Community Hospital Reveals Master Plan For New Building
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Monday the president and CEO of Community Hospital presented the master plan for the new hospital to the Grand Junction City Council.
Hospital officials say they've grown over the years, both in terms of physicians and volume of patients.
They need more room and are eager to move forward with the new facility.
The current building is 90,000 square feet and they're planning for the new one to be around 130,000 square feet.
A new addition to the hospital will be private rooms for all inpatients.
Chris Thomas, president and CEO of Community Hospital, said, "We'll have expanded spaces; we'll have different departments related to each other closer together. Hopefully we will be a lot more efficient going forward, and then with the change in health care, we're moving to such an outpatient-based organization. We'll be able to design the facility to really meet those needs."
Thomas says they're hoping for completion between fall of 2014 and summer of 2015.
Some tasks ahead include widening G Road and tackling infrastructure issues, including sewers and wastewater.
Another positive impact of the new building will be job creation during construction.