Saint Joseph Hospital to Open Colorado’s Only Freestanding, Hospital-owned Birth Center
Contact: Tiffany Anderson
303.812.6436 or Tiffany.Anderson@sclhs.net
Denver, Colorado (Sept. 27, 2017) – As Colorado’s top baby hospital for more than a century, Saint Joseph Hospital will be opening the first and only freestanding, hospital-owned, accredited birth center in Colorado. Birth Center of Denver will offer another childbirth option for families looking for the lower interventions and lower costs that come with being outside of a hospital setting. Prenatal care, educational classes, childbirth along with postpartum and newborn care is provided by Certified Nurse-Midwives, nurses and clinical educators.
“We are so excited to offer this high-touch, low-tech birthing option to Colorado families. Birth Center of Denver is the best of all worlds because it empowers families to have a natural birth but if a medical need arises, Saint Joseph Hospital is there to care for mom and baby,” says Deb Lowery, Saint Joseph Hospital Senior Director of Women’s and Infant’s Services.
Birth Center of Denver will have five beautiful birth suites offering a spacious home-like environment including a comfortable area for families. From hydrotherapy to alternate methods of pain management like nitrous oxide, every expectant family can create a birth plan to further personalize their care. For more information about Birth Center of Denver visit
sclhcolorado.org/birth-center or call 303.812.2363.
About Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Founded in Denver in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth, Saint Joseph Hospital was the first private hospital in Colorado. Today it is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation and largest private teaching hospital in Denver. Specializing in a variety of areas including advanced heart care, pregnancy and childbirth and cancer treatment, Saint Joseph Hospital continues to offer the high-quality, affordable health care that has served Denver for more than 140 years. By working closely with top physicians, Kaiser Permanente and National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, Saint Joe’s is able to provide some of the best inpatient and outpatient care in Colorado. Saint Joseph Hospital’s parent organization, SCL Health, is a faith-based, non-profit healthcare system that operates 12 hospitals, more than 210 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in Colorado and Montana.