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Healthcare

World-class healthcare facilities to serve the Rocky Mountain West.

Metro Denver serves as the regional medical center of the Rocky Mountain West. The area is home to major hospitals and research centers providing care in virtually every major healthcare specialty, including emergency/trauma, respiratory, pediatrics, orthopedics/rehabilitation, cancer, neurology, and cardiology. This high demand for healthcare services has resulted in the expansion and construction of several new facilities throughout the region.

Fitzsimons Life Science District

The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora is undergoing redevelopment into the 578-acre Fitzsimons Life Science District, the nation’s largest scientific and medical-related redevelopment project. Fitzsimons includes the 170-acre Colorado Science + Technology Park. Modeled after three successful research parks on the east coast, the Park provides opportunities, equipment, facilities, and resources for early-stage and startup research-oriented biotechnology, drug, and medical device development. Established companies can utilize the full-range of resources to operate and grow.

Adjacent to Fitzsimons is the 227-acre Anschutz Medical Campus, which offers administrative and teaching functions, as well as clinical and research programs. The Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers and is the heart of an active complex of laboratories, clinics, hospitals, classrooms, and offices. New facilities at the campus include:

  • University of Colorado Denver  - The initial phase of the the University of Colorado Denver's $1.4 billion move to the Anschutz Medical Campus, including relocation of all teaching, clinical, and research programs, completed in 2007. The University of Colorado Denver is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers.

  • University of Colorado Hospital – The University of Colorado Hospital, a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, opened its new $644 million, 820,000-square-foot facility at the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007.

  • The Children’s Hospital - Located on 48 acres, the new $458 million state-of-the-art hospital, with 1.4 million square feet, opened in 2007.

  • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Hospital – The country’s newest $1.1 billion veteran’s hospital broke ground in August 2009 and will open at the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2013.

Nationally recognized healthcare facilities

America's Best Hospitals 2009 by U.S. News and World Report:

  • National Jewish Health - Named the nation's top respiratory hospital for the 12th straight year and 19th in pediatric respiratory disorders.
  • Craig Hospital - Englewood: seventh in rehabilitation.
  • The University of Colorado Hospital - Aurora: 12th in respiratory disorders, 15th in kidney disorders, 17th in rehabilitation, 19th in rheumatology, 30th in diabetes and endocrine disorders, and 41st in gynecology.
  • The Children’s Hospital - Aurora: was one of only 10 hospitals nationwide to be ranked in all 10 categories of pediatric specialty care: fifth for digestive disorders and respiratory disorders, eighth for neonatal care and orthopedics, 10th for cancer and diabetes, 18th for cardiac care, 20th for neurology and neurosurgery, 22nd for kidney disorders, and 28th for urology.
  • Poudre Valley Hospital - Fort Collins: 42nd in orthopedics.


New facility construction

  • Centura Health announced it will build a $23.6 million, 40,000-square-foot medical office building and a 20,000-square-foot emergency room and imaging center in Castle Rock.

  • The new HealthONE Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children completed Phase 1 and 2 in October 2009 on the Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center campus.

  • Parker Adventist Hospital announced plans for a $76 million expansion and renovation project. The scheduled completion date for the project is mid-2011. When finished, the expansion is expected to bring 100 new jobs to the hospital.

  • St. Anthony’s Central Hospital is constructing a new $500 million, seven-story hospital with 300 beds at a 45-acre site in Lakewood’s Federal Center. Phase I, an orthopaedic specialty hospital, is scheduled to open in Fall 2010. Phase II, an addition to the main hospital, will be complete by Fall 2011.

  • The new $138 million, 287,301-square-foot Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton opened in July 2007.

  • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Southwest, a new 20,000 square-foot outpatient center, opened in Littleton in 2007.

  • Work is under way on Englewood-based Swedish Medical Center’s $84 million project to upgrade four floors and construct two new units, convert all beds to private patient rooms, and expand the neonatal intensive-care unit. Work will complete in 2011.

  • The Medical Center of Aurora is preparing a new $80 million, 140,000-square-foot tower to include dedicated space for a cardiovascular center of excellence, an expanded ICU, private patient rooms, and additional upgrades.

  • Sky Ridge Medical Center expanded its operating rooms in 2008.

  • Rose Medical Center completed construction of a new founder’s building with medical offices and an ambulatory surgical center, and is expanding its emergency department.

  • Littleton Adventist Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette also completed expansions.


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