DENVER-Construction has begun on a $95 million project at 258-bed University Hospital here. It's scheduled for completion in December 1996. A 200,000-square-foot addition will contain 64 intensive-care beds, doubling the number now available at the hospital. The addition also will include 12 replacement operating rooms, a centralized laboratory, a rehabilitation area and sterilization rooms. Renovations of the emergency department will increase its size by five times to 50,000 square feet. The changes reflect a growing number of severely ill patients and an increasing number of trauma cases at the hospital, said Ann Jones, its facilities director.
DENVER-Rose Medical Center here has launched a primary-care program specifically for men. The Rose Men's Health Resource will refer men to primary-care physicians and offer seminars and other educational activities on disease prevention and wellness, parenting, and relationships. The program also will maintain an information data bank on men's health topics, which will be available through the hospital's new 24-hour-a-day free fax service. Rose, a 250-bed hospital, said that its program is the only one of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas-Northeast Medical Clinic Association officials have signed a letter of intent to merge with Arlington (Texas) Medical Associates and Family Clinic Healthcare Centers of Garland, Texas. The merger will create a group practice of more than 45 physicians in nine locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The deal is expected to be completed in March.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas-Summit Care Corp. has agreed to buy a 206-bed nursing home in this Houston suburb for $7.6 million. The Burbank, Calif.-based nursing home company will finance the purchase with $950,000 in cash and the remainder in long-term notes. Summit provides subacute care, rehabilitative care, infusion therapy and other services in 18 skilled-nursing care centers and four retirement centers in California and Texas. The company is 51.8% owned by Summit Health, a Burbank-based hospital chain.