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What is Children's Hospital Colorado service area and how many children does it serve annually?
Ranked as a top-five children's hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado team of pediatric experts partner with parents and other community organizations to serve over a quarter of a million unique children each year, originating from a total of 50 states and over 25 foreign countries.
Will the new Children's Hospital be a part of Memorial North Hospital or a standalone facility?
It's incredibly exciting to Children's Colorado that we now have the opportunity to extend our reach into Colorado Springs and southern Colorado in a meaningful way.
The new hospital will be adjacent to Memorial North and will share efficiencies such as delivery docks, janitorial and food service, but will be operated independently under its own license. It will include a pediatric emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, operating rooms, and 100 inpatient pediatric beds. Breaking ground for this new hospital will be especially exciting for those patients and families who currently travel great distances to obtain care at a Children’s Colorado facility.
What are benefits in having Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs?
Children’s Hospital Colorado is known as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals – caring for more children, conducting more pediatric research and providing more pediatric specialty education that any other hospital in our region.
Having Children’s Hospital in the Springs means that a record number of Southern Colorado kids will receive the specialized pediatric care they need without having to drive to Denver. This translates to less stress on their families, more time in school for the patients and a reduced financial burden from travel.
What percentage of children in the Pikes Peak region who are Medicaid and Tri-Care beneficiaries will receive care provided by Children's?
As a nonprofit hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado is committed to providing services to all children, regardless of their ability to pay. All children deserve the best possible care, no matter what their family’s financial situation.
What does the future--immediate and long-term--hold for Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs?
In the short-term, Children’s Colorado remains committed to providing top quality pediatric care to children and families in Colorado Springs and the surrounding regions. In addition to building a new hospital, we will be building a comprehensive, community-based, network of care. This means we will be partnering with community organizations, local schools and childcare centers, as well as primary care providers, to improve the health and wellness of all children in the region. The launch of this effort will commence in early 2016 after we complete a community health needs assessment, which is currently in progress.
In the long-term, it is our utmost hope that our new hospital will be a cherished community asset that all kids, regardless of their provider affiliation, will benefit from. We are honored to care for the children of Southern Colorado and for the opportunity to serve this community for generations to come.