DENVER – JE Dunn Construction, a commercial general contractor, in partnership with UCHealth and BSA LifeStructures, broke ground on July 10, to begin building the new UCHealth Greeley Campus which will include a hospital and medical center. Numerous UCHealth executives, medical professionals, and City of Greeley officials attended the ceremony.
The west Greeley campus has an expected completion of late 2018 for both the hospital and medical center and a total estimated project cost of $185 million; $135 million for the hospital and $50 million for the medical center.
Marilyn Schock, president of the UCHealth Greeley Hospital, said the campus will be a “state-of- the-art facility” and UCHealth is “very excited to bring this facility to Greeley.” The hospital is approximately 153,00- square-feet and consists of 53 beds with room for future expansion. The UCHealth Medical Center is approximately 112,000-square-feet consisting of 192 exam rooms with room for future expansion.
One of the goals of the Greeley Campus is to provide “convenient and exceptional care to patients,” says said Dr. Daniel Zenk, an internal medicine physician at UCHealth. The medical center on the new campus is a way to consolidate services that are provided elsewhere in the Greeley area, which “provides a level of care we haven’t had before,” said Zenk.
Dick Monfort, the chairman of UCHealth’s board of directors said the Greeley Campus is an important project for the health care system because it’s bringing advanced care closer to home for people who live in Greeley and Weld County. “Our biggest goal right now as a system is to spread our wings and give northern Colorado and Highlands Ranch and Longmont an opportunity to hook into what we think is the best health system in the country,” he said.
The new campus is more than providing exceptional and affordable healthcare to the Greeley area, it’s also bringing construction and healthcare jobs to the region. “We appreciate the jobs presented through this project,” said Greeley mayor Tom Norton. Construction on the campus alone is expected to generate approximately 500 construction jobs. More than 300 new, permanent jobs will be created when the hospital opens.
JE Dunn Construction maintains local offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, providing quality construction throughout the Rocky Mountains. The JE Dunn organization remains family-owned, with shared ownership with its employees. With 20 offices in 15 states, JE Dunn strives to be the best client-centered building partner in the United States in its pursuit of building perfection.
Image courtesy of JE Dunn Construction and rendering courtesy of BSA LifeStructures.