• 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 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! 

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  • 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. 


  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Saint Francis Medical Center Expansion Site Tour

    We had a great time touring the construction site for the RTA-designed expansion at the St. Francis Medical Center! While this project is under construction we are looking forward to a few opportunities to observe a variety of construction methods and medical department layouts. Yesterday we were able to observe the erection process for precast concrete firsthand and we couldn't be more excited to see the progress of this project! You can read more about the St. Francis Medical Center expansion here.

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  • 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!

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  • Take a virtual tour of St. Francis Medical Center's Total Joint and Spine Center

    RTA Architects and GE Johnson recently completed a 22,000 SF renovation at St. Francis Medical Center. Total Joint and Spine Center was designed to bring a high-end hospitality experience into the hospital environment with a focus on rapid recovery and patient-centered comfort and care.

    Take a virtual tour of the St. Francis Medical Center Total Joint and Spine Center.

    The 33-bed unit features two larger patient suites with extra amenities and higher-end finishes. The rooms include a hotel-like bar with an under-cabinet refrigerator and a feature wall complete with fireplace and large-screen TV. The unit also includes a family room which serves as a retreat for family members and friends while visiting, completing work, or simply relaxing.

    At the heart of the Center is the Ortho Gym. The gym’s high-end equipment is matched with bold color and texture to express an energetic atmosphere. Even corridors act as a therapy circuit, connecting patient rooms with alcove activity stations. Strong goal-orientation is expressed through carpet patterns which transform a standard corridor into progressive benchmarks during therapy.