Centura Health Announces Phase One of its $23.6 Million Castle Rock Medical Campus
Establishing Itself as Castle Rocks Health Expert and Health Care Partner
CREATING SYSTEMS OF CARE IN CASTLE ROCK:
Slated to break ground in summer 2010, the first of two-phases include a new facility that will boast a state-of-the-art emergency department open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, providing emergency care for everything from fevers to bumps and bruises, and major medical events.
The emergency department will be staffed by board certified emergency physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency care and will offer the same resources as a hospitals main emergency department including: laboratory services; radiology and CAT scan.
Ten percent of patients are admitted into the hospital following an emergency department visit. If a patient is in need of an additional level of care, they will be transferred to another hospital in the Centura Health network.
In 2007, the faith-based, non-profit hospital and health care provider purchased 50 acres in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock on the northeast corner of Meadows Parkway and Prairie Hawk Drive.
The Meadows, a planned community, borders to the west and includes a town center and various residential units, with convenient access provided by I-25.
With 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services, Centura Health will be able to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care to Castle Rock and across the state.
Funding for the $23.6 million project is provided by Adventist Health System.
CASTLE ROCK RESEARCH INITIATIVE:
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Castle Rocks general physical and mental health exceeds Colorados averages, yet there are higher incidents of breast cancer, prostate cancer and stroke.
As of 2009, the population in Castle Rock was 42,447 people, with families (non-single residences) representing 76.7 percent of the population, giving Castle Rock a higher than average concentration of families.
Since 2000, Castle Rock has had a population growth of 96.21 percent.
Approximately 65 percent of Castle Rock residents are under the age of 44, with only seven percent above the age of 65.
In February 2010, Centura Health will engage residents, physicians, community leaders and major employers to identify local hospital services, market challenges and community health care preferences.
Through intensive community research and community collaboration, Centura Health will develop programs that address the current and future needs of the Castle Rock community.
Beginning in 2011, with the addition of the emergency room, imaging center and medical office building, the majority of health needs will be provided directly in the homes, schools, churches, places of work, places of leisure and Centura Health facilities in and around Castle Rock.
As we approach the development of our Castle Rock-focused health services and facilities, we are very excited about the opportunity of being trusted partners for life with the residents of Castle Rock," said Gary Campbell, president and CEO, Centura Health. We would not be able to embark on this project without the strong partnerships and support from local officials, business and civic leaders and the residents. Its our commitment to deliver specialized expertise and quality health care in a facility designed on behalf of the Castle Rock community."
Campbell adds, Through direct linkages to the Centura Health network, the Castle Rock community will have access to the best and most extensive system of health care anywhere in Colorado, but even more importantly, programs and services specifically tailored to the needs of the residents of Castle Rock."
Later this month, well undergo an extensive research project to further engage the community to help us identify local hospital services, and opportunities for us to collaborate and continuously improve the health status of the community," said Brian Moore, administrator of the Centura Health Castle Rock Project.
We look forward to partnering with the Castle Rock community to chart the course for the future of health care in Colorado."
Our partnership with Centura Health is a win-win for the Town of Castle Rock and the region," said Frank Gray, president and CEO of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council. Not only is the project bringing tailor-made health care to our community, it will create numerous primary and secondary jobs for our community and further bolster the areas strong health services sector."
INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:
Gary Campbell, president/CEO of Centura Health
Brian Moore, administrator of the Centura Health Castle Rock Project
About Centura Health
Centura Health is Colorados largest hospital and health care network and we are charting the course for the future of health care. Approximately 13,000 of the health care industrys best and brightest deliver advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight For Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Our strength lies in our ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.
About The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock
An extension of historic downtown Castle Rock, The Meadows master-planned community sits lightly on the land with some of the most stunning views of ridgelines and vistas in Colorado. The community offers 1,100 acres of public land including parks, schools, open spaces and more than 24 miles of trails, including over 7 miles of natural trails. The Out West" experience that comes from being nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is balanced by being only a short commute from the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver. Seven homebuilders offer new homes ranging in price from the mid $100,000s to the mid $500,000s. For more information about The Meadows, visit www.MeadowsCastleRock.com.