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SCL Health Holds Free Community Event in Northglenn to Welcome New Hospital

Event will include free photos with Santa, free food and other family friendly activities

NORTHGLENN, COLO. (Nov. 23, 2016) – SCL Health will host a free community event and ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 3 to commemorate the winter opening of its fully licensed hospital, SCL Health Community Hospital – Northglenn.

The 60,000-square-foot hospital features a state-of-the-art emergency department with surgical capabilities, an eight-bed inpatient wing, an advanced imaging center and ambulatory services.

The campus also includes medical office space, which will be home to at least three new specialty services:

  • The Heart Institute of Colorado – North
  • Community Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • Gastroenterology of the Rockies

The facility will be staffed by board-certified physicians who are dedicated to providing the same high quality, compassionate care offered today at SCL Health’s other hospital locations.

The hospital comes through a joint venture agreement between SCL Health and Emerus Hospitals, the nation’s leading developer of micro-hospitals and the expansion partner of choice to leading health systems across the nation. It’s designed to bring quality healthcare closer to where people live, work and play in Northglenn and the surrounding communities.

“SCL Health has proudly served the Denver metro area for generations, establishing a reputation of trust, compassion and excellence for our patients and communities,” said SCL Health President and CEO Mike Slubowski. “We are pleased to expand on this legacy by bringing our newest hospital and its services to Northglenn and its neighbors.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with SCL Health,” said Craig Goguen, CEO of Emerus. “SCL Health Community Hospital – Northglenn will provide convenient access to advanced medical care, which families in Northglenn and neighboring communities expect and deserve.”

Kiewit Building Group, Inc., ranked as a top engineering and construction firm by Fortune magazine, developed the new facility. This is SCL Health’s third community hospital to open in the Denver metro area. We will have four convenient locations: Northglenn, Westminster, Southwest Denver/Littleton and Aurora.

“We are incredibly grateful for the amount of support we’ve received as we introduce these community hospitals in the Colorado market,” said Sean Stricker, regional CEO of SCL Health Community Hospital. “In our experience, patients feel comfort in receiving medical care closer to home, where they can be near their families. This hospital will deliver high-quality, compassionate care to Northglenn residents, right in their neighborhoods.”

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Our $2.5 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our 11 hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $222 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit

Emerus is the nation’s first, largest and most experienced operator of micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. More information is available at

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