The Many Hospitals of Metro Denver
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Hospitals located close to the city center include St. Joseph, Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center, and Denver Health , the city owned hospital and Level 1 Trauma center. St. Anthony’s Hospital, also a level 1 Trauma center, is located in extreme west Denver, and serves more Jefferson County residents than Denver residents. Lutheran Medical Center, located in Wheatridge also serves the west side of the Metro area.
Swedish Hospital, located in Englewood, is the area’s third Level 1 Trauma center. Swedish is convenient for residents of Littleton, Douglas County, and southern Jefferson County. Porter Hospital, in south Denver, also serves residents of south Denver and the southern suburbs. Littleton Adventist Hospital provides service to Littleton and Highlands Ranch. Lonetree’s Sky Ridge Medical Center provides service to central Douglas County and Castle Rock, while Parker’s Adventist Hospital serves the Parker area and parts of southern Aurora.
Rose Medical Center can be found in east Denver, along with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (soon to be moving to the Anschutz Campus in Aurora). Further east is the Medical Center of Aurora facilities, and the Anschutz Campus. This facility is the result of the vision of the University of Colorado and the City of Aurora in redeveloping the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center into a huge medical and bio research center. Currently the home of Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital, the campus will soon be the location of a new Veterans Affairs Hospital. The remarkable Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital is also located in Aurora.
Denver’s northern suburbs are served by North Valley Hospital and North Suburban Medical Center are both located in Thornton, while St. Anthony’s North is located in Westminster, and Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.
Reaching a little further north into Boulder County, we find Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, Centennial Peaks and Avista Adventist, both hospitals located in Louisville. Longmont United Hospital serves the extreme north suburban area, and Boulder is the home of Boulder Community Hospital.
Of course, there are numerous surgical centers, urgent care facilities, and special treatment and research centers, such as National Jewish Hospital, one of the world’s foremost respiratory research centers. Metro Denver has 2 medical evacuation helicopter services, and first class paramedic service provided by Denver Health and area fire departments.
Of course, no one wants to be hospitalized, but it is good to know that Metro Denver has top notch facilities located all over the area.
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Kristal has been helping buyers and sellers in Colorado since 1984. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Metro Denver Real Estate market via blogging and in person while driving around the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Denver! For fun, Kristal enjoys shooting things with a Canon. Visit Denver Photo Blog