NHC Media Advisory

(Metro North Denver, Colo.) - Centura Health, the regions leading health care provider, is bringing a new health care model to neighborhoods across north Denver, providing personalized, high-value care to Westminster, Dacono and Thornton residents.

Distinctly different from the fragmented medical care available in most communities today, Centura Healths neighborhood health centers are built upon a model of collaboration and integration that seamlessly incorporates the key components of optimal health primary care, specialty services, urgent care, diagnostic services and occupational health, moving beyond the walls of our hospitals to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Highlights of the new design include:

  • A no wait process that prompts each patient to check in at a computer monitor or with a greeter, eliminating the waiting room experience altogether.
  • A centralized physician and associate (employee) area that allows various clinicians to enter/leave each exam room from one side of the room creating an onstage offstage environment, which offers a more peaceful and comfortable experience.
  • Comprehensive health services that complement the clinical focus of the patients visit by providing information and on-staff experts in the areas of nutrition, mental health and physical activity to promote overall well-being.
  • The community classes and available services provided at each center are reflective of the health needs in each community.

Using a unique consumer-centric approach to design, Centura Health utilized community health needs assessment data as well as customer focus groups to understand the unique wants and needs of each community.

Now open, the Church Ranch Neighborhood Health Center is a 46,000 square feet facility in Westminster at 7233 Church Ranch Boulevard that includes specialty care services such as womens health, 3D breast imaging, urogynecology, neurosurgical and spine services, pain management, gastroenterology, laboratory and x-ray services and will include a variety of additional specialties in the timeshare suite. The Dacono Neighborhood Health Center at 3101 Summit View Drive will open Oct. 3 and includes primary care, womens health, laboratory and x-ray services as well as a variety of additional specialties to meet the health needs of this growing community. The Thornton Neighborhood Health Center, located at 4075 E. 128th Ave opening Oct. 23, will mirror the Dacono facility with similar services. Each of the neighborhood health centers will offer a health and wellness classroom where workshops will be offered to assist with specific needs of the community. To introduce the new customized approach to health, a community open house for the Thornton center will take place on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Through the health neighborhood approach we can provide integrated, high-value care that is readily available and accessible, with outstanding and long-lasting clinical outcomes, provided in an environment of service excellence, for an affordable cost. We want to make sure we meet the individual health needs of these fast-growing communities and provide consumers with the Total Health Solution, delivering optimal health care value, states Jeff Brickman, president, Mountains and North Denver Operating Group, Centura Health.

Over the next year, Centura Health will open additional neighborhood health centers, some of them with a 24-hour emergency room.

For more in-depth information about Centura Healths new model for neighborhood health, please visit our YouTube station at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODns4SXOIKM or visit our website at http://www.myneighborhoodhealthcenter.org.

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects 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. Through our 15 hospitals, six 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 www.centura.org.