July/August 2006

Mercy Opens New Hospital in Durango


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A waterfall is part of the Healing Garden at the new Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Colo. Additional features that contribute to the hospital’s healing environment include a walkable labyrinth; a museum-like history wall that chronicles Mercy’s 124-year legacy of care; and an art collection made possible through donations.

The new Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Colo., opened June 27. The 82-bed hospital replaced a facility that provided patient care for 124 years. A dedication celebration held Saturday, June 17, included an open house, flag-raising ceremony and live music. “We’re excited to continue Mercy’s legacy of care in a new building where we can provide a better healing environment and will have room to grow,” said Kirk Dignum, president and chief executive officer of Mercy. Mercy Regional Medical Center, designed as a “healing environment,” features private patient rooms, a healing garden, a labyrinth, a history wall, and advanced technology for medical records, diagnostic imaging and more. For more information, contact David Bruzzese of Mercy at davidbruzzese@mercydurango.org.