St. Francis Hospital Cuts the Ribbon for the IMCU-CCU Expansion at
We have been honored to work with St. Francis Hospital as it expands and renovates its’ campus over the last several years and were so happy to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the fifth floor of the IMCU-CCU Expansion. This floor added 30 patient rooms for the Intermediate Care Unit bringing the total number of beds to 317. Read more about the expansion here.
Touring the St. Francis Hospital Expansion
RTA and St. Francis Hospital (formerly St. Francis Medical Center) began planning the original facility in 2005, and we had the opportunity to take the office on a site tour to visit our most recent project, the Critical Care and Intermediate Care unit Expansion. We started by taking in the amazing views as we stood atop the new Flight for Life helipad! We then visited the 5th and 6th floors that have added 60 patient rooms a new rooftop helipad served by two trauma elevators extended to the roof level.
Read more about the expansion here.
St. Francis Hospital Construction Update
We are back with another update on the construction at St. Francis Hospital! The helipad has been completed, and work on the interior framing, systems and drywall continues. The scaffolding is coming down, and the exterior is nearing completion.
St. Francis Medical Center Construction Update
Construction continues at St. Francis Medical Center's fifth and sixth floor Critical Care and Intermediate Care bed wing addition! The building exterior envelope is framed and sheathed, and windows are being installed. Stucco and roofing are also underway, and interior MEP systems installation and fire proofing are ongoing. Interior framing, interior finishes, and the receiving dock steel framing and decking are all soon to follow.
Be sure to follow us for more updates on this great project as Penrose-St. Francis Health Services continues to expand to serve the healthcare needs of El Paso County.
Five Weeks to Meet a COVID-19 Challenge: High-Performing Design-Build Team Delivers Alternate Care Facility at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
In the latest issue of The Colorado Real Estate Journal's Health Care and Senior Living Quarterly, RTA Principal Paul Reu discusses how the high-performing design-build team of M. A. Mortenson Company and RTA Architects met an unprecedented COVID pandemic challenge and delivered an Alternate Care Facility in just five weeks at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
St. Francis Medical Center ICU-CCU Med Surg Expansion Tops Out
It was a beautiful day to celebrate the topping-out of the ICU-CCU Med Surg Expansion at St. Francis Medical Center. The fifth and sixth floor expansion will provide the hospital with 30 medical-surgical rooms, 30 intensive care unit rooms, and a Flight for Life helipad. We’re proud of our continuing partnership with SFMC to help the hospital support our growing Colorado Springs community.
The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Opens
The UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center has opened its doors for clinical patients!. A few weeks before completion, our staff got to tour this incredible project to view the results of all our hard work.
The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center integrates medical research, performance, instruction, and patient education. Part of the building is dedicated to medical care and sports performance training, overseen by Centura Health. The other half of the building consists of UCCS lecture halls, classrooms, and specialty exercise areas, including a biomechanics lab and altitude chamber. Our staff has been honored to partner with HOK and JE Dunn to bring this City for Champions project to life. The academic side of the facility will finish later this summer in time for the start of UCCS’ academic year.
More information about this project can be found here.
The Transformation of the St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department
The renovated and expanded Emergency Department at St. Francis Medical Center was the topic of a recent article by Principal Paul Reu, AIA in this month's issue of Building Dialogue magazine. Read about the how the transformation has improved the experience for patients and staff here.
UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center Featured in ENR Magazine
This month’s ENR and ENR Mountain States magazines highlight the RTA and HOK-designed William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at UCCS. Currently under construction, it will promote synergies between academics and Centura Health sports-medicine-based clinical treatment. It will also support treating and training for first responders and athletes and active individuals with physical disabilities including para-athletes and wounded military veterans. Read the full article about this one-of-a-kind facility here! https://www.enr.com/articles/48653-sports-medicine-connects-with-higher-education-at-new-uccs-hybl-center.
St. Francis Medical Center Expansion Project Wins ACEC Merit Award
We are excited to announce that the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion project has received yet another award! A Merit Award in Recognition of Building Technical Systems Engineering Consulting was presented to RMH Group from the American Council of Engineering Companies Colorado at their annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Congratulations to the St. Francis project team, and thank you to TheUnfoundDoor for the great pictures!