October 2002

Market-based organizations announce expansion and building plans

Several Catholic Health Initiatives market-based organizations have announced plans to expand or relocate their facilities. St. Thomas More Hospital, CaƱon City, Colo., will begin a $14 million expansion next year. The expansion will include a 22,000-square foot building that will house operating suites, an intensive care unit, a respiratory care area, a laboratory and a pharmacy. In addition, a separate 30,000-square foot health and wellness building will be connected to the hospital building and the new surgical building via second-story bridges. Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky., will undertake a $38 million project to replace its current facility with a larger one at a new location. The planned 107,000-square foot hospital will have 52 licensed beds and a 30-acre campus that will include a physician office building. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs will build a five-story, $70 million medical wing on the east side of Penrose Hospital. The new wing will add 10 intensive care unit beds and 36 acute medical surgery beds to the hospital. Two floors of the wing will house medical and administrative offices.