Grand River Hospital District Announces Plans to Build New Medical Facilities in Battlement Mesa

The Grand River Hospital District Board of Directors recently approved plans to begin building a new medical facility in Battlement Mesa later this year. Currently Grand River Hospital District Leases space and operates two facilities in Battlement Mesa, the Battlement Mesa Clinic and the Occupational Health And Safety Center. The new facility will be built on land bought by the District back in 2008 and will be located on the corner of Sipprelle Ave. and Spencer St.. The building will be 35,000 square feet to accommodate for future growth and service lines, and the cost is estimated to be approximately $16,000,000. The new facility will house the Battlement Mesa Clinic, the Occupational Health and Safety Center plus radiology and lab facilities. Grand River plans to break ground later this year.

“We are very pleased to make this announcement” says Grand River Hospital District, CEO Jim Coombs. “Our decision to move forward at this time comes from a series of community meetings held earlier this year. Parachute and Battlement Mesa residents were very vocal about their desire to see a new medical facility for their community. We have been planning to build this facility for years and are thrilled to see it happening”

Lois Kame, Administrative Director of Grand River’s Clinical Services, states “This has been part of our strategic plan for over 5 years and we are very excited that the vision is finally becoming a reality. We are looking forward to providing a modern facility with better access to basic medical care to the communities of Parachute and Battlement Mesa. This will also be an additional benefit to recruit and retain top notch physicians and providers to the area”.

Grand River Hospital District serves Western Garfield County, Colo. in efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Grand River operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center and E Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle and Battlement Mesa Medical Clinic, Grand River Student Health Center and Grand River Health and Safety Center in Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering exceptional local health care and meaningful clinical and community outreach. For more information, please visit www.grhd.org.

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