UCHealth to add emergency capacity to Longs Peak Hospital, begins medical office construction nearby

LONGMONT — UCHealth is kicking off construction on additional intensive-care and emergency room space at its Longs Peak Hospital location and announced updated plans for a four-story nearby medical office.

The health-care system said Thursday that the Longmont-based hospital will get an additional six intensive-care unit rooms and an additional trauma room within the emergency department. Those projects are expected to be ready for use early next year.

Those additions come as the hospital saw a near doubling of emergency room volumes in the past three years, from just more than 11,100 in fiscal year 2018 to just less than 21,600 in the most recent fiscal year.

“This expansion will enable us to offer that exceptional care to even more patients and to save more lives in the future,” said Longs Peak emergency department medical director Devin Rickett in a statement.

The additional ICU and trauma room spaces were included in the original construction of the hospital and do not lead through the existing care areas.

UCHealth is also beginning construction on a four-story, 100,000-square-foot outpatient building adjacent to the hospital. The system plans to move several offices out of the hospital’s third floor and into the new building upon completion in 2022 to make room for more inpatient capacity.

BizWest previously reported that the initial plans for the outpatient medical center called for three stories and just less than 80,000 square feet.

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LONGMONT — UCHealth is kicking off construction on additional intensive-care and emergency room space at its Longs Peak Hospital location and announced updated plans for a four-story nearby medical office.

The health-care system said Thursday that the Longmont-based hospital will get an additional six intensive-care unit rooms and an additional trauma room within the emergency department. Those projects are expected to be ready for use early next year.

Those additions come as the hospital saw a near doubling of emergency room volumes in the past three years, from just more than 11,100 in fiscal year 2018 to just less than 21,600 in the most recent fiscal year.

“This expansion will enable us to offer that exceptional care to even more patients and to save more lives in the future,” said Longs Peak emergency department medical director Devin Rickett in a statement.

The additional ICU and trauma room spaces were included in the original construction of the hospital and do not lead through the existing care areas.

UCHealth is also beginning construction on a four-story, 100,000-square-foot outpatient building adjacent to the hospital. The system plans to move several offices out of the hospital’s third floor and into the new building upon completion in 2022 to make room for more inpatient capacity.

BizWest previously reported that the initial plans for the outpatient medical center called for three stories and just less than 80,000 square feet.

© 2020 BizWest Media LLC