Centura Health is initiating temporary restrictions and guidance for patient visitors to all care locations in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. As the COVID-19 status continues to rapidly evolve, visitor restrictions are subject to change. See current visitor restrictions.
ICU Visitor Information
We have no restricted visiting hours or ages in the ICU. If your visitor is feeling ill or under the weather or if they are at a higher risk of getting ill, we recommend that they stay home as to not spread any illness or become sick themselves. If your visitor is a child or infant, they must be supervised at all times and we encourage that they stay reasonably quiet while they are here as to not disturb other patients. A family member is welcome to stay the night on the sofas that are provided in each room, but no family members are to be in the beds with any patient. If at any point in time the visitor’s presence appears agitating or disruptive to the patient, the nurse may ask them to leave per his/her discretion. We do try and limit visitors to 2 people at a time in order to allow our staff to be able to move freely about the room and care for you/your loved one adequately.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the Parker Adventist Hospital campus. E-cigarettes, marijuana, and other forms of tobacco are strictly prohibited. If you are a smoker, the members of your care team can arrange for a nicotine patch or other alternative during your stay. Any visitors must go off of hospital property to smoke.
Each patient is assigned a HIPAA code which is a 4 digit number used for privacy purposes. Your nurse will give you a card with the HIPAA code as well as the direct number to the unit. Please give this code to individuals you wish to have access to information about your condition. In order to protect your privacy, we will not release information about your stay unless this code is provided. When calling to get an update on a patient, please refrain from calling between the hours of 7:00-8:00 AM and PM. This is when our nurses are getting report and learning about each patient and their story so the fewer interruptions during this crucial time, the better our nurses can care for you and your loved one.
We understand how important pets are to our patients however we have restrictions on pet visitation in the hospital. Pet visitation is allowed only under certain circumstances in extreme cases. In those situations, we only allow dogs who are freshly bathed, current on all vaccinations, remain only in your room, and who are under the direct care and control of an adult handler other than you. Our staff is not allowed to provide care for visiting pets. Please see your nurse for additional requirements prior to a pet visit.
In the ICU, we monitor our alarms both in the room and at satellite monitors located at our nursing stations. There is always someone listening for alarms and watching the monitors even if your nurse is not in the room. You will hear many beeps and buzzes throughout your stay. Your nurse will explain the monitor to you/your family and answer any questions you have. Typically while in intensive care, we carefully monitor your heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation. We may also monitor other things on the screen and your nurse can explain if there are any additional monitoring devices being utilized. We do check blood pressures at least once an hour and sometimes more frequently if the situation calls for it.
Any questions that arise please let your nurse know and we will be happy to answer them for you!
Parking & Valet Information
Parking is available in multiple locations surrounding the hospital.
Parker Adventist Hospital provides convenient and FREE valet parking at the hospital entrance, available:
- Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Parker Hospital Gift Boutique
Located on the main floor of the hospital, sells a variety of specialty gift items, magazines, greeting cards, candy, books and clothing. Proceeds from the gift shop support special hospital projects that enhance patient care.
- Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Closed: Saturday (In honor of the Seventh-day Adventist’s Sabbath)
- Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Food & Beverage Services
It might sound far-fetched, but believe it - our patients and their families enjoy some of the tastiest food in town at the Peakview Café. Unlike most hospitals, Parker Adventist doesn't contract with a giant food-service companies to dish up meals. Instead, we hired a culinary team, who combines creativity with health-conscious preparations to create savory, eye-appealing meals that are good for you.
Freshly baked pizza from a wood-fired pizza oven, gourmet soups, a fresh salad bar, deli sandwiches, daily chef specials and a barista bar that uses gourmet coffees, make this a place where anyone can come enjoy freshly prepared food while gazing out over the Front Range.
Guest trays are available in-room to the family and friends of our patients from 7:00 am -7:00 pm each day. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
- Monday - Friday:
- Breakfast: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
- Lunch/Dinner:11:00 am- 9:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday:
- Breakfast: 7:00 am -10:00 am
- Lunch/Dinner: 11:00 am -7:00 pm
- Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am -11:00 am
- Monday - Friday:
Spiritual Care & Chaplains
It begins with a belief that as human beings we experience life as whole people, through our mind, body and soul. When something happens to any of these components of a person it affects another. What spiritual care has to offer is the recognition of this while caring for the soul. That intangible part of a person that is just as vitally important for wholeness and health as a beating heart. As our mission statement says, we believe this is truly manifested in the healing ministry of Christ. He who touched and healed people where they lived remains the same today, still revealed as those in our community are touched whether they work here or arrive as patients with families.
We believe that one's spiritual resources are essential to his or her healing process, therefore we offer:
- Daily visits with most if not all medical and surgical patients
- 24-hour emergency intervention for patients and their families
- Spiritual counseling with active listening
- Community referrals
- For our Catholic patients who would like Holy Communion, we have daily visits by Eucharistic Ministers from the Ave Maria parish.
Please visit the following links for additional information and resources. For questions and concerns regarding spiritual care, email us.
If You Are Experiencing Grief
It is important to know that you are not alone in your grief. You are not the only one who has experienced grief and your experience of grief is unique to you. These links offer some places to find help and resources about grief, including the loss of a child and differences on how men and women grieve.
- Centura Bereavement Center - Centura's own center to help with individual grief as well work in a group setting through workshops and seminars and even aromatherapy. To contact a grief counselor, contact us. Phone: 303-561-5100.
- Heartlight Center - A local resource at Dartmouth and Parker Road, about 20 minutes north of the hospital. This is a list of the current programs they offer.
- Restored Hope/Macedog Foundation - This foundation and website were started when Suki Meyer of Parker lost her son to a car accident in 2004. It offers local resources and contacts for those grieving in our community.
- Rowan Tree Foundation - This Colorado-based website is focused on helping families heal after the loss of a precious child. It includes online forums and general reading.
- A Place to Remember - Support materials and resources for those of us dealing with a loss.
- Center for Loss and Life Transition - This Fort Collins-based center offers help with people who grieve through workshops along with published material as well as training for those would like to become a bereavement caregiver.
- Compassionate Friends - An online support group offering tools for those supporting family members after the loss of a child. Use the "Find Support - Local Chapter" to find which one of their thirteen Colorado chapters is nearest to you.
- Hannah's Prayer - A Christian site providing information and links on dealing with infant loss and infertility.
- MISS Foundation - A site full of resources including active local support groups in the Denver and Parker areas.
- Griefnet.org - This is "an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss" and includes email support groups and resources for kids and grief.
- Resources for Men - Men and women grieve differently. These links will help fathers and men as they face the loss of a child.
- Men and Grief: How Fathers Survive Loss - How one mother and her husband learned to cope after the stillborn birth of their daughter. Article includes links to other resources & answers to questions about miscarriage and baby loss.
- Silent Grief - A message board spreading "a message of hope for the grieving heart," linked to the pages especially for fathers.
- Grief Helps - An organization that serves the grieving by offering information, encouragement, and inspiration through a variety of media.
When to See a Chaplain
If you are planning a hospital stay and don't know whether you should contact a chaplain here is some helpful information, shared by Avista Adventist Hospital pastoral care department, that may help you decide:
- You would like someone to pray with you for extra strength.
- You would like your community clergy person to come and visit, but you don't know how to contact him or her.
- You would like to have sacraments, such as communion, anointing, baptism or dedication for yourself or a child.
- You have spiritual questions you would like to explore with someone.
- You are going to have surgery or an important medical procedure and would like to have someone say a prayer with you.
- You would like to talk to someone who is not a physician, nurse, or somehow involved in your physical care.
- There is an ethical question that is bothering you and you would like a safe person to talk to.
- You are wondering about where God is because you feel like God is not listening to your prayers.
- You are scared and just want someone to be with you, and listen if necessary.
- You are mourning a loss, and would like to find supportive resources in the hospital or your community.
Please feel free to use the chapel, located on the first floor of the hospital behind our fireplace. It is open at all times and offers a quiet, reflective place to meditate, pray or worship.
Located on a tranquil hillside outside of Elizabeth our memorial bench is for those who have experienced the loss of a baby before full term. The lives of our little ones are especially sacred and with each death special care is taken to recognize that fact. When a family comes into the hospital and loses their baby before full term, we give them options for what they would like to do next. One, of course, is to make arrangements through a funeral home of their choice. Another is to care for the baby themselves through the Tri-County Health Department. And finally we offer what is called "Hospital Disposition," where we take care of arrangements for them.
The third option is how we use the memorial bench. An agreement with a local funeral home utilizes their cremation facilities and they have arranged with the Our Lady of the Visitation Cemetery to care for the remains and place them under the bench. With every placement there is a special ceremony acknowledging the sacredness of each child.
If you have any questions about this ministry or the cemetery, contact us.
PIVO Needle-Free Blood Draw for InpatientsHow 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.
An outpatient pharmacy is conveniently located in the Alpine Medical Building connected to the hospital where you can easily fill prescriptions when leaving the hospital or medical appointment.
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.
Patient & Visitor Compliments
At Parker Adventist Hospital high quality care is our top concern. Whether you are here to welcome a new baby or visiting a recovering family member, your words of appreciation are our highest compliment and inspire us to serve each family that walks through our doors. SHARE stands for:
Sense people's needs before they ask
Help each other out
Acknowledge people's feelings
Respect the dignity and privacy of others
Explain what is happening