Denver Staffing Agency President Co-Chairs Hospital $623 Million Capital Campaign

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  • 1/11/14 |
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Denver Staffing Agency President Co-Chairs Hospital $623 Million Capital Campaign

J. Kent Gervasini, President of J. Kent Staffing, an independent; Denver based professional temporary staffing and search agency is named to Co-Chair the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s (SJHF) $623 Million Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign, part of Saint Joseph Hospital’s Heritage Project, supports one of the top-rated medical institutions in the county. The $623 Million capital campaign provides for the building of a new state-of-the-art, 21st century, 348 bed hospital with applied cutting edge medical technologies and facilities. The new hospital opens on 12/13/14 in the heart of Denver. So what is the economic impact and Denver job creation of this enormous construction project?

Saint Joseph Hospital Has Always Had a Big Financial Impact on Denver

  • The hospital directly employees about 2,500 people, with 30% of them living in Denver
  • It contributes $177 million in annual labor compensation
  • It spends more than $120 million on supplies, services and equipment for hospital operations

The New Saint Joseph Hospital Has a Significant Economic Impact
As a Denver employer since 1979, J. Kent Staffing recognizes the significant impact the new construction project will have on Denver's economy.

  • The hospital and medical campus redevelopment will create 1,400 construction related jobs annually
  • It will contribute $340 million in labor compensation from now until opening, December 2014.
  • The project is projected to infuse a cumulative $13.6 million to Denver and its overlapping tax districts
  • The project is projected to infuse $8 million to the State of Colorado in use taxes 

Campaign Cabinet Members Provide Thought Leadership and Business Community Outreach
As Co-Chair of the $623 Million Capital Campaign, J. Kent Gervasini works closely with the campaign’s Cabinet Members and Chairs who provide the leadership and outreach into their respective industries and communities in order to meet the campaign’s financial goals.

Members of the Heritage Project Capital Campaign include: David Tryba, Tryba Architects, Bob Boswell, Chairman and CEO, Laramie Energy and Chairman, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board of Directors; Mike O’Shaughnessey, President, Lario Oil and Gas, Barth Whitham, President & CEO, Enduring Resources, Doug Jones, President, Jones Realty Group, Cal Fulenwider, President, L.C. Fulenwider, Inc. Marcel Pitton, Managing Director, The Brown Palace Hotel, Randy Miller, Managing Partner, Denver Bryan Cave HRO, Dale Shaffer, Attorney-at-Law, Reynie Ortiz, Valderrama Properties, LLC, Tom Deline, VP, General Counsel, Monaghan Farms, Robert Polk, President & CEO, Polk Majestic Travel, Ned Minor, President & Director, Minor & Brown, PC., Ron Tilton, President, FirstBank, Nathan Christian, Retired Regional President, Colorado, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Gervasini also works closely with Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s CEO and President, Colleen Sandrin and her staff as well as Saint Joseph’s active and retired physicians.

4 Co-Chairs Continue the Tradition of the 4 Sisters of SCL
In 1873, four Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) with strong resolve, dedication and commitment opened Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado at the invitation by Colorado Territorial Governor Evans. Today, continuing the tradition of four women, community leaders and SJHF Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, Lee Everding, Sister of Charity of Leavenworth Melissa Camardo, Colleen Sandrin, SJHF President/CEO and Judi Kent Gervasini are honored and proud to be part of The Heritage Project and the opening of the new Saint Joseph Hospital on 12/13/14.

                                    The New Saint Joseph Hospital 
On December 13, 2014, Denver’s oldest hospital will open the doors to one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the country.  Here are some new hospital facts:

  • Uptown Denver medical campus
  • More than 830,000 square feet
  • 348 private patient rooms
  • 21 operating rooms, including two hybrids
  • 40 emergency department rooms
  • A dedicated emergency department for seniors
  • 3 outpatient clinics that will remain: The Caritas Clinic,  The Bruner Family Medicine Center and The Seton  Women’s Center, which have served low-income, uninsured patients for generations
  • Manages about 40,000 patient visits each year

Source:  Saint Joseph Hospital and The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

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