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When faced with the challenge of finding a new location for their facility, Pikes Peak Hospice was wary of relocating to a hospital. This is because so much of the hospice mission is to provide an environment without any of the connotations, fears, or anxieties that a typical hospital engenders. Hearing their concerns and understanding the significance of their work, RTA took every effort to turn their new space inside Penrose Hospital into a restful and comfortable home.
In fact, creating a home-like environment within the confines of a hospital was the greatest challenge for the design of the hospice center. RTA achieved a sense of familiarity and comfort by using soft lighting, warm colors, and natural materials. Furthermore, because families may spend long periods of time comforting their loved ones at the facility , the team at RTA placed considerable emphasis on the family spaces by integrating distinct areas designed for relaxation, work, and child play.
The renovated Pikes Peak Hospice includes a palliative care room, 15 patient Rooms, a patient spa, family spaces, and collaborative work areas.