By Kati Blocker And Kelly Tracer of UCHealth for The Coloradan
Greeley residents will soon be able to access multiple health care services at a health campus to be built on 22 acres southeast of U.S. Highway 34 and 71st Avenue.
UCHealth is building the $185 million campus, which will offer primary and specialty care and a new 53-bed hospital, to create a seamless health care experience for residents of Greeley and surrounding areas.
On the new campus, the first building to be constructed is the UCHealth Greeley Health Center, a 112,000-squarefoot, three-story facility slated to open in late 2017. This medical office building will consolidate many of the services UCHealth currently provides in the community, making care more convenient for patients, according to UCHealth officials.
“UCHealth already serves tens of thousands of patients in the greater Greeley area, including thousands who travel to our other hospitals for care,” said UCHealth President and CEO Elizabeth Concordia. “Our goal is to provide the very best, advanced care close to home, and we’re proud to bring a new hospital and health center to Greeley to better serve our patients and the community.”
The health center will house an urgent care, outpatient services, including primary care, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatric care and many more specialties in addition to offering lab, imaging and pharmacy services.
“As a primary care physician, I refer my patients to specialists when they need an extra level of care,” said Dr. Daniel Zenk, a UCHealth internal medicine physician who has been caring for patients in Greeley for more than 21 years. “But right now, that means I often have to send a patient across town to be cared for by a specialist, and sometimes to another location for additional services, like physical therapy. This new, advanced facility will offer all these services under one roof for UCHealth patients.”