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SCL Health Opens New Hospital in Northglenn

Facility includes state-of-the-art medical technology, brings new physician practices to community

NORTHGLENN, COLO. (Feb. 2, 2017) – SCL Health’s fully licensed hospital, SCL Health Community Hospital – Northglenn, is now open and accepting patients.

The 60,000-square-foot hospital features a modern emergency department with surgical capabilities, an eight-bed inpatient unit, an advanced imaging center and laboratory services.

Also located on site are specialty services for heart, gastroenterology, and foot and ankle. The third floor of the facility is home to the medical offices and endoscopy center for Gastroenterology of the Rockies. SCL Health’s The Heart Institute of Colorado – North, and Community Foot & Ankle Clinics, are located on the second floor.

The facility is 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. It’s the latest of three hospitals built through the partnership. A fourth care facility is under construction in Aurora and scheduled to open later this month.

A recent ribbon-cutting event for the new facility attracted key community leaders such as Mayor Joyce Downing, city of Northglenn; Joel Montbriand, M.D., president of Gastroenterology of the Rockies; and Sean Stricker, Regional CEO of Emerus Holdings Inc.

“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.

“We are incredibly grateful for the amount of support we’ve received as we introduce these community hospitals in the Colorado market,” Stricker said. “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 12 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

Gastroenterology of the Rockies offers comprehensive gastroenterology care with its 25 providers at eight locations throughout the greater Denver area. The group is excited to expand its offices and endoscopy services to Northglenn so that their patients can be served closer to home. Gastroenterology of the Rockies’ medical office at Northglenn opened Dec. 12, 2016, and the Northglenn Endoscopy Center will be open within the next few months. The group currently operates four endoscopy centers in Lakewood and Boulder county. For more information see

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