Aurora, Colo. – UCHealth is excited to bring a new hospital to Longmont, providing a higher level of care, close to home, for patients.
The new hospital will provide 50-75 inpatient beds, an intensive care unit, operating rooms and an emergency department. Advanced cardiology services and a birth center also will be offered.
“Longmont and Boulder County are growing rapidly, and we’re proud to bring a new hospital to the area to serve patients,” said UCHealth President and CEO Elizabeth Concordia. “We’re extending the proud tradition of the Longmont Clinic and putting their patients first. This new medical center will provide the highest quality of care while also ensuring an excellent patient experience.”
The new hospital is expected to boost the Longmont economy by providing approximately 500 construction jobs. Once completed, the hospital will provide over 200 new, permanent jobs.
“As a physician who has cared for patients in northern Colorado for 25 years, I’m excited that this new hospital will enable us to bring advanced care close to home for patients in Longmont and Boulder County,” said Dr. Bill Neff, UCHealth chief medical officer. “I know our patients will appreciate the convenience of a brand new facility while also having access to the specialized care available within the UCHealth system.”
UCHealth expects to break ground on the $100-$125 million facility in 2015 with a projected grand opening in late 2016 or early 2017.
UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. University of Colorado Health combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.
About Longmont Clinic
Longmont Clinic is one of the oldest and most comprehensive medical centers in the Boulder/Longmont/Northern Colorado region — long known for its great doctors and exceptional care. In 2004, the clinic opened Carbon Valley Medical Center in Firestone, bringing a tradition of excellence and superior patient care to the growing and thriving Tri-Town communities. In January, Longmont Clinic officially joined UCHealth.