FREDERICK — Town trustees and staff members caught a sneak peak of the Indian Peaks Medical Center Sept. 26, and the project impressed Town Manager Matt LeCerf.
“I think what they’ve got going on over there is an amazing facility,” LeCerf said after the tour. “It should be done sometime in December.”
The project is on schedule at 4943 Colorado State Highway 52, a feat that impressed LeCerf in light of recent severe weather.
“They’re already putting up tenant places,” LeCerf said. “There’s a great energy, not just with the board, but with Longmont United.”
The Indian Peaks Medical Center is an extension of Longmont United Hospital.
“The facility that has occupied a place in downtown right now, that’s going to be moving over there with some of the clinic professionals,” LeCerf said. “What they’re doing is awesome for this community. It’s great for Longmont United Hospital, and anything we can do to help them continue to succeed, we’re going to do that.”
The 36,000-square-foot facility is anticipated to create 30 jobs on the ground floor alone.
“You think about just this year alone, we were getting snow in May and the floods that happened just a few weeks ago. It’s just really amazing how they’ve been able to focus on the task at hand. Their contractor has done a fantastic job, Frances Pittman, H&L Architects, everybody is really coming together as a team over there.”
Town Trustee Fred Skates had similar praise for the project.
“A beautiful building on the outside; well-structured all around,” Skates said. “They’ve made accommodations for future growth. They have a master plan for the campus itself. They’re going to follow that through to its completion, but the insides, you know, they’re just now finishing up. However, the rooms are divided, the spaces are all allocated out. And it is going to be a well-functioning smooth operation.”
The Indian Peaks Medical Center will offer primary care, cardiology, sports medicine and orthopedics, women’s services, and internal medicine.
“It’s exciting,” Skates said. “It’s so nice that we’re going to have that facility so close to us because as it turns out, with all the stuff going on, getting into town one way or another, it’s nice to have a facility so close by for our residents.”
LeCerf said economic models for these developments point to the Indian Peaks project bringing more than just hospital jobs.
“They say that with every job created in the hospital, it also results in 0.8 jobs created outside,” LeCerf said. “For this project, if you figure 50 jobs created initially so you can expect 40 ancillary jobs created outside. It’s exciting for Frederick.”
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