2018 Blessing of the Hands and Recognition of Excellence

What: Seventh annual blessing of the hands ceremony and annual awards. 

Where: St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood


  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • St. Anthony Hospital Healing Garden (please enter the main doors and turn left until  you exit the building into the garden. If inclement weather it will be moved to conference room area.)

Background: In addition to revealing the 2018 Nurse of the Year, Non-Clinical Caregiver of the Year and Caregiver of the Year, we will be honoring all of our caregivers with a Blessing of the Hands. This tradition of anointing the hands with oil and a blessing is practiced around the world. This event symbolically links the art and science of health care and those who choose to participate reflect upon the interconnectedness of their own humanity and the privilege to provide whole person care (mind, body, and spirit) to their patients. 


  • 2018 Nurse of the Year - TBA
  • 2018 Caregivers of the Year - TBA
  • Blessing of the caregiver’s hands by chaplains


About St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is nationally recognized for its renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics. St. Anthony Hospital’s expert team of physicians, nurses and other caregivers provide unparalleled medical care for patients and access to the latest in medical technology. St Anthony Hospital is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. For more information visit St. Anthony Medical Campus website or follow the hospital via Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contact
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Director of Media Relations & Public Relations
Phone: 720-321-4304

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