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Springfield Hospital Addition and Renovation

Springfield, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

Southeast Colorado Hospital District is a not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Springfield, Colorado that has served the rural community of Baca County since 1969 with comprehensive health care services to the isolated service area in eastern Colorado. The last addition was the Physicians Medical Clinic facility in 2007. Current challenges include double-occupancy rooms, security issues, and a Rehabilitation Department that is remote from the main campus in the Annex Building and is too small to accommodate the community’s medical needs.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

RTA was selected through a competitive process to design the addition and renovation. After being selected, RTA hosted a community meeting to hear the needs of the citizens and three user group meetings for the staff to give input. These meetings allowed the community members and staff to voice their opinions and ideas while being heard. To get an understanding of the space for renovations, RTA did a LiDAR Scan of the building for a 3D representation of the area.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

Construction will be multi-phased to allow for uninterrupted patient care and to be flexible with the hospital’s project financial/loan determinants:

  • Phase 1 includes the rehabilitation and receiving/loading dock addition, the beginning of patient room renovations, all support staff renovations, and the Emergency Department addition and renovation.
  • Phase 2 will continue renovations to the patient rooms, the kitchen and Dietary department, and a courtyard addition.
  • Phase 3 will finish renovations to the patient rooms and admin/waiting areas as well as a lab expansion and renovation with the addition of a decontamination shower.

The design phases have been completed while USDA funding is being obtained. The duration of construction is intended to last 15 months for both phases.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 22,960 sf
    • Renovation: 16,280 sf
    • New: 6,680 sf
  • Project cost: $12.5M

Design Details

  • Multi-phased renovation and addition in an occupied facility
  • Improved patient and staff safety and efficiency
  • Updated and renovated Patient Care Unit (PCU) with single-occupancy patient rooms
  • Expanded and relocated Rehabilitation Department
  • Expanded receiving/loading dock area
  • Central Utility Plant (CUP) upgrades
  • New Emergency Department (ED) with a separate entry