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News, press and media about Lutheran Medical Center.

Read The Journal, a Lutheran Medical Center Publication.

SCL Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer

SCL Health is pleased to appoint Dr. Shawn Dufford, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer for the three-state, $2.4 billion health system.

SCL Health Makes List of 50 Health Systems to Know

Becker's Hospital Review, a leading healthcare publication, has included SCL Health in the first-ever list of 50 Great Health Systems to Know in the U.S.

SCL Health Creates Provider Services Organization to Benefit Patients and Doctors

SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit health system serving Colorado, Kansas and Montana, is creating a provider services organization (PSO) that will help clinicians more effectively manage their practices while enabling them to focus more on patient care.

SCL Health Appoints Chief Nursing Officer

SCL Health is pleased to appoint Geri Towndrow, a longtime nursing executive, as its first system Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, Towndrow will set strategic direction for nursing quality and safety for the system’s eight hospitals and other healthcare services.

32 Students Take Part in Hands-On Take Your Child to Work Day Event

For the first time in its 10-year history, Good Samaritan Medical Center hosted a Take Your Child...


Classes & Events

Classes & Events

Upcoming Events

General Cancer Support Group

Support group for all cancer patients and their families. This is an ongoing and informal discussion group.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Radiation Oncology - Entrance 16
8300 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
19 Spots Available

Childbirth Preparation

Wondering how well you will manage labor? Confidence begins here! Our childbirth preparation courses will provide you with accurate information as you prepare for labor and birth. 

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lutheran Medical Center Womens Education Center classrooms
8300 West 38th Avenue
2nd Floor North
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Class Full
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The Journal

The Journal

Lutheran Medical Center publishes The Journal, a newsletter dedicated to share health & wellness information with our community.

Fall Featured Article:

Spine Center Offers Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Back Pain. Dr. Jones suggested that Kavyo try some physical therapy sessions, including new MedX spine rehabilitation equipment that is specially designed to strengthen muscles supporting the spine, thereby reducing chronic back pain and improving physical function. As soon as I started working on these machines, I realized that they were unique,” Kavyo says. “I felt them isolating and strengthening muscles that I hadn’t reached before. After the first session, I noticed improvements in my back function, and over the next few weeks, my pain level subsided from a 5 to a 2 [on a scale of 1 to 10] Read more of Kavyo's story.

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Health Library

Your Optimal health starts here


We know you want to be healthy. Lutheran Medical Center offers a continuum of care to help support you. Whether you are managing a chronic disease or preparing for the birth of your baby, our tools will help you play an active role in managing your wellness.

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Lutheran Medical Center is a 338-bed acute-care hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado that also operates West Pines Behavioral Health, Lutheran Hospice and Colorado Lutheran Home and Apartments. Lutheran’s premier services include a birthing center, Heart and Neurovascular Center, robotic surgery, Primary Stroke Center, Cancer Centers of Colorado, Orthopedics, a Level III Trauma Center, a Senior ER, Senior Behavioral Health and a Senior Surgery Center.