At St. Mary’s 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.
St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, the largest medical center between Denver and Salt Lake City, is committed to putting people first. Serving the healthcare needs of western Colorado and eastern Utah for nearly 120 years, St. Mary’s is a faith-based, nonprofit provider and part of SCL Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system with 11 hospitals in three states. Founded in 1896 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, St. Mary’s has a rich history of serving the many needs of its community, from advanced medical care to charitable giving.
Our health services include:
Bryan Johnson, President
Andrew Jones, MD, Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer
Gretchen Gore, Vice President Mission Integration
Terri Chinn, Vice President Finance
Michelle Shiao, Chief Nursing Officer
Dan Prinster, Vice President Business Development
Judy White House, Vice President Human Resources
Carmen Shipley, Executive Director St. Mary's Hospital Foundation
Executive Board Members
Kelly Connie, Chair
Wagner Vance, Vice Chair
Janet Comerford, Secretary
Brian Johnson, President
Teyen Shiao, MD, MEC President
Candice Walton, Treasurer
Roy Erb, MD
Mark Griffin, MD
St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization. Learn more about our System Leadership Team.
Here’s a snapshot of who we are and what we do:
- Full-time Equivalents: 1,719
- Medical Staff: 499
- Inpatient Admissions: 12,731
- Emergency Visits: 42,838
- Available Beds:** 310
- Births: 2,101
- Total Community Benefit: $40.7 Million
*Statistics based on year-end December 2015 results.
**Available beds are beds in service and available for all hospital nursing units (excluding bassinets).
In 1895, Sisters of Charity Balbina Farrell and Louisa Madden left Leavenworth, Kansas, on a mission to establish a hospital in the new western town of Grand Junction, Colorado. They opened a small, 10-bed, wooden-frame hospital on May 22, 1896. In 1912, a new brick wing opened, adding 20 beds to the hospital’s capacity. During the 30s, 40s and 50s, the hospital continued to grow.
In 1985, a 125,000-square-foot addition was built to house radiation oncology, a critical care unit, a telemetry and intermediate care unit, 20 pediatric care beds and a perinatal center. In 1986, St. Mary’s developed a heart program and provided the first open-heart surgery and postoperative care, eliminating the need for open-heart patients to travel 250 miles to Denver.
In 1994, an $8 million, five-story patient tower was completed, and in 2010, the new construction phase and remodel phase of the Century Project, the hospital’s multi-year expansion and renovated project, was completed. St. Mary’s celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1996. Throughout our history, the generosity of western Coloradans has enabled St. Mary’s to grow to meet healthcare needs and keep pace with an expanding population and medical advances.
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 970-298-2273 (CARE) or 800-458-3888. 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.