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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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Fruita’s Hospital Expands and Partners

Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center has undergone a $4.5 million expansion increasing the number of beds from 16 to 25, the maximum number allowed for a critical access designation.   A 20 person staffing increase will accompany the expansion. The beginning of construction for the new build-out in August of last year coincided with a […]

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Kaiser Permanente Breaks Ground on New Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente conducted a groundbreaking ceremony on February 27 for a second medical office building on the south side of Pueblo.  The Kaiser Permanente Acero Medical Office will be located at the intersection of Acero Avenue and Pueblo Blvd.  The grand opening for the 8,200 sq.ft. facility is scheduled for early 2019. The Acero project […]

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UCHealth to Add Hospital

UCHealth has signed a purchase agreement to buy Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park.   The 15-bed hospital is currently held by Boston-based Steward Health Care System LLC.  Steward is the nation’s largest privately held hospital company.  It operates 36 hospitals with more than 5,000-beds in ten states.  Steward acquired Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in […]

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