Centura Health Breaks Ground on New Hospital Campus

June 8, 2021

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s largest health care provider, marked a major milestone on May 24, breaking ground on a state-of-the-art orthopedic hospital in Colorado Springs. With the addition of the new hospital and our existing hospitals that comprise Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, we can continue to provide high quality care for patients - mind, body and spirit.

The new hospital, named St. Clare Hospital, is located on 58 acres of land at the intersection of Interquest Parkway and I-25 and will meet the demands of the growing population in northeast Colorado Springs. The 72-bed hospital will include 10-ICU capable beds, 10-speciality-sized operating rooms with robotic capability, a 14-bed emergency department, imaging with CT, radiography, MRI and ultrasound. Additionally, the hospital will have a two-story public lobby with coffee shop area, restaurant, and a unique chapel that accommodates both large services and individualized reflection.

“By moving orthopedic surgeries to this new hospital, we free up capacity at Penrose-St. Francis, allowing those hospitals to serve the sickest and most injured in our intensive care units,” said Brian Erling, MD, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “Due to the pandemic, we know more than ever how important this additional access to care is for our communities.”

During the groundbreaking ceremony, we will reveal the name of the new hospital and the historical significance of that name. At our core, we are an incredible team of caregivers who - like our founders - are powered by the faith that we can make a difference for each person we care for.

Media Information

  • What - Centura Health Hospital Groundbreaking
  • When - Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Where - 10860 New Allegiance Drive (Intersection of Interquest Parkway & New Allegiance Drive)
  • Who - Interviews available with:
    • Peter D. Banko, Centura Health President & CEO
    • Brian Erling, MD, CEO, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
    • Mayor John Suthers, Colorado Springs
  • How - All media welcome. For questions, please contact Lindsay Radford at 720-215-9662 or [email protected].


About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado, Utah and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

Media Contact
Lindsay Radford
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