Development in east Aurora, Colorado is on pace to add 60,000 residential units in the next five to 10 years representing about 120,000 projected new residents. This week, legacy SCL Health Medical Group, now part of Intermountain Health, broke ground on a massive new medical office building to meet the growing demand for healthcare options in one of the fastest-expanding markets on the Front Range.
“There’s a lot of exciting change happening in this area,” said Mark Korth, president of Intermountain Health’s Peaks Region, which includes all legacy SCL Health facilities in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. “Aurora is expected to add 20% to its population before the decade is through.
“All those people are going to need care,” he added. “We’re going to be there to care for the whole family and the entire community.”
In the next five years Intermountain plans to bring close to 50 additional providers to the east Denver metro area, most of whom will practice in the new medical office building. Located on Gun Club Road near the junction of I-70 and E-470, the building will represent Intermountain and SCL Health's largest care offering in the area with a planned 80,000 square feet of practice space.
The building will house a primary care practice of eight providers along with ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, a full imaging center and seven planned specialty offerings comprising an estimated 20 total providers. The site also sits on 30 total acres of potential development area – meaning there’s room for much more.
“It’s our mission and our promise to deliver comprehensive, high-quality healthcare close to home,” said Christopher Awtrey, MD, MHCDS, MBA, vice president and chief medical officer for legacy SCL Health Medical Group on the Front Range. “This is what that promise looks like in action.”