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2013 Press Releases
Littleton Adventist Hospital and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Work Together to Care for Kids, Close to Home

Littleton, CO (November 20, 2013) – Littleton Adventist Hospital (LAH), part of the Centura Health Children’s Network and the region’s largest health care provider, announced today that it has achieved formal designation as a Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) clinical affiliate for pediatric services. This partnership and clinical designation brings together two health care leaders who share a commitment to deliver seamless, high-value care to the tiniest of patients.

RMHC affiliated physicians (perinatologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists) are board-certified in their specialties. They have well-established relationships with Littleton Adventist Hospital, providing care to patients at LAH for more than 15 years.

LAH has a long history of achieving high quality standards and successfully met the requirements needed for clinical designation with RMHC. These evidence-based, national standards, including, but not limited to standards developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and similar associations, are used to monitor clinical quality measures, patient satisfaction, physician participation, protocols, procedures and clinical training.

“We have a legacy of excellence in providing emergent and pediatric care close to home. Achieving this clinical designation allows kids to receive excellent care here in the community, without being far away from family and friends,” said Brett Spenst, president and CEO of Littleton Adventist Hospital.

The affiliation with LAH and RMHC places a priority on treating kids close to home. A child may be transferred to RMHC when a higher level of care is clinically necessary, and that child will return to LAH for continued care as appropriate. Criteria to guide these decisions were established in a proactive and collaborative manner by Centura Health, LAH and RMHC leadership. Additionally, a multi-specialty clinic located on LAH’s campus is in development in order to deliver specialty care for kids close to home.

“We’re delighted to see this important milestone in our expanding collaboration with Centura Health for high-quality pediatric care in communities they serve. Both of our organizations place a high value on expanding access to pediatric care while minimizing cost, as we enhance services for children by optimizing existing infrastructure and clinical resources,” said Mimi Roberson, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

About Littleton Adventist Hospital

Littleton Adventist Hospital is part of Centura Health, a faith-based hospital system sponsored by Adventist Health System and Catholic Initiatives. Littleton Adventist Hospital is an acute-care, 231-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center with more than 1,300 physicians; 1,200 associates and nearly 300 volunteers. We are recognized for specializing in trauma, emergency care, stroke, neurology, orthopedics, women and children's services and more. For nearly 25 years, Littleton Adventist Hospital has been providing excellent, quality care to the south metro Denver community. For more information visit Littleton Adventist Hospital.

About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health.

About Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is a full service children’s hospital staffed by more than 300 physician specialists in private practice providing complex care to children from the entire Rocky Mountain Region.

The hospital includes a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room with board-certified pediatric emergency physicians on-site 24/7,specialized pediatric operating rooms for minimally invasive surgery, a 20-bed pediatric intensive care unit with board certified pediatric intensivists, a 53-bed pediatric inpatient unit with hospitalist coverage, and outpatient infusion and chemotherapy units.

With an 84-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with Level IV certification—treating the smallest and sickest infants—it cares for babies from a five-state region and throughout the metro Denver area. Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.


Lauren Brendel
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Littleton Adventist Hospital
Office: 303-734-8612
Pager: 303-203-5447

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