Lutheran Medical Center

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About Lutheran Medical Center

At Lutheran Medical Center, we’re happy to tell you about us: our compassionate caregivers, our clinical excellence, our award-winning care and even our beautiful campus. Our patients and families are the center of every thought, communication and action that takes place in this healing space.

Lutheran Medical Center is a community-based, acute care hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It includes Lutheran Hospice Center, Lutheran Spine Center at Denver West and Bridges Integrative Health and Wellness Services.

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

Our health services include:

  • Baby-Friendly Birth Center
  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Breast Care Center
  • Cancer Centers of Colorado
  • Heart and Neurovascular Center
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Robotic surgery
  • Senior Behavioral Health
  • Senior Emergency Department
  • Senior Surgery Center
  • Lutheran Orthopedics
  • The Women and Family Center


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.”