Swedish Medical Center
July 31, 2018

Christina Merritt Joins Swedish Medical Center as Administrative Director for Women's Services

HCA/HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center Names New Administrative Director, Business Development for Women's Services

Englewood, CO, July 31, 2018 -- HCA/HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center announced that Christina Merritt will be joining the organization as Administrative Director, Business Development for Women’s Services. Merritt comes to Swedish from Sky Ridge Medical Center, a Level II trauma center located in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Christina has been with HCA/HealthONE since 2006, beginning her career in the Far West Division, Las Vegas. She was instrumental in developing the breast oncology service line for Sunrise Hospital, Mountain View and Red Rocks. In 2010 she joined Sky Ridge Medical Center where she introduced Sky Ridge’s first oncology navigation position. As the Manager of Navigation she was instrumental in helping to earn Sky Ridge Medical Center’s breast center accreditation (NAPBC) and build the breast program. She later launched a full-service navigation department supporting breast, lung, GI, GYN and neuro oncology. Christina was promoted to Director of Service Line Development supporting the Oncology and Neuroscience service lines and the Advanced Wound Care Center. During her eight-year tenure at Sky Ridge, Christina was instrumental in expanding the women’s, oncology, neurosciences, and robotic services.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity and excited to help further expand the exceptional women services offered at Swedish Medical Center," said Merritt. This is a new position for Swedish Medical Center and Christina's primary focus will be the growth and development of the women's services lines.

About Swedish

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.