University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) has unveiled plans to construct a new hospital in Longmont, US, with an investment between $100m and $125m.

The group intends to break ground on the new facility this year, with a projected opening in late 2016 or early 2017.

UCHealth president Elizabeth Concordia said: "Longmont and Boulder County are growing rapidly, and we’re proud to bring a new hospital to the area to serve patients.

"This new medical centre will provide the highest quality of care, while also ensuring an excellent patient experience."

UCHealth’s new hospital will include 75 inpatient beds, an intensive care unit, operating rooms and an emergency department. The facility will also comprise advanced cardiology services and a birth centre, according to UCHealth.

"UCHealth’s new hospital will include 75 inpatient beds, an intensive care unit, operating rooms and an emergency department."

UCHealth chief medical officer Dr Bill Neff said: "As a physician who has cared for patients in northern Colorado for 25 years, I’m excited that this new hospital will enable us to bring advanced care close to home for patients in Longmont and Boulder County."

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"I know our patients will appreciate the convenience of a brand new facility, while also having access to the specialised care available within the UCHealth system."

The new project will create 500 construction jobs and generate 200 permanent jobs once it begins operations.

UCHealth’s other facilities include Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital.