Children’s Hospital Colorado plans for a new hospital in north Colorado Springs, Colorado, to honor its partnership with UCHealth and Memorial Hospital. The facility, which will be located on the Memorial North campus at the intersection of N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Parkway, is expected to break ground in the winter of 2015-16 and open in 2018.
The 170,000-square-foot facility, which will include an emergency department, up to 100 inpatient pediatric beds, NICU, pediatric intensive care unit and operating rooms, will incorporate pediatric-specific design elements to create a healing environment, provide the newest in telehealth technologies to more effectively deliver health-related services and information and be served by more than 500 team members including our almost 40 physician/provider specialists who live and work in the community.
As contemplated as part of the 2012 unique partnership with the City of Colorado Springs and UCHealth, the new children’s hospital will be adjacent to Memorial Hospital North but operate independently under its own license, with a dedicated entrance and team members who have trained exclusively to care for kids and adolescents. By expanding on its current capabilities in southern Colorado, including the comprehensive pediatric specialty outpatient clinic at Briargate as well as Printers Park Therapy Care and Pueblo Therapy Care – all of which will remain unchanged, Children’s Colorado will greatly enhance its ability to partner with primary care and other community providers to deliver high-quality care to children and adolescents throughout the community.