroke (BIAC, 2014). A concussion is a term used to commonly describe a mild TBI. A person does not need to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion and can still occur while wearing a helmet. A concussion is a clinical diagnosis made by a licensed medical professional after a careful evaluation of the injured individual. A concussion cannot be viewed on a CAT scan or MRI.
TBIs and concussions can present differently in different people and the severity of the symptoms or outcome cannot be determined at the time of injury. Common symptoms following a concussion can range from mild to severe and often involve: confusion, memory loss, nausea or vomiting, headache, balance or vision problems and extreme emotional reactions (McAvoy, 2011). However, most concussions resolve successfully if managed well within the first few weeks after an injury (McAvoy, 2011). A brain-injured person needs time to rest, both physically and cognitively, and should avoid activities that may increase the chances for further injury to the brain. If you, or someone you know, have sustained an impact or jolt to the head you should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Often a person may be unaware they have even sustained a concussion. If you are experiencing continued or worsening symptoms after an injury or accident such as headache, dizziness, balance or vision problems, fatigue, sadness, irritability or trouble concentrating you may have a concussion and be experiencing what is called Post-Concussion Syndrome.
There is help available and St. Anthony Summit Hospital can assist individuals find the treatment and care they need to recover and heal from a traumatic brain injury or concussion. The St. Anthony Summit Hospital TBI program is supported by a Nurse Navigator experienced in working with individuals who have sustained a TBI and is familiar with the resources available both locally and state-wide to help those affected by a brain injury. The Nurse Navigator can consult with individuals and families to create an individualized plan for recovery. Additionally, the TBI program hosts two monthly support group meetings and offers multiple community events and educational presentations to promote TBI awareness, prevention, and treatment in Summit County.