Saint Francis Health Services has reportedly planned a $100m expansion of its Penrose-Saint Francis Medical Center in northeastern Colorado Springs, US, by the end of 2018.
Penrose-St Francis president Margaret Sabin was quoted by media sources saying: "St Francis Medical Center has well exceeded our expectations since opening in 2008.
"As more people choose us for their healthcare needs, and the population in the northeast part of town continues to increase, it’s imperative we grow as well in order to ensure our community has access to world-class care."
The hospital is likely to develop and open an expanded emergency room in a year and will add space for nine more operating rooms.
The size of St Francis Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit will also be doubled under the expansion project.
Design phase of the project has already been initiated. The project is the first developmental phase under the hospital system’s plan to expand across the Pikes Peak region.
The hospital intends to initiate future projects, which will involve construction of a third campus in west-central Colorado Springs and investment for the Penrose Hospital campus renovation on North Nevada Avenue.
Further details about these two upcoming projects were not revealed.
The medical centre also intends to set up several neighbourhood health centers for which it is awaiting funding approval.
Funding for this $100m expansion is being supported by the centre’s primary sponsor, Catholic Health Initiatives and other community philanthropic investments.