Construction has started for renovation of UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, a 303-bed regional medical center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The project team includes The Beck Group, Altus Architectural Studios and Gallun Snow.
The $76.5-million renovation project is scheduled for completion in summer 2023. The renovation includes an estimated 142,000 square feet of space or about one-third of the hospital.
The hospital’s transformation is the latest in a series of upgrades for the nearly century-old facility, ranging from small retrofitting projects and adjustments to significant expansions. The new project focuses on making various improvements to the hospital’s interior and exterior to enhance patient care and experience.
Interior work on the hospital’s first floor will use empty space formerly the emergency department site, which was relocated elsewhere. This will include building a new heart and vascular care clinic and testing area, upgrading surgical, imaging, gastroenterology and pulmonary areas, hallways and relocating the gift and coffee shops and chapel. The floor’s renovation also includes building a larger lobby area with new seating options, a fireplace and an information desk.
The third-floor renovation will refresh the hospital’s birthing center, the women’s care unit and pediatric care areas, patient recovery areas and other spaces, along with adding new equipment. The work will also relocate nurses’ stations.
Plans also call for new signage, a new canopy at the main entrance and a redesigned traffic flow on the south side of the hospital’s campus. These features will make the main entrance more inviting and functional. The exterior renovation also includes the replacement of the building’s exterior walls and windows.