Centura Transplant is Open to the Rocky Mountain Region

The new organ transplant program will operate at Porter Adventist Hospital

(DENVER, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is pleased to announce its transplant program, Centura Transplant, has opened and is ready to serve Colorado and surrounding regions. The program will operate out of Porter Adventist Hospital, which voluntarily deactivated a former program in 2018. 

After partnering with Florida’s Advent Health Transplant Institute, one of the top multi-organ transplant programs in the country, to evaluate processes, efforts were turned to recruitment and expansion of this specialized team. Centura Transplant will begin operations with a new and exemplary team of transplant surgeons, including its leader, Dr. Tom Collins, a transplant surgeon with an advanced degree in health care delivery and experience as a clinical and associate professor of transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Iowa.

At Centura Transplant, an integrated team of nephrologists, transplant surgeons and other specialties focus together on the needs of the patient and their caregivers. The Centura Transplant program brings a team to manage every aspect of transplant, from pre-transplant planning through post-surgical recovery and ongoing care.

In early November, Centura Transplant received its official approval to activate from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and the program is currently screening patients for transplant. Approximately 90 patients elected to stay on the former program’s transplant list and are being contacted by the new program to begin scheduling consultations. 

Centura Transplant provides liver, kidney and living-donor kidney transplants, as well as other hepatobiliary, nephrology and dialysis access procedures.

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