Fort Collins is getting a new hospital. The Banner Health Board of Directors has formally approved plans for the new medical campus on Harmony Road between Lady Moon Drive and Cinquefoil Lane, less than a mile west of I-25.

The Fort Collins facility, to be built on a 28-acre campus, will open with a two-story hospital featuring an emergency department, a 24-bed inpatient unit, labor and delivery rooms, medical imaging, women’s services, surgical services and lab services. The campus will include an outpatient clinic and medical office building. Future growth will be based on demand.

Paul Matthews, public relations director for Banner Health, said, "I think it's a need to serve our growing patient base is really what it's all about. As our patient base grows, we needed a new facility."

Construction is to begin September 16th, with the hospital anticipated to open in 2015.

The Loveland Reporter Herald has more.