weâ€™re on a mission community report 2017
Every day, we hear stories that inspire us.
we’re on a mission
Every day, we hear stories that inspire us. These stories exemplify St. Anthony’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. This report gives us an opportunity to reflect on these stories and an outstanding year of care. We can only achieve this level of care with the support of our community, our generous donors, our skilled physicians, nurses and clinical staff, as well as every single volunteer and employee who contributes to a patient’s experience. It’s through these stories that we are able to show the true impact that one person can have on a patient. As a part of the Centura Health network of care, St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus have the support of 17 hospitals, 6,000 physicians and 21,000 clinical and non-clinical employees across Colorado and western Kansas. We work together to optimize the value of health care while meeting the needs of our patients and community. We are the area’s leading health care system and we’re on a mission…will you join us?
Edward Sim President, Mountains and North Denver Operating Group CEO, St. Anthony Hospital
Shelley Thompson Chief Development and Community Partnerships Officer, Mountains and North Denver Operating Group 3
Kevin Jenkins President and CEO, St. Anthony North Health Campus
Dorothy Kincade has lived 94 years with no regrets.
Born in New Mexico and raised in Colorado, Dorothy Kincade has lived 94 years with no regrets. Her life has been filled with love, selflessness and giving back. She has more energy than most people half her age. In December 2016, Dorothy retired as St. Anthony Hospitalâ€™s longest tenured volunteer to date: 51 years. In 1965, Dorothy saw an ad posted in the paper that St. Anthony Hospital was looking for volunteers. She joined in September, originally volunteering most of her time in the emergency room. Dorothy initially focused on helping patients, but as times changed, so did her roles. With each new role came a chance to learn something new and to give back in a different way. As Dorothy can attest, part of the care and compassion that St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus provide comes from the volunteer program, which is funded by our donors. This generous group of volunteers makes a difference every day in the lives of patients, visitors and employees. Their contributions make a huge impact on the lives of those touched by our hospitals.
After climbing 150 feet, the next step would change his life.
Dylan Schuetz has always been an adrenaline seeker. After competing in gymnastics for 15 years, he decided to change course and take a chance on free climbing – rock climbing without the aid of devices. In 2014, Dylan set out to free climb St. Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs. After climbing up to 150 feet, the next step would cause Dylan to fall to the bottom of the ravine. In and out of consciousness, Dylan waited for Flight For Life (FFL) to arrive and take him to St. Anthony Hospital. A matter of minutes made the difference between life and death. After spending three weeks in ICU and one week in rehab, Dylan was miraculously released to go home. Without the quick response of the FFL team and the expert care at St. Anthony Hospital, Dylan wouldn’t be alive today. For 45 years, FFL has transported patients regardless of their ability to pay. With the support of our generous donors, patients like Dylan survive otherwise fatal events. Sometimes the greatest gift is helping others in need.
Carmen felt like her life was in a free fall.
Everyday life became a struggle for Carmen Gastelum. With severe vertigo and migraines, Carmen felt like her life was in a free fall. That all changed when Carmen was introduced to Dr. Sara Diaz of St. Anthony North Health Campus. Dr. Diaz recommended combining traditional medicine with integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is a blend of current Western medicine with less conventional treatments like acupuncture, herbs and massage. Dr. Diaz suggested that in order to heal Carmen’s body, she should try adding osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mindfulness-based therapy to her care plan. This unique combination put Carmen on a path to wellness and recovery. With Carmen’s determination and the guidance of her physician and care team, she was able to emerge from what she describes as the “darkest time of her life” and get back to enjoying her life again. Our donors support patients like Carmen by raising community awareness of the benefits of integrative medicine and providing funds to make such therapies more widely available. We are happy to be a part of Carmen’s inspiring story.
Maggie is back on her bike and enjoying views from the top.
On July 16, 2016, Maggie Holland was out for a bike ride in her neighborhood. Equipped with a new helmet, she was ready to enjoy a beautiful day in Colorado. Her ride was cut short when she was crossing the street and a car struck her. Maggie was knocked off her bike and sustained injuries to her back, knees and elbows. If it hadnâ€™t been for her helmet and proper fitting instructions, she would have sustained more serious and life-threatening injuries. Just a few weeks prior to the accident, Maggie received her helmet from the Injury Prevention program that both St. Anthony Hospital and Saint Anthony North Health Campus offer to the community. This program educates the community about preventing life-changing injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). From presentations in schools to advocating for safety rules and policies, the goal is to reduce these types of injuries and fatalities in our community. While this program (and helmets) are free to the community, it wouldnâ€™t be possible without the generous support of the our donors. Thanks to them, today Maggie is a thriving 13-year-old who is back on her bike and enjoying views from the top.
As a friend of our not-for-profit health system, each of you deserves to know how a not-for-profit hospital benefits you, your family and your community – after all, YOU are our stakeholders. Giving back to our local community is a deep commitment for St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus. Our community investment programs are carefully planned, implemented and measured in order to meet identified community health needs and increase access to health care while relieving the burden of health care costs. We invest our money back into the community to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and nurturing health in our community. We do this by improving access to health care, partnering with organizations to support wellness and prevention, and reducing or relieving the burden of health care costs. While many of the factors contributing to cost are outside of a hospital’s control, we help our community members access and afford the care they need – which is why we are sharing data that shows how we reinvest our money back into the community through healing, health and prevention.
How we deliver on the mission St. Anthony Hospital & St. Anthony North Health Campus MEDICAID GAP
These dollars reflect the cost of care we provide for Medicaid patients at our expense. We provide care to everyone and turn no one away.
These dollars reflect the free care that we provide for those who aren’t able to pay for care and/or don’t have health insurance. We provide care to everyone and turn no one away.
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION
These dollars reflect the free training we provide at our hospitals and clinics to future health care professionals in our communities.
These dollars reflect the resources we invest in improving the health of the community, outside the hospital, through programs, education, policy, and community partnerships.
These dollars reflect our contributions to the health of our community that are not included in the areas mentioned above.
Our Story in Numbers 2017 at a Glance
St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony North Health Campus
TOTAL EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS*
DONOR GIFTS RECEIVED
FOUNDATION DOLLARS BACK TO COMMUNITY
*Not including inpatient admissions
Flight For Life Thanks to you, Flight For Life remains the nationâ€™s first and finest air medical transport program, serving more than 4,000 patients each year. When minutes truly matter, Flight For Life is there. We respond regardless of a patientâ€™s ability to pay. Because of this, philanthropic support is critical to the continued success of this life-saving program.
Employee & Patient Financial Assistance Thanks to you, employees and patients receive critical support during times of unforeseen financial crisis. In the past year, we provided immediate financial assistance to more than 75 individuals. These gifts made a significant impact in a time of great need.
Community Health & Prevention Thanks to you, we launched a groundbreaking initiative in Golden focused on wellness and preventive care. Our goal is to help the entire community stay healthy, live longer and to replicate our success in other communities. Thank you for making this possible.
Dacono Neighborhood Health Center
St. Anthony North Health Campus 70
Thornton Neighborhood Health Center
W 144th Ave
Orchard Neighborhood Health Center
Idaho Springs Neighborhood Health Center
E 128th Ave
Arvada Neighborhood Health Center
Northglenn Neighborhood Health Center
Summit Blvd County Rd 8
Denver, CO Permit No. 2882
Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage
CARE CLOSE TO HOME
84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center W 84th Ave
Golden Neighborhood Health Center
St. Anthony Hospital
Belmar Neighborhood Health Center
Centura Health Emergency & Urgent Care
We also provide cutting-edge care from the comfort of your home. Visit Home Health Care on www.Centura.org
– St. Anthony Health Foundation – St. Anthony North Health Foundation
Pres Askew John Bozin Kate Curtis, Board Chair Lesley Dahlkemper Mark Harris Sister Patricia Hayden Ryan Holocher Kevin Jenkins Annamarie Johnson Stacy Ohlsson Edward Sim JW Stamison Gerald Winston Tripp II, MD Scott Williams Jim Woodburn
11600 West 2nd Place Lakewood, CO 80228
St. Anthony’s Advisory Board
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.
Published on Oct 18, 2017
Every day, we hear stories that inspire us. These stories exemplify St. Anthony’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ by ca...