AURORA, Colo. — SCL Health officially opened its new state-of-the-art satellite emergency center in Aurora on Feb. 23.. The emergency center is the fourth and final medical facility built in a joint venture between SCL Health in Broomfield, Colo., and Emerus Hospitals in Tomball, Texas, with a goal to bring quality health care closer to the surrounding communities. The emergency center is part of the SCL Health Community Hospital in Westminster, Colo.
The architect for this 37,000-square-foot, two-story facility was PhiloWilke Partnership located in Houston. The general contractor on the project was engineering and construction firm Kiewit Building Group of Englewood, Colo. The emergency center was developed by Duke Realty, a commercial real-estate developer in Indianapolis. As a private company, SCL Health declined to release the budget for the project publicly.
The new satellite-facility includes emergency and non-emergency medical care, inpatient care, a wide range of surgical procedures, extensive on-site laboratory and radiology services, and other comprehensive multispecialty services such as on-site diagnostics, CT Scan, x-ray and ultrasound services. The overarching goal of the four-part project is to offer the same type of healthcare services that are typically found on a larger hospital campus but in local suburban locations closer to where people live, according to a statement.
“We are incredibly grateful for the amount of support we’ve received as we introduce these community hospitals into the Colorado market,” said Sean Stricker, regional chief executive officer at Emerus Holdings Inc. “In our experience, patients feel comfort in receiving medical care closer to home, where they can be near their families. This hospital will deliver high-quality, compassionate care to Northglenn residents, right in their neighborhoods.”