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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 $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.

This Capital Improvement Project - which expands and reorganizes approximately 31,000 square feet - replaces the majority of the patient care spaces at the hospital. We have completed some behind-the-scenes infrastructure improvements throughout the facility to prepare for the major work we are about to undertake; including HVAC, cooling towers, air handlers and electrical and mechanical systems. We have also partially redesigned the hospital lobby by replacing the flooring with new carpeting, updating the paint and installing new furniture. And, our latest news includes the celebration for both the demolition of the Southeast Wing of the hospital (once home to offices and ancillary services) and the official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new structure. It is important to note that until the facility remodel project is complete, access to the entire Southeast Wing of the campus is restricted. As we continue to move forward with this major renovation, our goals for the project remain as follows:

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