RTA Interns and New Staff Members Visit St. Francis Medical Center Expansion
Interns Jordan Pollart and Kylie Engel and newest staff member Emerging Professional Ben Hearn recently had the opportunity to visit the IMCU-CCU expansion at St. Francis Medical Center. One of the highlights of their trip was the view from the helipad. It’s easy to see why!
Read more about this important 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.
Photo Tour of UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
The photo tour of the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Centerwas just published at Healthcare Snapshots! Learn more about how this one-of-a-kind facility promotes synergies between UCCS academics and Centura Health sports medicine clinical treatment. It also supports treatment and training for first responders and athletes and active individuals with physical disabilities including para-athletes and wounded military veterans.
William J. Hybl Center is "First of it's kind"
The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at UCCS continues to make news! Check out the article in Building Design and Construction Magazine which highlights some of the features of this unique, multi-disciplinary facility.
The article notes the unique integration of collision spaces and multi-partner integration make the center "a first-of-its-kind facility".
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.
Newly Published Photo Tour of St. Francis Medical Center
The coverage of the relocation and expansion of the Emergency Department at St. Francis Medical Center continues! Visit Healthcare Snapshots for a photo tour of this great project. https://healthcaresnapshots.com/projects/7378/st-francis-medical-center-emergency-department-relocation-expansion/
UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Construction Nears Completion
The innovative and highly anticipated William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center is nearing completion at UCCS. Two of the four floors have received their final quality review by the design team, and the parking lot and sidewalks are being finished. Centura and UCCS will move equipment into the building mid to late May. The clinic is anticipated to open soon and will be occupied by UCCS students in the fall.
Photo Tour of St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department Featured in Healthcare Design
The St. Francis Medical Center, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services continues to make news! Check out Healthcare Design’s photo tour of the relocated and expanded Emergency Department.
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 Recognized by AGC Colorado
Congratulations to our our amazing A/E and construction team for winning the Bronze ACE Award from AGC Colorado for the St. Francis Medical Center expansion! This challenging complex project expanded the Emergency Department while improving its efficiency, expanded the Level III NICU, and added four new Operating Rooms. It was one of the first projects in Colorado to utilize Integrated Project Delivery with a multi-party agreement and came in 56 days ahead of schedule and 2% below the target cost. See page 72 of this month’s Colorado Construction & Design Magazine.
Pikes Peak Summit Complex and Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Featured at AGC Southern Happy Hour & Project Spotlight
RTA was proud to be a sponsor for recent AGC Happy Hour & Project Spotlight that highlighted the progress of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex and UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center projects and some of the cutting-edge technology being used in the construction processes. Thank you to JE Dunn, GE Johnson, Centura Health, and UCCS for their presentations and to everyone who attended!
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!
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Featured in UCCS Faculty Speaker Series
Our thanks to UCCS Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving for featuring the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center as part of their Faculty Speaker Series. This week Matt Vineyard, Sr. Project Manager at JE Dunn and Dr. Steve Johnson, Professor, Clinical Practice Track, Human Physiology & Nutrition gave a presentation on the progress of this great project. We love it when our clients and their builder take ownership of our design! Read more about the Hybl project here.
NICU Design at St. Francis Medical Center Featured in Medical Construction and Design Magazine
The title of this article, “A Labor of Love”, really says it all. Read more in the Sept/Oct issue of Medical Construction & Design Magazine about how the move to Family Integrated Care drove the design of the renovated and expanded Level III NICU at the St. Francis Medical Center.
UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Tops Out
It was a beautiful day to celebrate with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, JE Dunn Construction, and Centura Health as the last structural beam of the new RTA and HOK-designed William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center was put in place. This marks the halfway point for this City for Champions project!
St. Francis Medical Center NICU Expansion Video
Join us for a look at how the new RTA-designed NICU at the St. Francis Medical Center fully integrates families into the NICU environment and makes families central to their new baby’s journey.
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Construction Progress
So much progress is being made at UCCS’ William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center! With foundations wrapping up this week, and steel erection underway, it won’t be long until this City for Champions project is complete.
The RTA-Designed NICU at the St. Francis Medical Center Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine
The RTA-designed St. Francis Medical Center NICU expansion was featured in the April issue of Healthcare Design Magazine! With 25 new private rooms, an outdoor balcony, and a wellness garden, the expanded facility is already making a big impact on the way Colorado Springs is caring for the smallest of patients. View the full article here.
The "Game Changing" UCCS Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
We are delighted to be supporting the growth of Colorado Springs as both citizens and designers as Architect of Record of the Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center! Read more about this exciting addition to the City for Champions here courtesy of Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.
Standing Room Only at the UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Groundbreaking
It was standing-room only at the groundbreaking celebration for the new William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at UCCS that is poised to transform education, research, and healthcare for athletes of all levels, active individuals with disabilities, elite military, and first responders. We were thrilled to celebrate this milestone with the university and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Centura Health, and our design-build partners HOK Architects and JE Dunn Construction. Visit our page for more updates on this great project!
IPD Process for St. Francis Medical Center Expansion Highlighted in Healthcare Design Magazine
RTA's work on the NICU/ED/OR expansion at the St. Francis Medical Center is one of the few IPD projects with a multi-party agreement in the state of Colorado. RTA Principal John Hoelscher, AIA discusses some of the key differences between an integrated team approach, or "IPD light," and a true multiparty agreement as well as some of our project team's lessons learned in the September issue of Healthcare Design magazine.
RTA Celebrates the Opening of the Expanded NICU at St. Francis Medical Center
We recently attended the ribbon cutting for the St. Francis Medical Center NICU. With 25 new beds, an outdoor balcony, and a wellness garden, the new facility will be able to provide family integrated care for Colorado Springs' smallest patients. Read more about this project here.
Birds-Eye View of St. Francis Medical Center Expansion
It was a beautiful morning for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Flight for Life crew to capture the progress on the St. Francis Medical Center NICU/ED/OR addition. Thanks for the great birds-eye view!
RTA and GE Johnson Celebrate Topping Out of St Francis Medical Center Expansion
Thanks to a collaborative team and a lot of hard work by our partner GE Johnson Construction, the topping out ceremony for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was a wonderful reason to celebrate! This 168,580 SF addition will house an expanded Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and new operating rooms. Read more about this transformative project here.
Multi-Party Integrated Project Delivery Offering Real Benefits to the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion
Penrose-St. Francis Health Systems recently broke ground on one of the few true IPD projects in Colorado using a multi-party agreement. RTA Principal John Hoelscher, AIA discusses how the team is delivering benefits beyond the norm to the project owner because of the demanding structure of a true IPD agreement in this week's ENR Mountain States and April's Daily Journal.
Penrose-St. Francis Breaks Ground on NICU/ED/OR Expansion
Penrose St. Francis Health Services celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 168,000 sf addition to the RTA-designed St. Francis Medical Center. This $102 million project - in conjunction with GE Johnson, Centura Health, and other project partners - will increase the number of beds in the Emergency Department and NICU as well as provide additional new operating rooms to meet the needs of our ever-growing community. The four-story addition and new garden level will feature covered parking, an emergency medicine lounge, a wellness garden, and shell space for future expansion. Continue to visit our website to stay up to date on the progress of this exciting project!