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Healthcare in Denver South.

Rest easy. You’ll feel comfortable knowing excellent hospital campuses like Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital are within a heartbeat in Denver South. But why stop there? We have several more expansion projects in the works.

The South Metro Denver region is home to a strong and growing healthcare and health services industry. Industries in the hospitals subsector provide medical, diagnostic and treatment services that include physician, nursing and other health services. This key industry cluster also includes companies which manufacture and deliver medical and health care services.

This industry is projected to grow by 26% by 2016, faster than the 21.8% growth rate for all industries in the area. Ambulatory health care services subsector is projected to grow by 30.5% by 2016.

Sky Ridge Medical Center (HealthOne) in Lone Tree and Parker Adventist Hospital (Centura) in Parker are two award winning hospitals which have opened in the region within the past five years. Both hospitals are completing expansion projects. Baxa Corporation world headquarters is located in Douglas County. The company provides hospitals and homecare facilities with innovative drug delivery systems. Cochlear Americas, world leader in advanced hearing solutions, is headquartered in Centennial.

Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, welcomed their first 150 students in August 2008.  The University is located in Parker and adds another strong component to the growing healthcare and health services industry in South Metro Denver.

The Metro Denver region ranks seventh among the top 50 metro areas for 2007 in employment concentration in medical devices and 23rd for pharmaceutical and biotechnology employment.

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