Historical Overview of our Sponsor
St. Anthony Hospitals
Member of Centura Health
St. Anthony Central Hospital, the oldest of the Centura Health member hospitals, traces its roots back to the late 1800s when the Sisters of St. Francis arrived in Denver to care for patients in a small Union Pacific Railroad hospital. Over the past 100 years, numerous innovative services and medical "firsts??? have distinguished St. Anthony Hospitals as a provider of state-of-the-art medical care. In 1929, as the medical sponsor of the School of Radiologic Sciences, St. Anthony Hospital earned certification to train radiology technicians, the first such approval granted in the State of Colorado. Today, St. Anthony Central Hospital is the only private, nonprofit Level I trauma center in Colorado providing medical treatment for patients with the severest injuries or illnesses.
In 1971, St. Anthony North Hospital was opened as a satellite of St. Anthony Central Hospital in response to the need for hospital services in the north Denver area. Today, St. Anthony North Hospital is no longer a satellite hospital - it is a 198-bed full-service hospital with a Level IV trauma center rating.
Flight For Life, the nation's first hospital-based air ambulance program utilizing helicopters, was established in 1972 at St. Anthony in response to the need for rapid transport of critically injured or ill patients. This innovative service has served as a model for numerous air ambulance programs throughout the country. More than 47,000 lifesaving missions have been flown in Flight For Life helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes since 1972.
In 1995, St. Anthony Hospitals became members of Centura Health, a newly formed mission-driven, nonprofit operating company which manages the strategic and integrated operations of its member hospitals in Colorado.
1601 Lowell Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80204
School Office: 303-899-5267