Children’s Colorado, Colorado Springs has announced plans to expand its footprint in Colorado Springs with the addition of:
- A downtown outpatient clinic, to include pediatric specialty care services
- A new therapy location with daytime behavioral health services
- Additional pediatric inpatient beds at its Colorado Springs hospital
- Expanded outpatient specialty services to meet the growing needs of families and the community
The need for pediatric expertise exceeded expectations
“Since opening our hospital in May 2019, we have experienced significant growth and have realized a tremendous need for specialty and hospital-based pediatric expertise beyond even our own expectations,” said Margaret Sabin, president of Children’s Colorado’s southern region. “We are humbled to serve more kids and meet the growing needs of our community, bringing a higher level of care closer to children in an area that was lacking specialized pediatric care.”
Children’s Colorado will open an 8,500 square feet outpatient care location at 421 S. Tejon at the corner of Tejon and Cimarron, projected to be open for patients in late 2020. This location will offer a select number of existing Children’s Colorado outpatient services, to potentially include orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology and diagnostic imaging and audiology services. Outpatient specialty services will be available as well.
Expanded locations are aligned with community need
“While there is a lot of expansion in northern and eastern Colorado Springs, we really wanted to ensure that as we expanded our network of care in Colorado Springs, we looked at areas easily accessible and in need of the pediatric expertise we provide,” said Greg Raymond, Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Colorado’s southern region.
New locations will provide expanded outpatient services
Families will see expanded outpatient services at the Briargate Outpatient Specialty Care location at 4125 Briargate Parkway. Renovations to add 27 exam rooms to the Briargate Outpatient Specialty Care location began earlier this year. These rooms will enable the expansion of many current clinics including the Breathing Institute, gastroenterology, neurology, endocrinology, the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes, and a new pediatric dermatology clinic. Renovations are expected to be completed in mid-2020.
Children’s Colorado also signed a lease for 25,608 square feet at 2375 Telstar Dr. that will house outpatient therapy services, daytime behavioral health services and developmental pediatrics. Therapies offered at Telstar will include audiology, speech and learning; a sports medicine therapy gym; an outdoor playground recreation area; and additional rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapies. Some therapy services at the existing outpatient location in Briargate and all therapies at its Printers Park location, which will close, will move to this new location located off Research Pkwy., a 5-minute drive from the hospital and Briargate Outpatient and Specialty Care location in the Briargate neighborhood. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020.
Providing pediatric behavioral health services is a priority
“Providing behavioral health services and solutions is a priority of ours, and we are dedicated to expanding the offerings available to families and other organizations to supplement existing resources and programs,” Sabin said.
Children’s Colorado also has plans to build-out space in the new 294,000 square foot hospital at 4090 Briargate Pkwy. Previously shelled space will be transformed into 16 additional inpatient pediatric beds. Construction is expected to begin early 2020.
“The volumes we have seen since opening our Colorado Springs hospital have demonstrated the need for more rooms in the hospital and expansions across a variety of locations,” Raymond said. “With our average hospital capacity at approximately 80 percent full, we recognize the continued and growing need for high-level pediatric care, close to home. This four-part expansion exemplifies our strong commitment to realizing child health in southern Colorado.”