Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge to Open Its First Dedicated, 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department

LONE TREE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sky Ridge Medical Center is opening a dedicated, pediatric emergency
department on Monday, February 15 at 7 a.m. This new 11-bed ER is
located on the north side of the campus in the Evergreen Medical Office
Building, adjacent to the Women’s Hospital.

“We wanted to create a unique, pediatric focused emergency department to
better serve the needs of our community…close to home,” said Susan
Hicks, CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center. “We know how stressful it can be
bringing a child to the hospital for any reason. This new location will
give our parents peace of mind knowing their child is in the care of
experts who only work with children.”

“It all starts with quality,” said Dr. David Stocker, Medical Director
of the Pediatric Emergency Department. “We will provide the best care
for children in everything we do. That ranges from bringing in the best
physicians and nurses from around the country and following the most
up-to-date treatment guidelines to having the right equipment for any
situation and offering a department exclusively for kids that is
inviting and decreases anxiety.”

Sky Ridge has assembled a high-quality staff that will effectively and
efficiently manage any situation from the most day-to-day tasks to the
most critical patient encounters. Key features include:

  • 24/7 pediatric only emergency department with ambulance access and 11
    treatment rooms
  • Doctors, nurses and techs who only work with children
  • Kid-friendly waiting room
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children physician suite with specialists
    in surgery, GI, urology, neurology, ENT, orthopedics, neurosurgery and
  • Pediatric specific equipment
  • Pediatric radiologists and anesthesiologists
  • Child life specialists
  • In-patient unit
  • Commitment to the highest quality standards

The community is invited for a free sneak preview of the Rocky Mountain
Hospital for Children Pediatric Emergency Department before it opens to
the public:


      Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge, 10107 RidgeGate
Parkway, Lone Tree CO. The ER is located in the Evergreen Medical
Office Building adjacent to the Women’s Hospital entrance.


Tours, food, entertainment, princesses, the Big Batmobile, KOSI’s
Denise Plante, sports team mascots, Ronald McDonald, face painting,
free photos and more. Photo opportunities available.

About Sky Ridge Medical Center

Sky Ridge Medical Center, the first hospital to open in Douglas County
just 12 years ago, is a member of the HealthONE system of hospitals.
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with
more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, eight metro
hospitals work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition,
HealthONE’s services include five hospital free-standing emergency
departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational
medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and
AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground
transportation across a 10-state region.


Sky Ridge Medical Center
Linda Watson, 720-979-7422 (cell)
of Marketing/Public Affairs