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January 16, 2014

Craig Hospital unveils first patient room in new space

You know January is all about new beginnings. Here at Craig we’re in the process of getting a total makeover. We’re updating our appearance to match our quality patient care and world-class staff.

This week, crews finished construction on the first new patient room at Craig. The completion of this room was accelerated so it could be reviewed for any final touches or changes to other rooms. It’s been quite the undertaking (we broke ground on our expansion and renovation in February) and we still have a long way to go (2½ years), but we are so excited to share this brand new space.

When construction is complete, our new patient rooms will all be private. Each patient will have more privacy and space for family interaction and conversations with clinicians. Each room will have a private bath and shower and more natural light (taking advantage of that Colorado sunshine!). Each room will have higher ceilings with more strategically placed patient lift tracks. There will be charging stations in each room for power wheelchairs.

2014-01-17 13.50.34We’re adding 90,000 sq. feet of new space and renovating 135,000 sq. feet of existing space. Other changes include an enclosed campus connecting east and west buildings with a cul-de-sac main entrance and an accessible garden plaza area. Patients and families can enjoy new family dining and bistro areas on each floor and additional lounges throughout the hospital for family gatherings, private conversations, or areas of respite.

We’re also updating our therapeutic space, with a new outpatient clinic, new state-of-the-art aquatic therapy pool, a new space for The PEAK Center at Craig Hospital, as well as updated spaces for staff and storage.

Our 800 employees are anxiously anticipating the big changes we’re undergoing right now. We’re looking out the windows at the construction going on next door and we can’t wait to see what’s next. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated on our progress.

Patients will have more privacy and space for family interaction and conversations with clinicians.
Patients will have more privacy and space for family interaction and conversations with clinicians.
Each room will have a private bath and shower.
Each room will have a private bath and shower.
Rooms will have higher ceilings with more strategically placed patient lift tracks.
Rooms will have higher ceilings with more strategically placed patient lift tracks.
Each room will have more natural light, taking advantage of that Colorado sunshine!
Each room will have more natural light, taking advantage of that Colorado sunshine!

Read more about the project in the most recent issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

Learn more about Redefining ROI: The Campaign for Craig Hospital.