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10/18/2010
Medical center’s name and architect announced

Longmont United Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System made two major announcements today about a medical center they will build at I-25 and Highway 52 in Frederick in southwestern Weld County.

The medical center will be named Indian Peaks Medical Center after a range of mountains called Indian Peaks west of the 70-acre site.

The two healthcare organizations, through their joint venture called Carbon Valley Healthcare Holdings Corporation, also announced the selection of H+L Architecture/Turning Point Healthcare Advisors to provide master campus planning and design services for Indian Peaks Medical Center.

"The name and selection of an architect are significant strides forward in transforming our vision of building a world-class medical center," said Mitchell Carson, LUH president and CEO, and Rulon Stacey, PVHS president and CEO. Carson also serves as the board president for the Carbon Valley Healthcare Holdings Corporation.

The first phase of design and development will focus on an urgent care center of about 20,000 square feet. Research has shown that urgent care is the most critical need for the area, which includes Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, Erie, rural areas, and I-25.

Rob Davidson, H+L president, said the Denver-based architectural firm will strive to achieve the LUH and PVHS goals to develop a medical center that is beautiful, easily accessible and has high-quality facilities that complement the care that will be offered there.

"We're elated to be selected to work with two great regional companies that have a history of providing excellent healthcare services," Davidson said.

Architectural work for the center will immediately begin, he said. Architectural designs are expected to be completed by early 2011 with construction on the urgent care center to begin in spring to early summer 2011.

Meanwhile, the Indian Peaks name was selected from 260 names submitted by 111 persons in a naming contest. The contest was open to residents of the area, as well as LUH and PVHS employees.

Bob Casey, PVHS decision-support coordinator and a PVHS employee for 25 years, submitted the winning name.

Casey, a Boulder native, said he thought the name was "a natural" for the center because of the nearby location of Indian Peaks.

"I looked at those peaks many times as I grew up," said Casey, 53, "and honoring them like this seems most appropriate."

The Indian Peaks name was submitted by two other individuals, but, under the contest rules, the first person to submit the winning name would be the winner. Casey will receive a $500 prize.

"We thank everyone who submitted names," said Carson and Stacey. "The high number of people who participated in the naming contest reflects that the medical center is an important and exciting benefit for the region."

Contact

LUH: Karen Logan, manager of marketing, 303.485.4298
PVHS: Pam Brock, vice president of marketing and strategic planning, 970.237.7003
H+L Architecture: Katherine Dabbs, PR and marketing coordinator, 303.298.4772

More information

PVHS: http://www.pvhs.org

LUH: http://luhcares.org

H+L Architecture: http://hlarch.com

About H+L Architecture

H+L Architecture is a professional services firm comprised of over 75 architects, intern architects, landscape architects, interior designers, LEED Accredited professionals, and administrative staff. The firm has previously worked on projects with LUH and PVHS.

In business for 47 years, H+L Architecture provides functional, creative design with a community vision, while seeking balance between human needs and the protection of our natural environment.

The architectural corporation serves three segments in the Rocky Mountain Region: education: health care: and science and technology. H+L Architecture has offices in Denver and Colorado Springs.

All work on the medical center will be completed out of H+L's Denver office at 1755 Blake Street, Suite 400, and is planned to begin immediately.

Contact H+L

www.hlarch.com
Katherine Dabbs
303.298.4775
kmdabbs@hlarch.com.

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