The Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies has begun an expansion and remodeling of its Fort Collins facility, a project that will improve patient care. The construction project includes the Orthopaedic & Spine Center’s medical practice, x-ray, MRI, therapy, surgery and recovery center, which are located at 2500 E. Prospect Road. The construction project is scheduled to take 15 months. OCR will remain open for patient services, except the surgery and recovery centers will close for two weeks in March 2013. The project calls for an addition of 11,200 square feet and a complete remodeling of the building, including patient exam rooms, lobbies, recovery center patient rooms, MRI center, therapy department gym and patient treatment rooms. The project will add 20% more space to OCR’s facility, along with 60 more parking spaces.
The expansion features more patient exam rooms for doctor’s appointments, larger patient waiting areas for therapy and physician appointments, a new, separate entrance for therapy patients with close-in parking, more therapy treatment rooms, a larger gym for PT-OT patients, and additional casting and splinting rooms. “We’re very excited to get work underway on the project, which we started 10 years ago,” said Dr. Sean Grey, president of OCR’s board. “Our new building will offer patients from Fort Collins and the region state-of-the-art orthopaedics in a comfortable setting.”
With increasing patient demand over the years, OCR had outgrown its current space. The building was built in 1990 and expanded in 1998. The new facility will encompass 67,900 square feet, 20% larger than its current size. This will provide space for 11 physicians to have patient appointments at one time, compared to eight doctors now. The Neenan Company has been the designer/builder for the project since its inception.