Lutheran Hospice

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About Lutheran Hospice

At Lutheran Hospice, 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.

Lutheran Hospice is part of SCL Health now Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit system.

Who we are

Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice provides care for both the patient and the family well before and after the time of death. It is a way of caring that treats the whole person - physical, social, emotional and spiritual - and recognizes managing a life-limiting illness and dying as normal parts of living. Hospice is about care, not cure, and thus focuses on the quality of remaining life.

Lutheran Hospice at the Collier Hospice Center provides an array of end-of-life programs and services, created to meet the needs of the terminally ill and those who love them.

Honor, compassion and respect

The care we provide at the end of a patient's life journey is rooted in our core philosophies:

  • Your worth, dignity, individuality and wisdom
  • Your right to choose a meaningful quality of life
  • Freedom for you and your loved ones to make informed choices and decisions about your care

Excellent medical and comfort care

Lutheran Hospice has earned a superior reputation for excellence since 1985. We are one of the few hospices in Colorado to be continually accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard by which healthcare quality is measured in the United States.


About Wheat Ridge, CO

Wheat Ridge embodies the deep roots of a City with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its central location provides shorts commutes to major interstate highways, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the amenities of the large metropolitan City of Denver, Colorado Opens a New Window. With easy access from I-70, you can be skiing, hiking or participating in a wide range of internationally-acclaimed mountain sports in less than an hour.

Wheat Ridge “roots” were first established during the Gold Rush of 1859, when the City served as a rest stop for miners headed to mountain gold camps. It was later named Wheat Ridge for the golden ridges of wheat noted by travelers passing along the Overland Trail. As unsuccessful miners returned to the area and began farming the rich, fertile soil, the community began its growth. Wheat fields were converted to fruit orchards and vegetable fields, attracting buyers from all across the Denver area. Eventually the fruit and vegetable farming gave way to greenhouses and the largest production of carnations in the world, earning Wheat Ridge the designation of “Carnation City.”