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Facility Renovation Project

Our Journey Begins . . . and it starts with YOU!

Working diligently with our Board of Trustees, community stakeholders, architects and engineers, we are in the midst of complex renovations of our existing hospital facility. The overall Capital Improvement Project is a multi-phase, approximately $36 million facility modernization plan which is expected to take three years to complete. Funding for this project comes from several sources including a low-interest USDA loan and other grant funding agencies.

What was once probably difficult for most to envision - a multi-phase expansion and modernization plan of approximately 31,000 square feet; replacing the majority of the patient care spaces at the hospital - is now becoming clearer to see each day. While we continue to complete behind-the-scenes infrastructure improvements for both the existing hospital building and the new one, we are thrilled that the new Southeast Wing of the hospital can be seen, complete with steel structures and concrete foundations. It's taking shape and is exciting that you can now see what will be the new entrance to our Emergency Department! And, you can now see new glass up in the stairwells. We have been very fortunate that construction crews have continued working the project in all kinds of weather to ensure we stay on schedule. While there is plenty more to do before we can move in, as it stands right now, the project is on schedule to be completed by October. Once completed, the new building will house:

New Emergency Department
New Imaging Center (Radiology)
New Patient Care Unit (PCU)

As it relates to funding for this major renovation project, we have successfully secured funding through the USDA; however, we are also pursing alternative funding mechanisms to help ensure we reach our goals.

But, in order to make this project a reality, it takes ALL of us. And so, in addition to seeking out a variety of funding sources for this major renovation project, we humbly ask for your assistance and support in helping us reach our funding goal of $3 million. Please help us make Mt. San Rafael Hospital, not only the very best place to receive high quality patient care, but one of the best places to work and serve the Las Animas County community.

We are excited to have the opportunity to bring this project to fruition, designed with our employees, patients and their utmost care in mind. Should you have questions about our fundraising efforts or options for your participation, contact Kim Lucero, Director of Planning and Development, at (719) 846-8053 or via email at klucero@msrhc.org.

As always, you have my thanks for the continued support of your community hospital.

John Tucker, CEO