Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) in partnership with UCHealth and Memorial Hospital is planning to build a new hospital in north Colorado Springs.

The move is part of Children’s Colorado’s long-term commitment to provide paediatric care to the Colorado Springs community.

The hospital will be built with an investment of $110m on the UCHealth Memorial Hospital North campus in Briargate, according to the Gazette.

Construction on the facility is scheduled to start in the autumn of 2015-16 and is expected to open in 2018.

"The ability Children’s Hospital Colorado has to create a dedicated culture that puts the child and family at the centre of all care is priceless."

The new 170,000ft² will feature up to 100 inpatient beds, an emergency room, NICU, operating rooms and paediatric intensive care units.

It will also include paediatric specific design elements to create a healing environment, provide the latest in telehealth technologies to deliver health-related services and information.

Children’s Colorado president Jena Hausmann said: "As important as the new healing environment that pulls all these services together for kids and only kids, I can’t emphasize more highly the value of the exceptional people who make up our team of dedicated paediatric experts.

"Their passion and purpose equals or exceeds their professional training and expertise. The ability Children’s Hospital Colorado has to create a dedicated culture that puts the child and family at the centre of all care is priceless. "

The new facility will be served by more than 500 team members, including nearly 40 physician/provider specialists from Children’s Colorado who live and work in the community.

By expanding on its current capabilities in southern Colorado, Children’s Colorado will improve its ability to partner with primary care and other community providers to deliver high-quality care to children and adolescents throughout the community.

Children’s Colorado has a paediatric specialty outpatient clinic at Briargate and Printers Park Therapy Care, as well as Pueblo Therapy Care.

Children’s Colorado southern Colorado regional vice-president Greg Raymond said: "Children’s Colorado is proud of the commitment we have made to raise the level of paediatric care in southern Colorado through expanded facilities and services and the recruitment of top paediatric specialists, nurses and other caregivers.

"The new hospital significantly expands our commitment to this growing community."

Image: A rendering shows an interior shot of the new Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire / Children’s Hospital Colorado.