New towers, by the numbers

University of Colorado Hospital and The Children’s Hospital are planning major expansions, including two new buildings with hundreds of beds.

These towers are meant to increase the number of patients that can be treated, add jobs to the community, expand training for students and increase revenue for the medical school. Here is a look at the projects

Children's Hospital Tower







Due to open: 2012
Cost: $228
Additional beds: 124
Future beds: 72
Stories: 10
Square feet: 350,000
Additional jobs: 500

"We’re full and needing to increase capacity. The surprise is how quickly we’ve needed to expand." - Jim Shmerling, president and chief executive

UCH Tower








Due to open: 2013
Cost: $400
Additional beds: 144
Future beds: 120-144
Stories: 12
Square feet: 659,000
Additional jobs: 1,000

"UCH has been working near or above capacity since moving our inpatient facilities to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007." – Bruce Schroffel, president and CEO



va-bigAlso, the Veteran’s Administration is moving its healthcare center from Denver to Aurora, where an $800 million, 1.1 million-square-foot project is planned next to the Anschutz Medical Campus. 
The opening is scheduled for 2015. See the construction website >>
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