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.
St. Francis Hospital Celebrates New Flight for Life Helipad
As St. Francis Hospital’s expansion nears completion, another milestone was achieved as the blessing ceremony for the new Flight for Life helipad took place. In life-saving scenarios, where every minute matters, the rooftop helipad will allow Flight for Life responders to deliver critical patients to the ED utilizing the extended trauma elevators. Learn more about the new Flight for Life helipad here.
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.
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.
RTA Projects Featured in Colorado Construction & Design Magazine SoCo Roundup
We were thrilled to see so many of our projects featured in the latest issue of Colorado Construction and Design Magazine including the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion, the new Pikes Peak Visitor Center, the new East Side Clinic for Pueblo Community Health Center, and the UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. See page 52 of the SoCo report here… https://ccdmag.com/WS2021/index.html
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.