Coming in 2020: A New Outpatient Medical Center for the People of Denver
As the city’s population grows and the demand for quality health care services increases, Denver Health needs to update its infrastructure and expand its floor space at its downtown campus to meet the future needs of the city.
According to a feasibility study, patient demand will exceed capacity in Denver Health outpatient clinics by 2019.
Denver Health’s new Outpatient Medical Center (OMC) will significantly increase the hospital’s patient capacity to provide outpatient care, meeting the future needs of our growing, vibrant city.
What the Outpatient Medical Center will offer
Once completed, the OMC will centralize numerous services under one 293,000 square foot roof, in an easy-to-access downtown location. It will include a day surgery center, expanded pharmacy, lab services and radiology.
The building will greatly enhance Denver Health’s ability to provide treatment for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It will also be a center for behavioral health, dental and oral health, and offer expanded services for eye exams and physical therapy.
Consolidating these clinics will free up much needed space around the Denver Health campus, allowing the hospital to boost primary care services, increase the number of inpatient psychiatric beds and expand operating rooms.
A two-year project
Close to half of the $157 million cost to build the OMC is coming from a citywide bond measure which was passed by Denver voters last fall.
Demolition of the former Denver Health administration building at 660 Bannock St. began in early 2018 and was completed in the summer of 2018. The new OMC is scheduled to open to patients in 2020.