10 Year Celebration

(FRISCO, COLO.)During a decade of service to the community St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has provided high-quality, nationally recognized care and played an important role in the health and wellness of the Summit County community.

This 10th anniversary is a reason to celebrate, and the hospital will hold a special event Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm to thank the community for their support. This party will feature a progressive appetizer walk through the hospitals milestone achievements. The party will culminate in the new Specialty Care and Infusion Center shell space with a look into the future and how St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and the St. Anthony Health Foundation will pioneer the future of health care.

"We're excited to share this occasion in our hospital's history with the people we are privileged to serve," said Paul Chodkowski, President/ CEO of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. "We have changed a lot in the last decade thanks to the support of our dedicated staff, donors, patients and businesses, and this is an appropriate time to express our appreciation. We encourage the community to join us in a reflection of all we have achieved together.

Over the past decade, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has grown in size and service lines, helping our residents gain access to the health care they need close to home. On a cold and snowy December 7th morning our hospital opened with 24/7/365 emergent care services, with twenty five medical, surgical, and intensive care beds, six labor and delivery suites, imaging services, Flight For Life Hangar and Helicopter, cafeteria, and chapel. In the few days after we opened, the hospital beds were nearly full stated Paul Chodkowski and our doctors were working right alongside our facility manager, hanging the last little details, transforming this building into our Award winning hospital. Flash forward ten short years and the hospital is still transforming the community with access to care unparalleled by any level III trauma in the state.

St. Anthony Summit Medical Centers commitment to excellent patient outcomes is reflected not only through awards and accolades; but through their commitment to bringing the latest surgical and diagnostic equipment to our community. Over the last decade, the hospital and the foundation have worked together to bring 3-D tomsynthesis mammograms, Jackson Surgical Spine Table, Stealth Navigation and O- Arm Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and much more to help our tiny 35,000 person community continue to live healthy lives in the place they love.

Tonight is about more than the physical expansions and achievements the hospital has received, it is about the impact a small community can have when they come together. stated Suzanne Lifgren, Marketing Manager.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 19,400 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 16 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

About St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, part of Centura Health Network, has provided health care services to Summit County residents for over 30 years. The facility was established in 1978 to serve the high country and the surrounding area as a 24-hour emergency facility. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a Level III trauma designation, 24-hour emergency department, 35 medical beds, surgical services, total joint and spine center, intensive care unit, orthopaedics, cardiovascular services, nuclear medicine, digital mammography, breast care services, ear, nose and throat (ENT), gastroenterology, Sleep Disorders Center and eight labor & delivery suites. The State-of-the-art Total Joint and Spine Center at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center eliminates the need for patients to travel outside the county to receive the best care. For more information about St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, please visit www.summitmedicalcenter.org.