Banner Health, a non-profit health system in Arizona, US, has announced it will build a new hospital on a 28-acre campus at Harmony Road, between Lady Moon Drive and Cinquefoil Lane in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Construction of the hospital is slated to begin on 16 September 2013.

"Banner Health, a non-profit health system in Arizona, US, has announced it will build a new hospital on a 28-acre campus."

The new two-story hospital facility, when completed, will comprise of an emergency department, a 24-bed inpatient unit, delivery rooms, medical imaging, women’s services, surgical services and lab services.

Additionally, the 28-acre campus will include an outpatient clinic and medical office building.

Banner Health obtained regulatory clearances from Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Commission in April 2013.

Banner Health president and CEO Peter S Fine said this new hospital is a foundation of Banner Health’s commitment to serve the increasing needs of Fort Collins, whether through hospital care, clinics or partnerships with insurance companies such as Kaiser Permanente, which now has 10,000 members in northern Colorado.

"We will equip our staff and providers with the same industry-leading technology we provide in all of our facilities so they can deliver evidence-based care quickly, safely and efficiently," Fine added.

The new hospital is anticipated to open in 2015.

Fort Collins hospital will be Banner’s third on the Front Range and the fifth in Colorado. The non-profit health system also owns McKee Medical Centre in Loveland and operates North Colorado Medical Centre in Greeley.

Banner Health manages 24 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centres, outpatient surgery centres and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services and a nursing registry.