An expanded health campus in Westminster will become a one-stop-shop for the community in terms of wellness.
On May 16, Centura Health representatives and members of the community celebrated the official groundbreaking of a new 350,000 square-foot health and wellness center connected to the recently-opened St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion at 144th Avenue and 1-25.
The campus expansion is scheduled to be complete by January 2015.
The center will offer access to primary care and comprehensive ambulatory services, as well as inpatient and outpatient services. Carol Peet, president and CEO of St. Anthony North Hospital said the facility is incorporating a new “health neighborhood” approach to wellness care.
“We continue to move upstream to better manage the health of our communities,” Peet said. “As we develop the St. Anthony North health campus and our health neighborhoods, we are focused on helping individuals manage their health from a wellness perspective.”
Unique features of the campus will be an outdoor healing garden and a drop-in day care facility for families. The campus will also have women’s center with labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, a Level III trauma center, 92 inpatient beds and health education.
“Our goal is to educate patients and address health issues they may be faced with before they arise,” said Carol Butler, vice president of patient care and operations.
“We encourage our patients to be advocates for their own health and wellness. We are caring for the ‘`whole’ patient in a proactive manner.”
Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally attended the groundbreaking ceremony and said the new campus will be an anchor to the north metro area, as well as an invaluable investment for the entire north region.
“Since I’ve been on council for 12 years, looking at the strategic plan, our road map for the city, this facility is better than anything we were envisioning,” she said. “We never thought that we would actually land a hospital. It’s great.”
The St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion, which opened last September, will continue to serve as the emergency and ambulatory department with 24-hour service.
The pavilion also offers diagnostic services including MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital mammography and general radiology, laboratory services and a helipad for critical-care transport by Flight For Life Colorado.