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Colorado Owner of the Year

Centura Health is expanding the state’s largest health-care system

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...Hospital, which opened five years ago, says Centura is moving ahead with phase one at Castle Rock, a $23.6-million, 20,000-sq-ft, 24/7 emergency and outpatient imaging department. He adds that Centura is currently seeking a partner for an accompanying medical office building.

The St. Francis Medical Center project in Colorado Springs created a full-service hospital for the fast-growing northeast quadrant of the city.
Photo: LaCasse Photography
The St. Francis Medical Center project in Colorado Springs created a full-service hospital for the fast-growing northeast quadrant of the city.
Parker Adventist Hospital is undergoing a $76-million expansion that will boost the facility’s capacity to 160 beds and increase its size by 62%.
Photo: G.E. Johnson Construction Co.
Parker Adventist Hospital is undergoing a $76-million expansion that will boost the facility’s capacity to 160 beds and increase its size by 62%.
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Services will likely include outpatient imaging such as X-ray, ultrasound and MRI services.

“We are on an aggressive schedule that should put us in the ground by late summer with a fourth quarter 2011 opening,” Moore says. “No budget timeline has been set for phase two, a hospital building, but we are working on the master-site plan and will begin seeking funds during the first half of 2011.”

Moore says that at the present time, “We are simply positioning buildings and have yet to specify any design parameters. One unknown is whether the new hospital will draw patients from areas south and east of the city that lie outside of Castle Rock zip codes.”

Growth in Parker

Meanwhile, Parker Adventist Hospital, a $108-million, 56-bed facility that grew to 100 beds after only two years, is undergoing a major expansion that will eventually increase capacity to 160 beds. Moore manages both the medical campus and expansion activities at Parker Adventist, which began in January 2009.

Parker Adventist opened phase one, a 30,000-sq-ft addition, in April. The addition includes five new operating rooms and 10 new obstetrics beds. G.E. Johnson is the general contractor.

Steel is currently being erected on the new patient wing. Thirty patient rooms are expected to open in the first half of 2011. The foundation is cast-in-place concrete with a cultured stone and stucco exterior. A similar structural configuration and exterior finish has been used on most of Centura’s recent projects.

The $76-million project increases the size of Parker Adventist by 62%, from 210,000 sq ft to 340,000 sq ft. Both the Castle Rock and Parker projects are owned by the Adventist Health System, with whom Centura shares a joint operating agreement. Adventist Health is a Florida-based nonprofit operating 37 hospitals in 10 states, four of which—Avista, Littleton, Parker and Porter—are part of Centura Health.

Centura also partners with Denver’s Catholic Health Initiatives.

Flight for Life, the nation’s first air-medical program—in continuous service since 1971—links the Centura Health network to trauma victims, wherever they might be.

It owns helicopter bases at Summit Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital Central, St. Francis Medical Center and St. Mary-Corwin. Flight for Life operates four helicopters, four critical-care ground-transport units and two fixed-wing aircraft based at Centennial Airport.

Two helipads will serve Flight for Life at the new St. Anthony Medical Campus, which will eventually provide hangar space for flight crews and maintenance personnel.

 

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