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What We're Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus

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

In spring 2013 UCH completed construction of its new 12-story inpatient tower, which adds more than 734,000 square feet of space. 

The new building more than doubles the size of our Emergency Department, adds an additional 144 beds (with space to add 132 more at a later date), and features a rooftop helipad for transporting emergency patients.

See a floor-by-floor diagram.

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI) Expansion

The RMLEI expansion project will more than double the size of the current clinical space.

The five-story expansion will:

  • Add 87,000 square feet – 47,000 square feet of new finished space and 40,000 of shell space
  • Provide a surgery suite with three eye operating rooms and a sterile processing department
  • Provide additional exam rooms
  • Add a large optical shop
  • Include research facilities

The construction will require that the current main entrance to RMLEI be closed and that the roadway to the entrance be rerouted until the project is complete.

The parking lot in front of RMLEI will also be closed during construction.

Construction is expected to be completed in late summer 2014.

Patient Changes: RMLEI Expansion

View/download this map for patient entrance, drop-off, and parking locations during the RMLEI expansion.

Post-expansion Rendering

 Rendering of RMLEI after expansion