er press release

(LOUISVILLE, COLO.) On Monday, August 10, Centura Health, the regions health care leader, opened its third free-standing emergency room (ER) at Centuras Church Ranch Neighborhood Health Center at 103rd and Church Ranch in Westminster. The new Centura Health Emergency Center provides an alternative to hospital emergency rooms and provides emergency care in a typically calmer, less busy environment. It is managed and operated in conjunction with Avista Adventist Hospital, a Centura Health hospital, and The Larkin Group from Houston, TX.

DennisBarts, CEO of Avista Adventist Hospital stated, This new ER is staffed with the same medical personnel and diagnostic equipment that is available at all of our hospital emergency rooms. And like a hospital ER, they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the treatment of emergent and urgent medicalconditions. Before opening this new facility, we listened to the wishes of our community and found out that access was a huge need. We are proud to offer additional levels of care to serve the health care needs of consumers in the community.

The Centura Health Emergency Center is capable of treating conditions such as: chest pain, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, allergic reactions, broken bones, sprains and many others. Patients are typically seen faster, no appointments are needed and the same ER co-pay and co-insurance will apply.

Centura Health partnered with The Larkin Group out of Houston, TX, to develop the Church Ranch neighborhood ER. Kelly Larkin, MD and CEO of The Larkin Group said, Our partnership with Centura Health is a reaffirmation that convenient and cost effective emergency care is becoming a strong focus in growing communities. Collaborating with Centura Health allows us to help meet the growing demand for quality emergency services and to provide consumers with value from the standpoint of access, cost, and service."

By identifying the health care gaps, Centura has not only created emergency services at Church Ranch, but an entire neighborhood health center that focuses on the specific needs of the Westminster community including womens health, breast care, gastroenterology, neurology, neurosurgery, senior care, sports medicine, imaging, lab services, education classes and many other services to come.

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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 theCentura Healthwebsite.