CommonSpirit - St. Anthony Summit Hospital

340 Peak One Drive
Frisco, CO 80443


St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a Level III trauma center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction. We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas, including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology & Imaging, Infusion Therapy Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology and Total Joint Replacement.

About Our Hospital

St. Anthony Summit Hospital

About Our Hospital

Providing the expertise you need to manage your health and wellness

St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a full-service, nationally recognized hospital and Level III trauma center. The hospital is the mountain base of operations for Flight For Life® Colorado and specializes in compassionate, personalized, whole-person care.

Founded in 1978, St. Anthony Summit Hospital is the premier acute care provider servicing Summit County’s world-class mountain resort destinations, including Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain. Its Frisco hospital was built in 2005 and is consistently recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States for patient experience.

St. Anthony Summit Hospital by the numbers

  • Active Medical Staff: 470
  • Caregivers: 319
  • FY22 Admissions: 1,343
  • FY22 ED Visits: 20,893 (includes mountain clinics)
  • Licensed Beds: 35
  • FY22 Uncompensated/Charity care: $20.3 million

Distinctive services

  • Emergency & Urgent Care
  • The Birth Center and Women’s Health
  • Cancer Care, Breast Care, and Infusion Services
  • Orthopedics

Awards & recognition

  • ANCC Pathway to Excellence Designee
  • The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Orthopedic Trauma
  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
  • The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety “A” Grade
  • 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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St. Anthony Summit Hospital Leadership

For more than two decades, Trixie VanderSchaaff has dedicated her expertise and leadership to St. Anthony Summit Hospital, where she has served in bedside nursing, nurse leadership, and executive leadership roles. She has served as the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer since 2016, and she was named Chief Executive Officer in May 2024. Trixie possesses a deep understanding of the clinical environment and processes, and she has been instrumental in St. Anthony Summit being consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the U.S. for patient experience. As a longtime resident of Summit County, Trixie understands the integral role the hospital plays in the health and wellness of our community. She is knowledgeable, collaborative, and passionate about our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Trixie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Missouri State, and her master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis University. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse for Bristlecone Home and Health and has continually developed her clinical and leadership skills at St. Anthony Summit Hospital and within the CommonSpirit Health system. Trixie is dedicated to overall excellence, actively creating pathways for advancement and growth for all St. Anthony Summit employees.


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St. Anthony Summit Hospital relies on its dedicated volunteers to support the mission of the hospital and extend our caring to the community. Thousands of volunteers help support the mission of St. Anthony Summit Hospital and CommonSpirit Health across Colorado.

Services provided by volunteers

  • Helping caregivers and patients on our patient units
  • Staffing the information desk
  • Facilitating administrative work
  • Helping patients and their families to find their way around the facility
  • Providing pet therapy to our patients and their families 
Licensed beds
FY22 Admissions
$20.3 million
FY22 Charity/Uncompensated care


St. Anthony Summit Hospital is a Level III trauma center serviced by Flight For Life® Colorado and nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction.

We provide a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Summit County and the surrounding areas including Surgical, Emergency, Critical Care, Birth Center, Orthopedic, Breast Care, Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Radiology & Imaging, Infusion Therapy Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Summit Sleep Disorders Center, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology and Total Joint Replacement. 

In addition to 24/7, Level III emergency care at St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco, we have three emergency mountain clinics at the base of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone, as well as urgent care and primary care available from CommonSpirit Primary Care High Country Health. 

Gentry Lee, RN, in the OR at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado. March 24, 2021.

Connecting expertise with compassion in orthopedic care

From mountain biking and skiing accidents to overuse injuries and joint issues due to aging, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center provides the most advanced orthopedic care to get you back to enjoying your life. Our orthopedics center offers care for every type of orthopedic need, including joint replacement surgery for knees, hips, and shoulders, and a full sports medicine program.

Linda Kirkendall, RT, outside of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Colorado, March 24, 2021.

Visitor Information

You can count on us to be there for you. We understand that times of illness and injury affect not only our patients, but also their loved ones. The information below will help you before, during, and after you come to our hospital. Our goal is to provide the level of patient experience that enhances your peace of mind and earns your full confidence.

Patient guide

Visitor information

St. Anthony Summit Hospital

Visitor information

Please read CommonSpirit Health's current COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Contact the hospital directly for additional individual visitor policies that may apply.

All visitors of patients at our hospital enjoy equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences and subject to the facility’s clinical restrictions. Visitor policy may be subject to change. Please adhere to any adjustments to permitted visitors, as posted in our facility.

  • The main lobby is open for use Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. When the main lobby entrance is closed, everyone must enter the hospital through the emergency department entrance.
  • There may be times when visitors are asked to leave to better meet the needs of our patients.

Patients and visitors may park in the parking lot in front of the main entrance and adjacent lots around the hospital. Free parking is available 24 hours a day.


Summit Café

Location:  On the first floor, by the main lobby

Daily hours

  • Breakfast: 7 am - 10 am
  • Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm
  • No dinner service

Letters and packages are delivered to patients Monday - Friday. If you have letters to be mailed, you may give them to your nurse. Flowers addressed to you will be delivered to your room unless you are in the intensive care unit. Only Mylar® balloons are permitted in the hospital. Latex balloons can cause allergic responses and interfere with hospital safety systems.

Programs and Community

Christmas tree ornaments

Our Foundation

The mission of St. Anthony Summit Hospital Health Foundation is to raise and allocate philanthropic funds, primarily for the hospital's programs and services that benefit the underserved, the elderly and the community. Our focus is on areas and issues that enhance the hospital's mission but do not fall within the normal parameters of the hospital or its budget. The key to the Foundation's work is its successful Healthy Communities initiative. This multi-faceted effort provides funding for a wide range of health-related programs and services.


At St. Anthony Summit Hospital we find it a privilege to support the health of our mountain community. We offer birth classes, community events, volunteer opportunities and give back through other community benefit programs. These resources and opportunities are all part of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

Community Engagement Request

St. Anthony Summit Hospital

Community Engagement Request

Updated 11/1/23

As we fully integrate with CommonSpirit Health, we are pausing community engagement commitments until June 1, 2024. However, you are welcome to submit an application using the guidelines below. We will notify you directly if your organization is selected for funding. We appreciate your patience and look forward to working with you in the future.

How to submit an engagement request

CommonSpirit hospitals receive many requests each year asking us to engage in community events and programs. Supporting the communities in this way is a reflection of our mission to improve the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.

Before submitting a request, please consider the following:

  • Sponsorships and events should align with our mission and values; community health improvement or prevention; and one of the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.
  • Please make your request at least 60 days prior to your event or sponsorship deadline.
  • Completion of this form does not guarantee a donation or sponsorship.
  • We are only able to support non-profit organizations.
  • Completed requests will be considered by an internal committee. We will contact you regarding the status of your request when we reopen community engagement giving June 1, 2024.
Patient & Family Advisory Council

St. Anthony Summit Hospital

Patient & Family Advisory Council

St. Anthony Summit Hospital invites you to become a Patient & Family Advisory Council Member

At St. Anthony Summit Hospital we believe the very best patient experience comes from caring for  the whole person including their support system. That’s why we are committed to continual examining the care we provide from every angle and why we are recruiting civic minded past patients and family members to provide their unique perspective on our Patient Family Advisory Council.

If you have questions, regarding the PFAC, contact us.

  • Phone: 970-668-9035

A Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) partners patients and families with members of the healthcare team to provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience. As part of this PFAC process, patients and families are invited to serve on hospital committees to ensure that the consumer’s point of view, perspective, and experience are not only heard, but also integrated into the service and quality improvements that are engineered to ensure high-quality, customer-centered care. Through their unique perspectives, they give input on issues that impact care, ensuring that the next patient or family member’s journey is easier.

  • Enhance the patient centered care environment at the hospital
  • Provides collaboration between providers, patients and caregivers for better management of chronic conditions and improved adherence to treatment regimens.
  • Service care coordination that meets the consumer needs and priorities
  • Provides a learning environment to understand the challenges of the healthcare environment

Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) helps promote patient and family centered values, activities and policies throughout St. Anthony Summit Hospital as a council member.

  • Current or former patients, family members or primary caregivers of a current or former patient
  • Hospital associates
  • People who are enthusiastic about the health care system’s mission of excellence, quality, safety,  community focus and customer satisfaction
  • People who have a desire to make a positive difference for other patients and families
Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Program

St. Anthony Summit Hospital

Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Program

Educating our community about prevention and providing recovery programs for patients with concussions and brain injury.

An estimated 1.2 - 3.8 million sports or recreation related concussions occur annually in the United States and over 200,000 Coloradans live with the health effects of a brain injury (AAN, 2013; BIAC, 2014). In Colorado approximately 5,200 hospitalizations and 27,000 emergency room visits are related to traumatic brain injury annually (CBIP, 2014). Additionally, TBIs and concussions are the number one reported traumatic injury at St. Anthony Summit Hospital and in Summit County.

A traumatic brain injury can be any type of damage to the brain resulting from a traumatic event such as impacting the head while skiing or bicycling. However, many brain injuries occur from infection, tumors, toxins, lack of oxygen, or stroke (BIAC, 2014). A concussion is a term used to commonly describe a mild TBI. A person does not need to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion and can still occur while wearing a helmet. A concussion is a clinical diagnosis made by a licensed medical professional after a careful evaluation of the injured individual. A concussion cannot be viewed on a CAT scan or MRI.

TBIs and concussions can present differently in different people and the severity of the symptoms or outcome cannot be determined at the time of injury. Common symptoms following a concussion can range from mild to severe and often involve: confusion, memory loss, nausea or vomiting, headache, balance or vision problems and extreme emotional reactions (McAvoy, 2011). However, most concussions resolve successfully if managed well within the first few weeks after an injury (McAvoy, 2011). A brain-injured person needs time to rest, both physically and cognitively, and should avoid activities that may increase the chances for further injury to the brain. If you, or someone you know, have sustained an impact or jolt to the head you should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Often a person may be unaware they have even sustained a concussion. If you are experiencing continued or worsening symptoms after an injury or accident such as headache, dizziness, balance or vision problems, fatigue, sadness, irritability or trouble concentrating you may have a concussion and be experiencing what is called Post-Concussion Syndrome.

There is help available and St. Anthony Summit Hospital can assist individuals find the treatment and care they need to recover and heal from a traumatic brain injury or concussion. The St. Anthony Summit Hospital TBI program is supported by a Nurse Navigator experienced in working with individuals who have sustained a TBI and is familiar with the resources available both locally and state-wide to help those affected by a brain injury. The Nurse Navigator can consult with individuals and families to create an individualized plan for recovery. Additionally, the TBI program hosts two monthly support group meetings and offers multiple community events and educational presentations to promote TBI awareness, prevention, and treatment in Summit County.