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SCL Health System Announces Headquarters Relocation to Colorado

March 21, 2012

$2.7 Billion Hospital Network Brings 750 New Jobs to Region

DENVER - March 21, 2012 - SCL Health System, a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization, today announced it is moving its system headquarters from Kansas to Colorado, creating 750 new jobs in the Denver metropolitan community over the next four years.
 
“Since 1873, when the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth first opened Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, we have been committed to Colorado and its communities,” said Michael A. Slubowski, President and Chief Executive Officer, SCL Health System. “We are pleased to increase our presence in a state that is such a significant part of our history. Colorado is a welcoming environment for business and is known for its commitment to improving the health of its residents. That commitment to health matches our mission.”

The move is expected to contribute significant long-term job creation in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the more than 8,000 associates currently employed by SCL Health System in Colorado, the health system plans to create 750 full-time, permanent jobs in the region through new hires and relocations from the system’s previous system headquarters in Lenexa, Kan. The positions will primarily be accounting and billing, information technology and system services (senior executives and administrative). Approximately 200 positions will be located in the system services office in Denver and up to 550 full-time positions will be located in Broomfield. SCL Health System employs approximately 15,000 people in four states.

“This move gives our health system closer proximity to the hospitals and clinics we operate in the Western United States, and the presence of Denver International Airport allows for frequent and easy travel to and from our care sites,” Slubowski added.

In Colorado, SCL Health System operates four care sites (St. Mary Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction and three Exempla hospitals: Saint Joseph in Denver; Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge; and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette), one safety net clinic (Marillac Clinic in Grand Junction) and one youth residence (Mount Saint Vincent Home in Denver). In 2010, SCL Health System provided more than $130 million in community benefits for Colorado including free care for the poor, health professional education, research, donations, community health improvement initiatives and subsidized health services.

SCL Health System currently leases more than 221,000 square ft. of commercial space in Denver, Lakewood and Broomfield.  Its system headquarters office is located near the corner of Speer Boulevard and Interstate 25 in downtown Denver. The system’s Information Technology organization occupies space near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Simms Street in Lakewood, and the Revenue Service Center occupies space in Broomfield near Highway 36 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

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About SCL Health System
SCL Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization that operates 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one youth residence and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Based in Denver, the $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor or vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCL Health System regularly provides more than $200 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCL Health System was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. In 2011, the sisters transferred sponsorship of SCL Health System to Leaven Ministries. To learn more about the health system, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.