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SCL Health, Emerus and Duke Realty Expanding Healthcare Options in the Denver Area

Denver, CO – SCL Health System, a faith-based nonprofit, and Emerus, a national provider of medical care, formed a joint venture to build and manage four new freestanding inpatient community hospitals in the Denver area.

All are being developed by Duke Realty, an Indianapolis-based commercial real estate developer. The 37,080-square-foot SCL-Emerus Health Community Hospital at 6500 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster opened late last year, and the 37,080 SF SCL-Emerus Health Community Hospital at 8515 West Coal Mine Ave. in Littleton opened this month.

The development team also is developing two other hospitals in the Denver area: a 37,080 SF facility in Aurora and a 55,000 SF hospital in Northglenn. Both hospitals are expected to open late this summer.

Officials from SCL and Emerus said these new hospitals are smaller than typical hospital campuses but offer the same type of healthcare services that are found in larger hospitals. This includes emergency medical care, labor and delivery services, inpatient care, a wide range of surgical procedures, and other comprehensive services. Each location also offers an on-site laboratory and radiology services.

“These new facilities are part of our organization’s strategy of bringing healthcare services out into the communities where our patients live and work,” says Michael Slubowski, President and CEO of SCL Health System. “These new facilities give them greater access to the best medical care possible, and right in their own neighborhoods.”

“While we’ve had a successful relationship with Emerus for many years, this is the first time we’ve partnered with SCL Health System,” says Keith Konkoli, Duke Realty Executive Vice President, Healthcare. “This is in line with Duke Realty’s overall strategy of partnering with the highest-quality healthcare providers in the country. We hope to work on many more developments with SCL in the future.”

The general contractor for the four hospitals is the Englewood, Colo., office of Kiewit Building Group, and the architect is the Houston office of PhiloWilke Partnership.

Rendering courtesy of Duke Realty Corporation

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