Longmont, Colo. (May 31, 2022) – Health care providers are now caring for patients at Longmont’s newest health care facility – UCHealth Longs Peak Medical Center.
The new, four-story medical center east of Longs Peak Hospital is home to a number of specialty services, including pulmonary care, women’s care, general surgery and cardiology. Many of these services were previously provided on the third floor of the hospital, and the move will free up patient bed areas to expand inpatient care in the hospital in the future.
“This medical center project has been several years in the making and the result of thorough research into the growing health care needs of the communities we serve,” said Longs Peak Hospital President Lonnie Cramer. “Now with a full-service hospital, an ambulatory surgery center and an outpatient medical center, the Longs Peak Campus is providing comprehensive care for all ages.”
Other outpatient services that are available at the medical center include laboratory services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation and a full range of imaging and breast diagnostics services, including MRI, PET CT, 3D mammography, ultrasound and DEXA bone density scans. In addition, University of Colorado School of Medicine is providing radiation oncology services on the first floor. This suite includes a linear accelerator, which is a device that is used for external beam radiation treatments, and a CT simulation scanner, which allows radiation oncologists to see the areas that need to be targeted and personalize treatments to individual patient needs.
“We are excited to welcome patients into this new medical center that was carefully designed to be a comforting and calming space,” said Donna Lankford, UCHealth Medical Group’s vice president of clinic operations. “The vision for the medical center was to bring diagnostic care and specialty care together in one location to maximize convenience for our patients. We are thrilled this vision is now our reality.”
The facility also features a coffee shop open to patients, visitors and staff. And more is yet to come in upcoming months.
Later this summer, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Longmont, an independent oncology practice that has served the Longmont community for more than 25 years, will be caring for patients from a large space on the third floor of the building. This will include office visits and infusion services.
In the fall, the UCHealth Refractory Depression Clinic, which offers electroconvulsive therapy, medication management and psychotherapy for patients with severe depression and other mental disorders, will be moving from the hospital to the medical center as well.
“At UCHealth, not only are we are focused on delivering excellent care and an exceptional experience to our patients of today, we are also always planning on what we need to do to meet the community’s health care needs tomorrow,” Cramer said. “The medical center will play a big part in helping us care for our growing community for generations to come.”