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Healthcare & Wellness

This industry employs some 3,000 people in Thornton alone and has good wage levels. While the industry has a lower location quotient in the North Denver area than the national average, it is growing rapidly in Colorado and Thornton has seen a good share of growth in this sector over the last couple years. With North Suburban Medical Center as a key anchor in the Healthcare industry for Thornton we expect growth to continue.


Regional Companies:

  • Datu Health Inc., a high-tech, healthcare startup which provides a cloud platform to help large health systems efficiently manage medical records, has a 25-person headquarters office in Boulder.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield employs nearly 1,700 associates across Colorado.
  • SCL Health System, holds its corporate headquarters in Denver and Broomfield
  • HealthONE Urgent Care Center is located in Thornton. This state of the art walk-in-clinic provides all acute treatment outcomes.
  • St. Anthony North Hospital has one of its locations in Westminster off I-25 and 144th Avenue.
Source: Metro Denver EDC


Industry Headline

67,787 51.1% $62,087
Jobs (2013) % Change (2008-2020) Avg. Earnings Per Job (2013)
14% below National average
(Location Quotient)
Nation: 26.4% Nation: $61,806

Source: EMSI, Q4 2013


Regional Trends


  Region 2008 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Region 57,988 87,622 51.1%
State 205,329 287,715 40.1%
Nation 14,380,455 18,180,291 26.4%

Source: EMSI, Q4 2013


Healthcare & Wellness Industry Supersector

Code Description
339115 Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
339116 Dental Laboratories
423450 Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
423460 Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
424210 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
532291 Home Health Equipment Rental
621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)
621112 Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists
621210 Offices of Dentists
621310 Offices of Chiropractors
621320 Offices of Optometrists
621330 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
621340 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
621391 Offices of Podiatrists
621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
621410 Family Planning Centers
621420 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
621491 HMO Medical Centers
621492 Kidney Dialysis Centers
621493 Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers
621498 All Other Outpatient Care Centers
621511 Medical Laboratories
621512 Diagnostic Imaging Centers
621610 Home Health Care Services
621910 Ambulance Services
621991 Blood and Organ Banks
621999 All Other Miscellaneous Ambulatory Health Care Services
622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (Private)
622210 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (Private)
622310 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (Private)
623110 Nursing Care Facilities
623210 Residential Mental Retardation Facilities
623220 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
623311 Continuing Care Retirement Communities
624190 Other Individual and Family Services
812199 Other Personal Care Services
813212 Voluntary Health Organizations
813319 Other Social Advocacy Organizations