Phase II Progress
Phase II, the most critical of the four phase project as it consists of 60% of the entire renovation, is currently underway. Construction on Phase II is anticipated to wrap up in about a month, with the new space turning over for patient care this fall.
Excavation and foundation work has been completed in order to accommodate the expansion into the courtyard between the existing Emergency Department and the Medical Office Building.
New structural steel posts and beams have been brought in to form the new ambulatory patient entrance. Outside, a new ambulatory patient entrance and vestibule are being added.
Look below to see more of these exciting changes!
The waiting area features large windows, a fireplace, storage cubbies for ski helmets and boots, and will connect to the hallway between the Medical Office Building and the hospital via a short hallway.
Admissions staff will have a wide view of the space, with the waiting area to their left, the walk-in patient entrance directly in front of them, and the security office to their right.
Down the hall from the waiting room, UCHealth SportsMed Clinic has dedicated therapy space to assist patients with non-surgical orthopedic injuries as well as mobility and safety screenings prior to discharge. Emergency department office space is to the left.
Gone are the days of curtains separating patients. New private patient rooms are taking shape quickly, offering increased privacy and a better patient experience. This row of private patient rooms includes a room and private bathroom for YVMC’s sexual assault response team to better care for patients.
The care team space will include areas for nursing, physicians and admissions staff. It will also provide a dedicated area for pharmacists to prepare medications as necessary.
Progress continues on the exterior of the department, with significant site work taking place. Brick is almost complete on the exterior of the building. Construction fencing has been adjusted to accommodate additional foundation installation.
Get a 360 degree tour of what these changes will look like once completed!