Patients, Staff Sign 'Topping Out' Beam at South Campus

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s South Campus is preparing for a ceremonial moment on Dec. 17 to raise the topping-out beam of its new Highlands Ranch hospital.

“We let the kids sit behind the cranes and help the construction workers get it up to the top of the building structure,” Children’s Colorado Vice President Suzy Jaeger said. “It’s very much a Children’s tradition. It really connects all the dots and makes you understand why this kind of stuff is really important. It’s really symbolic of the importance of this community.”

On target to open in December 2013, the hospital will offer in-patient care, a wide range of outpatient services, urgent care, a sports medicine program, four operating rooms, numerous laboratories, imaging and diagnostics. It will also have play areas, short-term sibling care, a family hospitality area, and a healing garden.

Learn more about Children's Colorado's new South Campus.