Ambulatory Care Center

Montrose Regional Health
Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Planning, Programming
Montrose, CO
Project type
New construction

Expanding outpatient and specialty care for the community

Montrose Regional Health (MRH) serves the Montrose and surrounding San Juan Valley communities with primary care, 23 specialties and subspecialties, and a surgery center. Services include complete ambulatory diagnostics for imaging, including a women’s imaging component, and a laboratory. The increasing growth in this mountain region resulted in MRH outgrowing its existing inpatient facilities and needing an outlet for ambulatory health services.

To address these growing pains, our team first assisted MRH with a new master plan for the hospital. The four-phase plan addresses the hospital’s challenges in customer service and satisfaction, customer access to services, collaborative working environment, operational efficiency, safety, and aging infrastructure.

One of the priorities identified in the master plan was a new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). This facility expands access to outpatient services and specialty care for the citizens of Montrose and the surrounding communities, removes pressure from the hospital’s main campus, and improves the delivery of care and operational efficiencies.

Designed to fit the surrounding mountain naturescape

This four-story, 80,000-square-foot building includes outpatient imaging and laboratory services, physical therapy, ambulatory surgery, and multi-specialty care with an area specifically designed for mammography and women’s imaging. Cedar Point primary care is an important partner and full floor tenant in the ACC. The site is strategic in fulfilling MRH’s goal to serve a greater region beyond Montrose, including Gunnison, Ridgeway, and Telluride.

The ACC was designed to meet customer and medical team needs first.  The clinic engages the customer with the goal of providing the most positive experience.  Efficiency of services enables customers to benefit from more physician and care team one-on-one time and less time spent waiting.

Natural materials like wood, stone, and warm colors were selected to blend the building into its mountain community while providing a world-class environment for delivering healthcare services. Visitors can also enjoy the adjacent scenic mountain views and a river walk.

Just because we live in a rural community, it doesn’t mean that we do not have high-quality, state-of-the-art healthcare.

Jeff Mengenhausen, CEO, Montrose Regional Health

Improving healthcare outcomes with improved accessibility

This project will have a lasting impact on the health of its community. Citizens from the region will be less likely to put off wellness visits to their healthcare provider because of ease of access and confidence in the quality of care from a local provider. Having a long-term trusted local partner like Cedar Point with referrals for specialty care when needed will push the continuum of care up-stream and help customers, especially those from the surrounding rural areas, access quality care in their own community.

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Project contact

Steve Carr


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