Initial steps for Kremmling’s new medical campus begin

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photo by Kim Cameron | The front view of the administrative offices. The offices were removed earlier this summer with most of the overflow going to The Wellness Center. The structures were fenced earlier this week in preparation for asbestos abatement. Demolition will occur after the asbestos is removed and will be replaced with new medical facility. The new medical facility will house the Emergency Department, Family Practice Clinic and outpatient services such as Laboratory and Imaging Services. The current plans include keeping the trees.
photo by Kim Cameron | The front view of the administrative offices. The offices were removed earlier this summer with most of the overflow going to The Wellness Center. The structures were fenced earlier this week in preparation for asbestos abatement. Demolition will occur after the asbestos is removed and will be replaced with new medical facility. The new medical facility will house the Emergency Department, Family Practice Clinic and outpatient services such as Laboratory and Imaging Services. The current plans include keeping the trees.

The initial steps for Kremmling’s new medical center is underway. The former administrative building was fenced off earlier this week to begin asbestos abatement. The original part of the hospital was originally built in 1933 and had been added-on throughout the years. It has not hS any significant updates since 1976.

The fenced area blocks the emergency entrance on the west side. Tiffany Freitag, Director of Community Relations, explains patients and visitors will now use the main entrance.
The Kremmling Memorial Hospital Board discussed plans for expansion on the property in December of 2018. At that time, discussions included a new structure to replace the administrative building and renovations to the current hospital. Under this plan, there will be a minimal loss for parking, and the helicopter landing area has moved to the airport.

Updates to Granby were also discussed. Granby facility plans allow a smaller expansion to accommodate additional inpatient care and added clinic space. This expansion will allow additional space for specialized care areas and improved organization for patient registration and services.

Costs to update both campuses were estimated to be $16.7 million in December 2018.

Middle Park Health does not have a timeline for the demolition project at this time, but the building could be demolished this year after asbestos removal.

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