Community Hospital Breaks Ground for New Facility

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday for the Grand Junction Community Hospitals new facility.

After ten years of owning the property location and about three years of working on getting the plan complete, the building is finally a go.

Although they officially broke ground in the ceremony, construction began last week for the new $49 million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The new building will be a four-story, 130,000 square foot hospital.

Among many highlights, an entire floor of it will be dedicated to labor and delivery–projected to deliver between 400 to 500 babies per year.

Other highlights include expansion of their emergency department and urgent care services.

“We think it’s important to have competition. It’s important to have a choice. With this new facility, we’re going to add labor and delivery services. We truly think we’re going to bring new options to the Valley. We think that’s going to improve, and we think it’s going to lower cost to the public,” said Chris Thomas, President & CEO Community Hospital.

Once Community Hospital moves in to the new location, Colorado Mesa University will be moving in to the old one, since they’ve purchased the building to expand their medical services.

The project is expected to take 18 months to complete. They expect to be operational in April 2016.

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