UCHealth breaks ground on Grandview Medical Center

Grandview campus to become health hub for advanced orthopedics and sports medicine services
August 21st, 2019

UCHealth broke ground Wednesday on Grandview Medical Center – a 65,000-square-foot medical office building that will house a new orthopedic clinic, a primary care practice with a focus on sports medicine, advanced orthopedic imaging services and an expansive physical therapy clinic and gym.

An artist's rendering of UCHealth Grandview Medical Center
UCHealth is building a new medical center to provide expert orthopedic and sports-medicine care for patients.

The medical center will be built adjacent to Grandview Hospital; when complete, the Grandview campus will be southern Colorado’s first full-service health campus with a focus on sports medicine and orthopedic care. Patients also will benefit from a research affiliation with the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopedics, a partnership that will bring innovative care, clinical trials and the latest treatments to patients in the Pikes Peak region and beyond.

“The addition of the Grandview Medical Center will enable our patients to receive a coordinated, patient-centric experience at a single location that includes primary and specialty care, advanced imaging capabilities and therapy services,” said Andrew Ritchie, chief administrative officer for Grandview Hospital.

“We are also opening an imaging center that will have the latest capabilities, including DEXA scans that measure bone health and bone density,” Ritchie said. “In addition, the center will have a weight-bearing CT machine, a relatively new technology that is important for diagnosing foot and ankle concerns.”

A primary care clinic that features orthopedic experts also will move into the medical center with a specialized focus in osteoporosis, fracture prevention and sports medicine. Traditional primary care offerings also will be available at the clinic.

A photo of Joel Yuhas
Joel Yuhas

“We are excited about this new partnership between our team of specialists at the UCHealth Medical Group Orthopedics Practice and CU Orthopedics. Through our research affiliation and expanding physician investments in orthopedics, UCHealth will be uniquely positioned to offer our community more sophisticated care, closer to home,” said Joel Yuhas, president and CEO of UCHealth Memorial. “More and more residents across southern Colorado are turning to UCHealth for orthopedic care as a trusted provider.  The development of the Grandview campus was a significant investment in our community by bringing world-class sports medicine, orthopedics and rehabilitation to a community that truly needed it.”

The three-story building, scheduled to open in late 2020, also will house a 7,500-square-foot rehabilitation gym, with room to expand as needs dictate.

In addition, with support from the UCHealth Memorial Foundation, UCHealth Grandview Hospital will become a center for robotically-assisted joint replacement surgery with the addition of new technology offering patients additional options for orthopedic care.

UCHealth is partnering with MBRE Healthcare to develop and build the new facility. MBRE specializes in developing and managing health care facilities across the United States.

 

About the author

Cary Vogrin is a media relations specialist for UCHealth. She joined UCHealth in 2015, coordinating media stories and responding to media requests for UCHealth hospitals and clinics in southern Colorado.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Vogrin was a newspaper reporter and editor, having worked at The Fort Dodge Messenger in Fort Dodge, Iowa; The Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California; The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado; and The Gazette in Colorado Springs, where she covered health care.