Front Entry Upon Completion of All Phases
With Phases I and II completed, Aspen Valley Hospital is now focused on the final phases of the Master Facilities Plan, phases III and IV.
Most of Phase III was completed in the fall of 2016, providing us with the new Resnick Family Emergency Department (named after Lynda and Stuart Resnick), surgery suites, and diagnostic imaging. With the completion of Phase III in 2017, a new lab, oncology/infusion services, and additional medical office space will be available.
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Funding of Phases III and IV
Funding sources include philanthropy and hospital resources. A $60 million capital campaign is currently underway, spearheaded by the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation. This funding allocation – like Phase II which also included tax-supported general obligation bonds – does not place an undue burden on any one group of citizens and is consistent with the community’s philanthropic history for hospital construction.
How do Phases III and IV improve the hospital?
Expanding and renovating these primarily outpatient service areas brings multiple benefits to a large portion of the community. Aspen Valley Hospital was originally constructed as an inpatient facility with minimal outpatient services – and those were mostly to support inpatients. As a result, the outpatient areas were quite small, lacked sufficient storage, had small waiting areas, and afforded minimal privacy to patients. Space and design issues prevailed.
With the completion of Phases III, we have been (or will be able to):
- place the helipad on top of the building, enhancing safety for both the flight crew and those on the ground, as well as minimize patient exposure to weather conditions;
- better accommodate emergency admissions by ambulance, including patients in need of hazardous material decontamination, and in the event of a mass casualty event;
- better serve ambulatory emergency patients with a separate, easily identifiable entrance;
- provide privacy and comfort to patients in one of their greatest times of need, during an emergency visit to the hospital;
- enhance patient safety with sufficient space to accommodate multiple pieces of equipment and numerous staff representing various specialties during emergencies and surgeries;
- provide appropriate space for all diagnostic imaging modalities – many of which are new technologies added after the existing hospital was constructed in 1977;
- ensure departmental adjacencies for maximum patient care and efficiency;
- eliminate inappropriate interactions among patients and the general public;
- provide quiet, private space for families dealing with loss;With the completion of Phase IV:
- offer appropriate medical office space to essential specialists from Glenwood Springs and Denver who consult with patients in Aspen on a regular basis;
- register patients and discuss payment and billing in a private setting;
- accommodate additional local medical practices, thus providing a complete health campus addressing a full spectrum of care – prevention, wellness, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
With the completion of Phase IV, we will be able to:
- add additional medical office space for specialists that come from Glenwood Springs or Denver on a weekly or monthly basis;
- enlarge the registration/admissions area, affording privacy to all;
- provide a small "chapel" for those who need a quiet place for prayer, meditation, or family time;
- provide sufficient office space to our fundraising arm, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation.