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Date:5/26/2010

Emergency services double with addition of second inpatient tower

Aurora, Colo. (Vocus) May 26, 2010 -- University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has announced ambitious plans to add a second inpatient tower to meet what has become an enormous demand for its services. At a cost of about $400 million, the project brings more patient beds, more emergency care and more jobs to the Anschutz Medical Campus and the state.

“As the only academic medical center in the Rocky Mountains, our team of specialists and sub-specialists provide unique care for patients with complex health care needs,” said Bruce Schroffel, President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. “Expanding the hospital will allow us to provide that care to more people in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain region.

“University of Colorado Hospital has been working near or above capacity since moving our inpatient facilities to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007,” Schroffel added. “The demand for our services only promises to grow, and expanding the hospital will help us continue to serve a growing patient population.”

The UCH expansion project will consist of a second building dedicated to inpatient and emergency care. The first inpatient building, the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, opened in 2004. UCH moved its remaining inpatient practices from its old site at 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver to the new Aurora campus in June 2007.

The newest building, slated to open in 2013, will immediately add 144 staffed inpatient beds to the hospital’s current capacity of 407, and will include space to add another 120 to 144 beds to meet future demand.

The project will be about 720,000 square feet, some 660,000 square feet wil
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