RTA joined forces with Mortenson Construction, Cator Ruma, MGA Structural Engineers, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Army Corps of Engineersto design a COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. This project is mobilizing quickly to respond to the needs of the community in the face of the pandemic. By mid-May, just 5 weeks after the project’s award, the facility will provide 120 beds for lower-risk COVID-19 patients. Two floors that were previously vacant are being retrofitted with systems to limit contagion spread among staff and patients, with specially designated decontamination zones and carefully designed patient flow.
This extraordinary project was recently visited by a number of dignitaries, including Major General Michael A. Loh of the Colorado National Guard, the Adjutant General of Colorado, who honored Architect Bill Hrinko and others on the project with the presentation of a challenge coin. Appointed by the Governor of Colorado, General Loh serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. General Loh is responsible for the operation and management of readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the Department, and ensures the training readiness of all personnel to accomplish both state and federal missions. RTA is extremely proud of the opportunity to be a part of this impactful project in the State's mission to combat COVID-19.