UCHealth officially broke ground on a new full-service hospital and medical center for patients who live in Weld County.

Crews have been working on the campus southwest of the intersection of U.S. 34 and 65th Avenue, near St. Michael's Square, since late spring. Construction is expected to continue through late 2018, and the facilities will open soon after that.

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The Hospital will include 53 inpatient beds. It will include a birth center, intensive care unit, operating and endoscopy rooms, a Level III trauma center and an emergency department.

The new UCHealth Greeley Medical Center will be a 112,500-square-foot outpatient medical center that will bring many of the services UCHealth offers at locations throughout Greeley under one convenient roof. It will include primary care services, specialty clinics, diagnostics, pharmacy, endoscopy, oncology services, imaging and laboratory services.

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Construction of the hospital alone is expected to generate approximately 500 construction jobs. More than 300 new, permanent jobs will be created when the hospital opens.

UCHealth already operates seven hospitals throughout Colorado, including Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. An eighth hospital –  UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont – will open in late August.

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