More Projects: Healthcare

Denver Health Peri-operative Patient RoomDenver Health Peri-operative Department Renovation

With 25 percent of all Denver residents receiving their care at this facility, completing this complex, four-phase renovation was no easy task. This project required a CM/GC with industry-best methods for infection control to ensure the work was completed with patient safety as the number one priority. The original facility was built in 1975 and no longer met the growing demands and needs of Denver Health. Saunders Construction endured numerous challenges on this project including: working adjacent to an Operating Suite and above a extremely busy Emergency Department, coordinating and connecting new MEP systems with the old systems, and encountering numerous unforeseen conditions. All of the construction work was completed while the Hospital remained operational. 

Children's Hospital NorthChildren's Hospital Colorado North Campus

Children's Hospital Colorado moved their main campus to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2008 and needed a Northern Denver facility to accommodate families from the northern Front Range. This 47,000-square-foot facility includes an imaging suite (MRI, CT Scan and Radiology), six observation rooms, Orthopedic clinic, Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation space, specialty clinic rooms, a sleep lab, audio booth, urgent care, four Operating rooms, Pre-Op/PACU spaces and supportive spaces. 

Franklin Pavilion

This 369,280-square-foot project takes up an entire city block, just east of the Saint Joseph Hospital, requiring multiple shut downs of public streets and sidewalks for utility tie-ins and public safety. This project included the core/shell of the hospital building. Additionally, Saunders completed two other projects within this facility: Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and the Eating Recovery Center. The cast-in-place concrete, 216,000-square-foot, 630-car, partially underground parking garage is located across the street from Saint Joseph Hospital and the new building is connected to the hospital by a pedestrian bridge.

 The Eating Recovery Center

This 25,000-square-foot tenant finish project includes an inpatient eating disorder treatment facility and support areas for the staff. The Eating Recovery Center features a full service kitchen, dining areas, spa, six patient rooms, therapy and exercise rooms, two nursing stations, and administrative offices. Saunders completed several facilities for Eating Recovery Center throughout the Denver Metropolitan area. 

Lutheran Medical Office Building III

This 63,000-square-foot, two-story medical office building is located on the SCl Lutheran Medical Campus. The brick exterior is accented with composite metal panels. The building provides unobstructed mountain views from its generously sized windows. The interior courtyard has a healing garden and provides tenants with an outdoor gathering area. In addition, to the core and shell construction, the first floor was built out to accommodate Lutheran’s outpatient imaging center.

Lazzara Dental SchoolLazzara Center for Oral & Facial Health

This 95,000-square-foot Center for Oral/Facial Health houses the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (UCSD) at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The UCSD is the only dental school in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain Region. The Center for Oral Health provides clinical education space as well as clinical functions including general dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, surgery, radiology, and pediatric care, geriatric care, and special needs care.

Exempla St. Joseph Hospital Electrical Upgrades

This electrical distribution upgrade project was a ten-phase project. This project was undertaken to centralize the electrical systems, replace equipment that had reached its life expectancy, increase reliability of systems, allow proper maintenance of systems, and increase capacity to meet present and future technology demands and future hospital expansions. The end result is a state of the art electrical distribution and emergency generator system. Scope of work included a new power plant facility, two 20,000 gallon underground fuel storage tanks with fuel oil system, three new generators, new primary automatic throw-over switch to balance two primary power sources, new primary switchgear, and new distribution throughout the operating hospital.This project literally touched every aspect of the hospital at one time or another.