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Children’s Hospital Colorado to Hire 200 in the Springs

Children’s Hospital Colorado has announced that it will begin hiring the first round of employees that will staff its new Colorado Springs hospital.  The hospital will be located on the UCHealth Memorial Hospital North campus in the Briargate Parkway area of northwest Colorado Springs. The new hospital is scheduled to open early next year.  Job […]

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Innovation Center: Vision to Reality for UCHealth

With a commitment to create a nationally recognized health innovation hub, UCHealth is expanding its Innovation Center.   The center will be adding up to 70 new innovators to its team this fall and early next year. The center was established  to assist a variety of  medical technology start-ups through the design to production process […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Breaks Ground

Children’s Hospital Colorado celebrated a groundbreaking on June 5 for an expansion of its North Campus in Broomfield.   The new 200,000 sq.ft. addition will be four times the size of the original campus space.   It will expand upon currently offered services and will add an emergency department.   Expanded facilities and services will include urgent […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Reassesses New Hospital Plans

The proposed new hospital for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard is under review.  Although still committed to the project,  the drafting of a new strategic plan for the Colorado Springs area is debating the best design use for the $550 million estimated price tag. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services filed a […]

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Health Care Facility Design Addresses Change

A national design consultant for the health care industry, Gallun Snow, comments on changes that will redirect the environment in which health care services are delivery. With the advent of a more sophisticated consumer, health care providers have taken  lessons from the hospitality industry to provide their consumer with a quality outcome that is more […]

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Banner Opens New Urgent Care Center

On May 1, Banner Health opened an Urgent Care Center in Fort Collins.  Banner Urgent Care is located at 3617 S. College Avenue and is open seven days per week from 7:30am to 7:30pm.   The center accepts both walk-in and pre-scheduled appointments for patients with non-life-threatening conditions. The opening is well timed for the […]

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GO Bond Final List Released

Last November, Denver voters approved a package of $937 million in General Obligation bonds to fund improvements to Denver’s transportation, health care, safety, parks, public and cultural facilities.  The final list of the  first $200 million in proposed project improvements has been released by Denver Public Works.  Denver City Council will get the final say […]

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The Medical Center of Aurora to Expand by 50 Beds

The Medical Center of Aurora, an HCA/HealthONE hospital, has announce plans to expand by fifty beds their North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.  The addition will increase the bed count at the North Campus to 128.  The expansion will include additional beds for the facility’s senior care and children & adolescent units. Recent research […]

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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital Officially a UCHealth Facility

Effective April 1, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) is now officially a part of UCHealth’s network.  PPRH is a 15-bed critical access hospital in Woodland Park.  Before the transition, it was held by Boston-based Steward Health Care System LLC.   Steward is the nation’s largest privately held hospital company.  Steward acquired Pikes Peak Regional Hospital […]

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New Medical Campus Still an Option for Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge City Council voted earlier this week to rezone a 109-acre parcel at I-70 and 34th Avenue as a planned mixed-use development rather than its current commercial development designation.  The mixed-use zoning would allow SCL Health and its affiliated hospital, Lutheran Medical Center, to build a second medical campus on a portion of the […]

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