UCHealth is set to spend around $119 million to expand its Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Hospital to alleviate the frequency at which the hospital operates at maximum capacity, NBC affiliate KUSA reported July 24.
The existing hospital, which opened four years ago, will receive an additional 31,687 square feet of space on the top floor. Construction plans also include a 194,000-square-foot hospital tower and two new buildings comprising 314,000 square feet. One of the new buildings will be a medical office building with an ASC and imaging center.
Additionally, the project plans for 14 new emergency beds, an expanded outpatient lab, a new electrophysiology lab, expanded oncology and stroke programs and a new spine program, according to the report.
The construction will be completed in phases, and the ASC medical building will begin construction this September. The entire project is expected to be completed at the end of 2025.