St. Anthony Hospital (Colorado)

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Coordinates: 39°44′34″N 105°02′29″W / 39.7429°N 105.0415°W / 39.7429; -105.0415

Saint Anthony Hospital
Centura Health
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The hospital in 2013.
Location 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Hospital type General
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 563
Founded 1892
Lists Hospitals in Colorado

St. Anthony Hospital, previously known as St. Anthony Central Hospital, is one of four Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado.[1] The Hospital is currently located at W. 2nd Pl and Routt St near the Denver Federal Center, in the Lakewood. The Hospital was previously located at W. 16th Ave and Raleigh St, in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver.

St Anthony's is part of Colorado's largest health network, The Centura Health Network.[2]


Starting as a dream of the Sisters of St. Francis, The hospital was opened in 1892.[3] and dedicated on June 13, 1893.[4] The previous building was erected in the 1940s. In 2009, the hospital began construction of a new 30-acre (12 ha) campus, located in Lakewood. Hospital operations officially transitioned to the new campus in two stages with the new Emergency Room opening on June 17, 2011, and the main hospital opening on June 20, 2011. During this transition to the new campus, St. Anthony Central Hospital was renamed to St. Anthony Hospital.

The previous location of St. Anthony Hospital located in Denver

Emergency Medical Services[edit]

St Anthony Flight for Life service began in 1972. Flight for Life was the first airborne ambulance service in the nation.[5]

The nation's first EMT and Paramedic academy was started in 1974 at St Anthony Central.[6]

St. Anthony provides medical directorship to over 50 Prehospital Agencies, to include Fire Departments, Ambulance Services, Search and Rescue Organizations, and certain Law Enforcement Agencies

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