New St. Anthony Medical Campus Recipient of City of Lakewoods Sustainability Award

The St. Anthony Medical Campus located at 11650 West 2nd Place, includes the recently opened OrthoColorado Hospital, the only orthopedic specialty hospital in the region, St. Anthony Hospital, scheduled to open June 20, 2011, two walkway-connected medical office buildings and an 848 space parking garage. The campus will provide state-of-the-art health care technology, world-class medicine and extraordinary health care.

The design and construction of the medical campus facilities incorporates many environmentally friendly factors. The campus will be participating in the Energy Star Program by benchmarking consumption with other similar facilities across the country. The Energy Star Program is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Some of those factors are:
" TransVac system that automates the entire waste handling process reducing infection risks and manual labor.
" TechnoFloor slip-resistant surfaces in patient rooms - easily cleaned for infection control.
" Dual-occupancy sensors throughout the hospital that turn lights off when office activity ceases.
" Roof and site surface materials selected to reduce heat gain.
" Exterior lighting focuses downward to minimize neighborhood light pollution.
" The hospital will incorporate light harvesting" technology to save electricity.
" Natural light in corridors, ICUs and all patient rooms.
" Indoor air quality concern resulted in the use of low emitting adhesives and sealants, low emitting paints and coatings, low emitting carpet systems as well as indoor chemical and pollutant source control.
" The campus will be served by area public transportation with the RTD Park & Ride facility across the street and new FasTracks light rail system opening 2013.

Raymond A. Mencini, MD, interim president & CEO, St. Anthony Central Hospital, said, This award is absolutely wonderful and deserving recognition for everyone working on this project. I am extremely proud of their careful, thoughtful diligent work and dedication. We look forward to opening the next phase of the St. Anthony Medical Campus which is St. Anthony Hospital. On June 20, 2011 the first hospital ever in the City of Lakewood will open its doors to past and future patients of this 119 year old tradition of caring service."

St. Anthony Medical Campus is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network and we are charting the course for the future of health care. Approximately 14,500 of the health care industrys best and brightest, with more than 6,000 physician partners, deliver advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life Colorado and home care and hospice services. Our strength lies in our ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state.