Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Colorado to open new fa­cil­ity in 2018

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Maria Castel­lucci

Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Colorado, which has a flag­ship hos­pi­tal in Aurora, is plan­ning to open another pe­di­atric hos­pi­tal in north Colorado Springs.

The fa­cil­ity will fill a gap in com­pre­hen­sive pe­di­atric-care ser­vices for res­i­dents of south­ern Colorado and sur­round­ing states.

The $110 mil­lion hos­pi­tal will break ground this win­ter and is ex­pected to open in 2018. The hos­pi­tal will have ap­prox­i­mately 100 pe­di­atric beds, an emer­gency depart­ment, neona­tal and pe­di­atric in­ten­sive-care units and op­er­at­ing rooms.

Ear­lier this year, Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal re­lin­quished its li­cense to op­er­ate within Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Cen­tral in Colorado Springs af­ter a fed­eral and state in­ves­ti­ga­tion found a de­layed trans­fer to a nearby hos­pi­tal fac­tored into the death of a child need­ing neu­ro­surgery.

Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal CEO Jena Haus­mann said the de­ci­sion to open the new hos­pi­tal was not re­lated to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and plans have been in the works for years.

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