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  • St. Anthony Health Foundation Supports Healthy Futures in Our Community

    St. Anthony Hospital's programs and services reach beyond the hospital's walls into our community, bringing education, comfort, healing and life-saving care to people in need. Donors to St. Anthony Health Foundation make it possible for St. Anthony Hospital to continue its mission of caring for those who are ill and nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

    Programs we support:

  • The St. Anthony Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, American College of Radiology, and is a Pink Ribbon facility.

    Our breast care services include: 3-D Mammography, Automated Breast Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Stereotactic Biopsy, DXA Bone Scanning, Genetic Counseling and Nurse Navigation. Plus, our dedicated board-certified breast radiologist reads your results immediately, so if needed, next steps can be taken immediately. 

     

    St. Anthony Hospital has revolutionized cancer care in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region with the NovalisTX system with RapidArc®. This revolutionary cancer treatment technology marks a breakthrough in the battle against cancer, given its ability to deliver a precise tumor-destroying beam with unprecedented speed and precision in less than two minutes. The combined Novalix TX and RapidArc® offers individuals with lung, prostate, breast and other cancers new hope and greater comfort.

    But technology isn't everything. Healing requires so much more. Donors to St. Anthony Health Foundation for Cancer Care make it possible for all patients to take advantage of support services throughout their treatment at the Cancer Center. These services are available to all patients to help them and their families cope with the health, stress and social issues surrounding cancer. 

    Cancer Support Services Include:

    • Assessment for psychological and social issues to determine treatment needs
    • Counseling (individual and family) to help with anxiety, depression, hostility, addiction, and family-related issues
    • Integrative Healing Programs to ease the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of cancer
    • Stress Management classes designed for patients and their Smoking Cessation (Individual and Group)

    For 41 years, Flight for Life Colorado has been dedicated to transporting any patient in need, regardless of the patient's ability to pay or insurance status. This nonprofit program now serves a nine-state region, and has transported more than 110,000 seriously ill and injured patients to the most appropriate hospital for medical care.  Each year, flight teams provide more than $4 million in charity and uncompensated care. 

    This would not be possible without the continuing, loyal support of thousands of Flight For Life Colorado supporters. Your donation to Flight for Life Colorado will help keep this life-saving program flying for years to come.

    As the first civilian hospital-based emergency medical helicopter service in the U.S., Flight For Life began with a single helicopter, based on the roof of the old St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Today, its fleet of 5 helicopters, 3 fixed-wing airplanes and 3 Critical Care ground transport ambulances, transport patients to and from 7 bases across Colorado.

     

     

       

      Nurse-Family Partnership introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and build strong families, which result in higher levels of school readiness and success for young children.

       


      Nurse Family Partnership - Carmen's Story

      A Nurse Family Partnership Story

      When I first met Carmen she was beaming and very excited about the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. Carmen was 24 weeks pregnant and living with her Grandmother, after her husband had left - and she was receiving little support from family or friends.

      I remember my first visit with Carmen. She was scared, surrounded by negativity, and was nervous to raise her child alone. The Nurse-Family Partnership program provides nurses with the tools to support clients like Carmen, by working on confidence, goals toward self-sufficiency, and health promotion.

      Carmen soaked up all the information I could provide, quickly becoming confident in her ability as a new mother and developing a strong attachment to her now 17-month-old son. With support, Carmen has been determined to improve her life - even while going through an abusive relationship - in order to provide for herself and her son.

      Nurse Family Partnership - Carmen's Story Carmen is currently living independently and working full time as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Carmen has shown strong resiliency and works hard every day to ensure that her son has the best future possible.

      As a nurse with NFP, it is an honor to become part of Carmen's life and to watch her self-confidence grow. She will graduate soon from NFP - on her son's second birthday - with the knowledge and skills to continue to move forward with her dreams - and with the ability to give her son the nurturing environment she always imagined.

      Allison Wilder, RN Home Visitor
      St. Anthony Nurse-Family Partnership

      * Photos courtesy of James Chance - Chance Multimedia

      FNE is a program that provides immediate and compassionate care for victims of sexual assault. In a safe and caring environment, FNE nurses (RNs who have specialized forensic training) provide immediate care for sexual assault victims and obtain forensic evidence for use by law enforcement agencies to prosecute alleged perpetrators.

      FNE nurses also can testify in any legal proceedings related to the examination. They ensure the proper chain of custody and integrity of the samples is maintained so that the evidence will be admissible in court.

      FNE nurses work closely with victim advocates, police, sheriffs, and the court. Together, these professionals strive to ensure that the response to a patient who has been sexually assaulted in their community is victim-centered and compassionate and ultimately may provide the potential for a successful criminal justice response.    

      St. Anthony Lodging and Support Services (LSS) helps out-of-town family members or caregivers secure discount lodging at local hotels. When family members must travel long distances and have no other source of lodging, they may qualify to stay in one of the discounted rooms.

      St. Anthony Hospital is designated as a Level I Trauma Center by the State of Colorado Department of Health, the highest level of definitive and comprehensive emergency and trauma care for patients with complex injuries. In addition, St. Anthony Hospital's Trauma Room 10 (T-10) is Colorado's first dedicated trauma-operating suite that enables seriously injured patients to go directly to surgery upon their arrival with EMS.

      Maintaining T-10 and the trauma team of emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, critical care doctors, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses and CT techs, in-house, 24 hours-a-day and immediately available to the trauma patient, is a costly endeavor, and donors to St. Anthony Health Foundation for trauma care help make it possible. Donate Online.

      Injury Prevention - While St. Anthony Hospital is ready and equipped in the unfortunate event that an injury occurs, the first line of defense against traumatic injury is prevention. Donors support programs such as fall prevention for seniors and sports helmets for kids.

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      St. Anthony Health Foundation
      Shelley Thompson
      Chief Development Officer 
      Phone: 720-321-4310

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