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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 have begun the complex renovation of our existing hospital facility. The overall Capital Improvement Project is a multi-phase, approximately $30 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 grant funding agencies.

This Capital Improvement Project, which reorganizes 43,000 square feet, replaces the majority of the patient care spaces at the hospital. We have been working diligently through some behind-the-scenes infrastructure improvements throughout the facility which includes HVAC, cooling towers, air handlers and electrical and mechanical systems. These infrastructure improvements should be completed by late Fall of this year. We have also relocated departments and personnel to new spaces around the campus to prepare for abatement and, ultimately, demolition of the Southeast Wing of the Hospital. The Southeast Wing of the hospital was recently home to offices and ancillary services. It is important to note that until the facility remodel is complete, access to the Southeast Wing is restricted.

As we continue through the Fall and Winter of this 18-24 month project, we will be working on the following:
~ Demolition of Southeast Wing of the Hospital
~ New Emergency Department
~ New Imaging Center (Radiology)
~ New Patient Care Unit (PCU)

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