Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs recently celebrated its “Topping Out” as construction teams hoisted the ceremonial steel beam into place atop the highest part of the structure. The beam – which traveled across southern Colorado collecting signatures – signifies a major construction milestone years in the making for the new 294,000 square foot hospital. Scheduled to open in April 2019, the facility will be the first pediatric-only hospital in Colorado Springs.
“Today marks an exciting milestone that has taken this team years of planning and months of hard work,” said Greg Raymond, regional vice president for Children’s Colorado’s Southern Colorado care system in a press release. “We are deeply honored by the support of this community, and I am so proud of this amazing team – comprised of Children’s Colorado, GE Johnson and so many others – that have had a hand in getting us here today. And as a father of four children who spend a lot of time in our urgent care and physician clinics, I am excited for what today means for children and families in our community: that the specialized inpatient and emergency care they deserve is one step closer to being here.”
According to Children’s Hospital Colorado , the new hospital will a include a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, creative play area for patients’ siblings, a sleep study lab and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Colorado Springs location will also be home to the first pediatric-only operating rooms and emergency department in the region.
“This project marks the third major engagement with Children’s Hospital Colorado over past 15 years for FKP – now FKP | CannonDesign,” said Tim Conroy, Principal, Senior Project Manager. “Over that time, we have developed a relationship as their trusted strategic advisor that can deliver projects within their budgets and aggressive schedules.”