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Sky Ridge Medical Center Expanding

Contributed by Sky Ridge Medical Center

Sky Ridge Medical Center will start a $107 million dollar expansion that will add 90 beds, a women’s center, a new medical office building, additional spine/ortho operating rooms, and a parking structure.

“As the first hospital to open in Douglas County, this expansion solidifies our original vision to become a world-class destination center so that residents will rarely need to leave this community for their healthcare needs,” said Maureen Tarrant, CEO of Sky Ridge.

“Sky Ridge has become a flagship healthcare facility,” noted Tarrant. “We are a destination center for spine and orthopedics and are fast becoming the largest women’s hospital in the state.” Sky Ridge is known for its outstanding clinical staff, both hospital healthcare providers and medical staff.

With this expansion, the hospital will not only add more labor and delivery and post-partum rooms, but  grow its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and advance to a Level IIIb level of care (caring for infants at 24 weeks),  add ante-partum rooms for high-risk moms, and open a comprehensive outpatient diagnostic center with integrative therapies.

In addition, the hospital will add four new operating room suites to the Spine and Total Joint Center to meet the growing demand not only of local residents but patients outside Colorado who are seeking exceptional care.

“Not only is this expansion bringing even greater depth and breadth of care to our community, but it will add new jobs to the community,” Tarrant noted.  “Right now we are filling about fifty positions and expect to add another 300 jobs when our project is completed.”

“We are blessed to have an outstanding group of physicians on our campus representing virtually every specialty,” she said.  “Our medical staff is not only committed to providing exemplary quality care and customer service, but they are leading the way in training others in new technology and procedures.  We will be starting several research programs, particularly in orthopedics, that will further solidify our reputation for delivering care beyond expectations.”

The expansion project is expected to break ground in first quarter 2013 and is expected to be completed by summer 2014.|



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