Highlands Ranch Hospital

, UCHealth

Highlands Ranch, CO

Patient Room
Exterior entrance

Improving lives for generations to come, Highlands Ranch Hospital provides advanced health care and innovative medical treatments to its growing community. Featuring the UC Health Birth Center, the state-of-the-art facilities bustle with activity and excitement, delivering an average of 2,000 babies a year.

The Hospital’s concept and design are unique, combining an in-patient hospital and outpatient services in a single building. The hospital's Y-shaped footprint allows its programs to share a central lobby, elevators, and other amenities. And, with south Denver expected to grow 25% by 2025, the arms of the Y can extend outward for phased expansion.

A split-level entrance to Highlands Ranch's light-filled atrium aligns with the site's natural topography. Colorado Buff stone, brick, and wood-like metal panels combine with sleek metal and glass, inside and out, to create a facility with a clear Colorado identity.

Inside the high-tech, six-story building, patients and families come first. Parents of infants who need extra care and support can "room in" at the NICU. Personalized treatment plans are created through a partnership with the University of Colorado healthcare faculty and researchers. "Nursing neighborhoods" also ensure that patients receive round-the-clock attention.

Think "high-tech, high-touch" are buzzwords? A patient told reporters covering the hospital's first anniversary that her doctor "held my hand during the darkest days I have ever experienced." Patients are the priority at Highlands Ranch Hospital.

The hospital adjoins a public park that connects an adjacent retail development and several neighborhoods with the medical campus — bringing advanced, compassionate medical care to the community's backyard.

Building Facts

  • 6-Story Acute Care Hospital
  • 27 ER Exam Rooms
  • 74 In-Patient Beds
  • 600-Car Parking Garage
  • 357,427 GSF
  • Adjacent 84,552 GSF Medical Office Building and Cancer Center
  • 20, 568 GSF Central Utility Plant
  • 33.3-Acre Greenfield Site
  • Birth center and Level II NICU
  • 8 Operating Rooms
  • Level III Trauma Center and Emergency Department
  • Advanced Cardiac and ICU Care
  • Complete Imaging

Every detail of this facility has been designed with patient care as the top priority.

Diane Cookson President and CEO of UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital