Large Expansion Project Tops Out at UCHealth Memorial Hospital North

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Colorado Springs, CO., February 7, 2018 – Today, GE Johnson team members, hospital staff, project partners, and community representatives celebrated the topping out of a large expansion project at the University of Colorado Health’s Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs. The project has been underway since the late summer of 2016, and has been the center of much excitement on the rapidly growing healthcare campus.

The expansion project will bring a much-needed boost in services at the hospital, and includes the renovation of several thousand square feet of existing tower space within the main facility. The bulk of the project entails a 160,000 square foot addition to the hospital which will realign hospital spaces and programs to continue providing top notch care to the community. Included within the project are acute care and ICU beds, labor and delivery rooms, an expansion of oncology and surgical services, as well as the renovation and expansion of support services including, lab, pharmacy, sterile processing, food and nutrition, imaging, and emergency services.

This expansion project represents the latest partnership between GE Johnson and UCHealth, which includes the recently completed Grandview Hospital, Memorial North Cancer Center, and Harmony Emergency Department in Fort Collins. GE Johnson’s CEO, Jim Johnson, spoke highly of the project and this relationship at the topping out ceremony.

“We can’t thank UCHealth enough for the continued investment they are making in our community,” said Johnson, “I’m grateful to our project partners for their help in making this project a reality.”

To date, the UCHealth Memorial North Expansion has encompassed 811 tons of steel and 7,518 cubic yards of concrete. More than 230,000 cubic yards of dirt were excavated prior to construction, and more than 450 workers have joined the effort, averaging 100 workers on site per day. The project is slated for completion in early 2019.

Dating back several hundred years to Scandinavia, the topping out ceremony marks the placement of the final piece of structural steel and is intended to celebrate the good fortune of the project.