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St. Thomas More Hospital is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the mouth of the Royal Gorge, in scenic Cañon City, Colorado.  Our non-profit, faith-based hospital is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding communities with 24-hour emergency and acute care services.

Through health care services and community outreach, we are proud to have extended the healing ministry of Christ to the sick and injured in Fremont County for 75 years, a legacy we continue today.  Caring for our community is a responsibility we take very seriously.  The people who work in our hospital, rehabilitation center, urgent care and physician group clinics are what makes us special.  They are our family, friends, neighbors who lend their expertise, hearts and talents to providing compassionate care when you need us most.

We are part of Centura Health, the region’s leading health care network.  Our connection to Centura Health provides our patients with a single electronic medical record that allows health care professionals from our statewide network to have immediate 24/7 access to your health history – because you never know when or where you may need us.

Distinctive Services:

  • Healthgrades Awards for St. Thomas More Hospital:
    o  Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement 2012-2014
    o  Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment 2007-2014
    o  Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy 2013
    o  Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery 2011-2012
  • Progressive Care Center is recognized as a Leader in Dementia Care by the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association Chapter. 

Hospital Services:

  • Level IV trauma center with critical care transport through Flight for Life Colorado; Emergency Department features physicians who are all board certified in Emergency Medicine 
  • Centura Health Urgent Care Canon City, located at 3245 E. Hwy 50, offers care for injuries and conditions that require attention but do not suggest an immediate threat to your health or life
  • Progressive Care Center provides long term care, skilled nursing care, respite care and Alzheimer’s Care
  • Inpatient acute care and Intensive Care Unit 
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, MRI and CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, nuclear medicine technologies and image directed spinal procedures 
  • Award-winning surgical services, performing advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures including metabolic and obesity disorders 
  • Outpatient Infusion Center offers infusion and transfusion services
  • The Birth Center – newly renovated in September 2013 – provides childbirth education , labor and delivery, and compassionate post-partum care, close to home 
  • St. Thomas More Physician Group features Family Practice/The Medical Home, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Clinic
  • Outpatient rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and warm water aquatic therapy
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services with support from respiratory therapists
  • Sleep Disorders Center and EEG Lab identifies sleep apnea, seizure disorders and more in a recently renovated area; AWAKE support group for people with sleep apnea
  • Anticoagulation Therapy Clinic assists with medication management
  • Wound and Ostomy Care Center provides specialized treatment for acute and chronic wounds
  • Community Blood Bank allows for pre-surgery and community blood donationsLevel IV trauma center with critical care transport through Flight for Life Colorado; ER physician group features five physicians, all board certified in emergency medicine

Patient & Community Services:

*By the numbers:

  • Employees:  475
  • Employed Providers:  10 Physicians, 3 Nurse Practitioners
  • Affiliated Physicians:  135
  • Licensed Beds:  55
  • Inpatient Days:  6,520
  • Births:  219
  • Surgeries:  1,315
  • ER Visits:  18,707
  • Outpatient Visits (excluding ER):  23,007
  • Benefit to the community:  $10.3 Million
  • Economic drive into the commnity through direct and indirect impact:  $113.1 Million
    *Data reflects July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Leadership Team:

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