8300 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033      303-425-4500
Lutheran Medical Center
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Leaves of Hope photos and keynote speech now online!


Our Mission:

To build philanthropic support for Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and all of its affiliated not-for-profit organizations, which include acute care hospital, hospice care, behavioral health entity, and long term care facility.

Our Vision:

To provide philanthropic support that allows Exempla Lutheran Medical Center to provide for the changing healthcare needs of our communities, to update and refurbish our facilities, and to add new technologies, innovative programs and services. Philanthropy that helps turn good healthcare into exceptional healthcare by enabling our staff to exceed the expectations of the people we serve.

Established in 2007, the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has a commitment and dedication to providing for the evolving healthcare needs of our community, whether that is updating facilities, adding new technologies, or developing innovative new partnerships and services. 

"Even with all we are doing, even with a new state-of-the-art building, there are still so many unmet needs that we could begin to address, or address faster, with the help of philanthropy. The Foundation helps us develop or advance solutions to pressing needs beyond what we can fund through normal operations." 

Carol Salzmann, VP and Executive Director


Since 1905, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center has been advancing the art of healing and the science of medicine throughout western Colorado. Today, the 400-bed hospital offers a comprehensive spectrum of specialized care, from birth to end-of-life. Every patient can be assured of receiving the highest standard of care. Read our Fact Sheet.

The Lutheran Medical Center Foundation is grateful for the continued generous donations of our community, our employees and physicians, the business community and private foundations.

Recent Fundrasing Events

White Rose Evening Photo Slideshow

Exempla Lutheran Hospice is dedicated to providing exceptional compassionate care to patients and families coping with the end-of-life experience. 

To learn more about the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation, please contact:

Carol Salzmann
Executive Director
Ph 303.467.4801
Email: salzmanc@exempla.org