• St. Anthony Health Foundation History

  • The 1980s represented a time of enormous change and restructuring for St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony Foundation. During that decade, the religious sponsorship of St. Anthony Hospital Systems (St. Anthony Central and North Hospitals) changed from the Sisters of St. Francis in Colorado Springs to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. In 1987, with the addition of Beth Israel Hospital and The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, the corporate identity changed again to St. Anthony Healthcare Corporation (a member of Sisters of Charity Health System of Cincinnati).

    St. Anthony Foundation (Articles of Incorporation filed on May 17, 1989) was now the fundraising arm of the new St. Anthony Healthcare Corporation. As additional health care entities came onboard, a new name - Provenant Health Partners - was adopted in mid-1991.  In turn, St. Anthony Foundation became Provenant Health Foundation on January 3, 1992.

    Provenant Health Foundation became the fundraising entity for St. Anthony Central and North Hospitals, Summit Medical Center, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Mercy Medical Center Denver, Provenant Senior Health Services (Senior Life Center, Senior Health Clinics, Home Health) and the Villas at Sunny Acres retirement complex.

    In 1995, Sisters of Charity Health System of Cincinnati regionalized its 17 Colorado facilities under one corporation and named it Sisters of Charity Health Services Colorado. A joint venture followed shortly between Sisters of Charity Health Services Colorado and PorterCare Adventist Health System. The new joint venture formed Centura Health, a nonprofit operating company, which, in 1996, assumed the management of all the health care entities owned by the two sponsors. Within weeks, the Catholic hospitals in the joint venture became the western region market group of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national Catholic health care delivery organization.

    In the ensuing years, the foundations of the Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado hospitals came together under a single umbrella - Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation. In 2001, Provenant Health Foundation was renamed St. Anthony Health Foundation and became affiliated with CHI Colorado Foundation. As the complexity of Centura Health and CHI Colorado increased, the entities supported by St. Anthony Health Foundation gradually developed their own divisions within CHI Colorado Foundation.

    In July 2010, St. Anthony Health Foundation returned to its original purpose - seeking contributions to support the mission of St. Anthony Hospital.

    Donors to the Foundation made a visible impact on the new St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood by funding the healing environments of its beautiful chapel, healing garden, and hospital artwork.