Topping Out ceremony held for Centura St. Francis Hospital – Interquest

On Monday, April 4, Centura Health hosted a topping out ceremony for the St. Francis Hospital – Interquest. The ceremony featured remarks from Brian Erling, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and Peter D. Banko, president & CEO of Centura, as well as a blessing lead by Rev. Dr. Timothy Corbley, I. V. Dei, director of mission and ministry for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

GE Johnson is the general contractor for the 140,000-square-foot orthopedic hospital. St. Francis Hospital – Interquest is a greenfield hospital, situated on 58 acres of land in northern Colorado Springs at the intersection of Interquest Parkway and I-25. The hospital is being constructed as a tilt up structure and currently has the tallest tilt up panel in Colorado and third tallest panel in the United States. Designed by HuntonBrady Architects, the building is shaped as a half-moon radius which required prefabrication efforts.

The facility will house 72 beds to include 10 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 10 specialty-sized operating rooms, a 14-bed emergency department, imaging with computed tomography, and ultrasound. The hospital’s lobby will feature a coffee shop, a restaurant, and a chapel. The hospital is Centura’s third St. Francis campus in Colorado Springs and is planned for completion in spring 2023.

About GE Johnson Construction Company

For more than half a century, GE Johnson Construction Company has been dedicated to enriching our communities by leading and building projects with the best people and ideas. The company embraces the power of ingenuity and trusting relationships, and values integrity, safety, collaboration, and excellence. GE Johnson is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with offices in: Denver and Vail, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Lenexa, Kansas.


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