New Community Hospital Coming to Northglenn

SCL Health Community Health - Northglenn Hospital Rendition
This artist’s rendition shows what the new SCL Health Community Hospital will look like. The hospital will be located at 11890 Grant St. in Northglenn. This is near the corner of 120th Avenue and Grant Street. Photo courtesy of Philo Wilke Partnership.
SCL Health to build three-story facility north of E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park.

Northglenn residents and surrounding communities will soon have convenient access to hospital-level care from SCL Health, which is nationally recognized for its quality. The facility plans to open in late 2016 and bring more than 100 permanent jobs to the community.

The city of Northglenn sold 5.7 acres of vacant land located north of E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park and Webster Lake to SCL Health Community Hospitals. Construction of the 60,000-square-foot community-based hospital and medical office facility will begin this summer.

“We are so happy to welcome SCL Health to our community,” said Northglenn Mayor Joyce Downing. “The hospital will bring not only new jobs and capital investment to the city, but also provide valuable healthcare services.”

The Northglenn hospital will be one of four such hospitals throughout the Denver metro area built by SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit with hospitals and clinics in three states. These hospitals will be state-licensed and offer many of the same services found in larger traditional hospitals, such as an emergency room, inpatient beds and laboratory and imaging services, yet smaller in size with easy access and conveniences. They will include additional space on their campuses for physician practices.

SCL Health also operates three larger Denver area hospitals - Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, and Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge - as well as many physician offices and clinics.

As part of the expansion initiative, SCL Health entered into a joint venture agreement with Emerus, a nationally-recognized innovator in the delivery of efficient medical care, to build and manage these smaller inpatient facilities.

“We are honored to partner with SCL Health as they begin to expand their footprint throughout the Denver metro area. SCL Health’s strategy represents a new, innovative approach to providing quality, accessible medicine,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Emerus.

The health care business models over the years have changed, and smaller, more accessible hospitals located within neighborhoods provide a convenient alternative to traditional large hospital campuses.

“People want the convenience of having advanced care close to home,” said Tajquah Hudson, SCL Health’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. “This facility will offer Northglenn and neighboring communities the care they expect and deserve close to where they live, work and play.”

The new smaller community hospitals will be equipped to respond to almost any medical issue, including those that may be life threatening and require complex, critical care or surgical intervention.

An added benefit to this community hospital is the inpatient beds it offers in a convenient, personalized setting, close to home. If a patient requires an overnight stay, the hospital offers comfortable inpatient beds and around-the-clock care.

“A great patient benefit is that an ER-trained physician is on-site, 24/7,” said Wood. “The smaller setting allows for very attentive care for those patients who require overnight medical care.”

This artist’s rendition shows what the new SCL Health Community Hospital will look like. The hospital will be located at 11890 Grant St. in Northglenn. This is near the corner of 120th Avenue and Grant Street, less than a half mile from Interstate 25. Photo courtesy of Philo Wilke Partnership.

ABOUT SCL HEALTH
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
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