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SCL Health to consolidate system functions in Broomfield

September 08, 2014
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SCL Health to consolidate system functions in Broomfield
Relocation of operations comes as system prepares for future growth
 

DENVER (Sept. 8, 2014) – SCL Health, a $2.4 billion, multi-state health system based in Colorado, plans to move its headquarters from Denver to Broomfield next year to prepare for future growth, create operational efficiencies, and improve collaboration. SCL Health currently leases 113,839 square feet in Broomfield’s Interlocken business park, which is home to its Revenue Service Center, the administrative offices for SCL Physicians network, and other services.

Under a new lease deal, SCL Health will receive an additional 104,683 square feet in the business park to bring its core system functions such as HR, finance, legal, executive offices and corporate communications to the same location, 500 Eldorado Blvd. These departments are currently located near downtown Denver at the Diamond Hill office complex in the Highlands area. There are no immediate plans to relocate IT services, which are based in Lakewood.

After the move, there will be approximately 920 jobs at the Broomfield campus, with the capacity to add more than 150 others as SCL Health grows.

The move, which is scheduled to take place by July 2015, comes after SCL Health first relocated its system offices to Colorado from Lenexa, Kan., in 2012. Since establishing its base in Colorado, SCL Health has entered multiple new partnerships, launched and developed new business models for care, rebranded, and made significant capital investments. Earlier this summer, SCL Health signed a Joint Operating Agreement with National Jewish Health. A brand new Saint Joseph Hospital, one of the largest single construction projects in Denver, is expected to open before the end of the year, on time and under budget.

“We have made great strides in the march toward our vision of being the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner,” said Mike Slubowski, President and CEO of SCL Health. “By making this move, we will have the room to grow our workforce to accommodate the demands of our many business operations. We will save money by consolidating our system operations from three to two locations. We will create a work environment that will continue to foster the innovation and ideas of our talented associates, as well as attract new talent in the future.”

The Interlocken business park is home to several national and global businesses, and Broomfield has been nationally recognized as a great place to work and live.

“We are pleased that SCL Health has decided to consolidate their corporate headquarters with their Revenue Service Center at the Interlocken Advanced Technology Business Center in Broomfield. We look forward to enhancing our partnership with SCL Health as they continue to expand their health network in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region," said Broomfield Mayor Randy Ahrens.

“Interlocken and the greater 36 Creative Corridor continue to be a premier destination for many regional and corporate headquarters looking to expand in the region and Colorado. We look forward to SCL Health growing and being a part of our thriving business community and appreciate their continued investment in the region,” said Bo Martinez, Broomfield’s Economic Development Director.

SCL Health operates eight hospitals in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. In the Denver region, those hospitals include Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. The system operates more than 160 clinics and other services.

Slubowski emphasized that the decision to move operations to Broomfield does not take away from SCL Health’s commitment to the City of Denver. “Our commitment to Denver runs deep,” Slubowski said. “Saint Joseph Hospital was one of the city’s first institutions. Thousands of our associates work here, and that will not change. Our JOA with National Jewish Health at Saint Joseph underscores that dedication.”

SCL Health is spending $623 million to build a new, state-of-the-art Saint Joseph Hospital downtown. SCL Health also operates Mount Saint Vincent children’s home and several physician clinics in the city.

About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 ambulatory practices, home health care, hospice, behavioral health care, and safety-net clinics in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org.