Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Celebrates One Year at South Campus

Children's Hospital Colorado | January 20, 2015

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s South Campus, located in Highlands Ranch, Colo., celebrated its one-year anniversary on Friday, Dec. 19. The 180,000 square-foot facility opened in 2013 and provides the only pediatric urgent care in South Metro Denver staffed by board certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors and nurses.

“We were very excited when the South Campus opened so close to home, and the location continues to provide a great benefit to my family,” said René Garvey, a mother of five whose daughter receives regular treatment at the location. “We’ve greatly reduced our travel time to-and-from the Aurora campus, our youngest children love the onsite child care and, most importantly, we appreciate the staff who are experts at treating kids.”

More than 41,550 outpatient specialty visits in the first year

From December 2013 to November 2014, the South Campus provided more than 41,550 outpatient specialty visits for services including pulmonary, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, neurology and orthopedics, among others.

During this same time period, pediatric experts at the South Campus performed more than 1,516 surgeries. In addition, more than 29,915 outpatient lab tests have been run at the facility, which offers Saturday office hours to accommodate busy family and caregiver schedules.

“Surgeries, invasive procedures and complex radiology tests can be a big cause of stress for children,” said Dr. Tom Majcher, director of anesthesia at Children’s Colorado’s South Campus and resident of South Denver. “Being able to provide these services closer to home – and from a doctor or nurse who may live in your neighborhood – means less travel time and a more familiar environment for the patient and their family, which can help with healing and reduce stress for the whole family.”

Additional features of the one-year-old South Campus include:

  • MRI services with Ambient Experience by Philips (first in Colorado); imaging suite is transformed with projected images, colored lighting and music to reduce anxiety and help children relax 
  • 24/7 Urgent Care with 22 exam rooms
  • 3 operating rooms with private recovery rooms
  • 12 inpatient rooms with sleep accommodations for parents/guardians 
  • 3 overnight sleep study rooms
  • Outpatient lab services; this includes Saturday mornings
  • A comprehensive sports medicine program
  • Creative Play Center with outdoor play area for siblings
  • Multiple child life playrooms
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room
  • Cafeteria/coffee shop and gift shop
  • Sensory Garden

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