What We're Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus
The new inpatient tower at UCH.
As the word spreads about the many top-tier practices at University of Colorado Hospital, more and more patients are choosing us as their health care destination.
As our patient volume expands, we're expanding too. Read about some of our projects below.
New Inpatient Tower
UCH is building a new 12-story inpatient tower that will add more than 734,000 square feet of space.
The new building will more than double the size of our Emergency Department, add an additional 144 beds (with space to add 132 more at a later date), and will feature a rooftop helipad for transporting emergency patients.
See a floor-by-floor diagram.
Work on our new inpatient tower began in early 2011. We expect to open the tower in April 2013.
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion Expansion and Remodel Opened May 2012
The University of Colorado Hospital marked another milestone with the opening of the $20 million Anschutz Cancer Pavilion expansion and renovation on May 14.
The five-story addition adds about 42,000 square feet of new space to the north side of the building. More than 14,000 square feet of existing space was renovated.
Opportunities to treat more patients
The expansion gives us greater opportunities to treat more patients. The project adds new exam and treatment rooms, infusion bays and private infusion rooms. A new radiation treatment vault houses a state-of-the-art linear accelerator, which pinpoints tumors more precisely and improves the ability to destroy tumors of all shapes and sizes while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Many of our providers will move to new offices in the expansion. Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematologic Oncology, BIC, Apheresis, Gastrointestinal, Phase I Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Urologic Oncology patients will see their providers in these new areas beginning May 14.
Volunteers are on hand to direct patients and answer questions. The volunteers also hand out fliers with lists of the providers and the floors where they are located as well as maps showing the new areas. The fliers also will be available at the front desk of the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion lobby.
For more information, call 720-848-0300.
Get a printout of the ACP expansion flyer and maps
Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center
The Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center opened in the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion (AOP) in January 2012.
The specialized radiation technology allows neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to more effectively treat small- to moderate-sized brain tumors both benign and malignant, including acoustic neuromas, with precision-focused Gamma radiation.
The Gamma Knife, which weighs approximately 42,000 pounds, allows for as many as 192 distinct beams of Gamma radiation to converge on a single target, obliterating lesions with pinpoint precision.