About Us

At Good Samaritan Medical Center, we’re happy to tell you about us: our compassionate caregivers, our clinical excellence, our award-winning care and even our beautiful campus. But it’s really all about you. Our patients and families are the center of every thought, communication and action that takes place in this healing space.

Good Samaritan Medical Center is a community-based, acute-care hospital in Lafayette, Colorado. We opened on December 1, 2004, and are part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 11 hospitals in three states.

What sets us apart

Here, you’ll experience:

  • A central healing garden
  • Integrative care such as acupuncture, massage therapy and healing touch
  • Mountain and garden views
  • Natural landscaping to capture the essence of Colorado
  • Room service
  • Soothing water features and colorful flowers
  • Spacious private patient rooms
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Walking trails


Our health services include:



Beth Forsyth, Interim President and CEO, Vice President, Clinical and Support Services


Todd Mydler, M.D., Chief Medical Officer


Susan Kerschen, RN, M.S., Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer


Sandy Cavanaugh, Ed.D., Vice President, Community and Business Development


John Higgins, Vice President, Finance

Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization. Learn more about our System Leadership Team.

Message from the CEO

Welcome to Good Samaritan Medical Center! We are built on the rich history and caring traditions of our sister institutions Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. With more than 235 years of healing patients and families in the communities we serve, we are committed to continuing this legacy of excellence at Good Samaritan Medical Center. It is our mission to foster health and healing for the people and communities we serve.

Just as our founders brought the most advanced care of the day to their communities, Good Samaritan Medical Center brings you comprehensive, quality care close to your home. We are your hospital. We are your neighbor. We are Good Samaritan Medical Center continuing a legacy of healing.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns. We take all inquiries seriously and will work diligently to resolve any problems and answer your questions.

For questions, call the hospital at 303-689-4000. For billing inquiries, call 866-665-2636. You may also submit this contact form, and your request will be routed to the appropriate associate who will respond to your message.

200 Exempla Circle
Lafayette, CO 80026

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