Longs Peak Hospital

, UCHealth

Longmont, CO

Exterior
Entrance cantilever
Atrium entry
Patient Room
NICU Patient Room
Operating Room
Waiting room
Waiting room
Cafe

UCHealth was ready for a new hospital to address the needs of the booming populations just beyond Longmont. Moving as quickly as the fast-growing community, UC Health's Longs Peak Hospital met a fast-track design and construction schedule.

The new facility embraces UCHealth's brand, is flexible and expandable to meet future needs, incorporates advanced telehealth capabilities, and most importantly, serves as a prototype adapted for new locations across the southern Rocky Mountain region.

Longs Peak's exterior palette speaks to the Mountain West locale, where residents hold a deep connection to the outdoors. High-performance glass in the building envelope supports energy efficiency while offering breathtaking views and natural daylight for patients and staff.

Visitors enter the lobby with its high ceilings, warm finishes, cozy furnishings, and contemporary art. Many are amazed they're at a hospital and not a ski lodge. Local stone and natural woods carry into the interior, while the strategic application of accent colors ease wayfinding.

Technology for internal telehealth services allows physicians, nurses, and caregivers to communicate directly with each other without constant noise or interruption from an overhead paging system. The wireless IT platform enables the hospital to communicate with other doctors and facilities externally. Physicians gain real-time consults from specialists via video telecommunication so patients, doctors, and outside specialists can have conversations right in the patient's room.

With the 24/7 retail pharmacy — the only one in Boulder County — they're able to offer "Meds to Beds" – a discharge prescription program and service for patients leaving the hospital where prescribed medications are delivered to their room before discharge.

At Longs Peak, patients receive exceptional care — a personalized combination of advanced treatments, extensive services, comforting environment, and brand confidence.

Building Facts

  • Designed and Constructed in 18 Months
  • 57-Beds (Potential Expansion to 100+)
  • 24-Hour Retail Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Imaging Services
  • 192,834 GSF; New Construction Hospital
  • 6,761 GSF; New Construction Central Utility Plant
  • 19,303 GSF; New Construction Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Greenfield Site – 28.8-Acre Tract of Land
  • Master Planning, Programming, Architecture, and Interior design
  • Level III Trauma
  • Birthing Center & Nursery
  • Surgery, Cardiac Care, and Orthopedics
  • Telemedicine
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Labs & Imaging
February 8, 2018

Model Approach: Trendsetter

The cover feature of Healthcare Design showcases innovative design that will allow phased growth while maintaining  outstanding patient service and operational efficiency. 

To keep pace with UCHealth's ambitious goals, we collaboratively developed a prototypical hospital design that has been adapted for the specific needs of varying sites and communities yet standardizes key elements of the facility model supporting the system's growth plans.

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Mark Vaughan National Director of Medical Planning

Annual Energy Savings Modeled

$86,558 Cost Savings
14 % Percentage Cost Savings
581,448 kWh Energy Savings