Inaugural St. Anthony Hospital Gala to Benefit New Neurosciences Center

Neurosciences is a leading specialty at St. Anthony Hospital, said Leslie Strate St. Anthony Health Foundation president and chief development officer. Our hospital is one of 58 in the nation to achieve Comprehensive Stroke Center status, and one of only three Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado, which makes our traumatic brain injury care extraordinarily important. The emerging interest in brain fitness and advances in neuro-rehabilitation add to the timeliness of this decision.

Honorary co-chairs for the Gala are Gail and Joe Coors. We have had wonderful experiences at St. Anthony Hospital, said Gail Coors, and we are happy to support this important expansion of neurosciences care for our local community and the many visitors to our state who will benefit from the research, advanced education, and patient care carried out at this exciting new Center.

Serving as physician co-chairs of the event are Stewart Levy, MD, chief of Neurosurgery and medical director of Neurosciences for St. Anthony Hospital and Richard H. Smith, MD, medical director of Neurosciences for Centura Healths Mountains and North Denver Operating Group. The development of this new Neurosciences Center is a key component of Centuras overall neurosciences initiative.

Early premier-level Gala sponsors include Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Associates, and GE Johnson Construction Company.

The Gala evening will begin with an open-bar cocktail hour and silent auction. The cocktail hour will feature interactive entertainment to demonstrate the creativity of our amazing brains: instant on-request sketches, musical feats performed at a moments notice and more.

Guests will be treated to a formal dinner, followed by a brainy comedy performance, a video showcasing Neurosciences patients treated at St. Anthony Hospital, and plans for the future. An evening of dancing will follow.

More information on the St. Anthony Hospital Gala, sponsorships for the event, and the new Neurosciences Center, is available by contacting Leslie Strate at 720-321-4310 or


About St. Anthony Health Foundation

St. Anthony Health Foundation, a division of Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation, is the nonprofit fundraising arm of St. Anthony Hospital. The Foundation raises funds to support St. Anthony Hospitals programs and services, both in the hospital and in the community. Fundraising emphasizes programs that benefit the underserved, the elderly, and the community at large. One hundred percent of all donations to St. Anthony Health Foundation go to support the cause. No donation is used for operating costs. For more information, please visit

About St. Anthony Hospital

St. Anthony Hospital is nationally recognized for its renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics. St. Anthony Hospitals 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, whichconnects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. For more information on the St. Anthony Medical Campus, please visit or follow the hospital via Twitter @stahospital and