Banner to open new health center in Sterling
STERLING, CO (March 6, 2014) – Banner Health will break ground in early April on construction of a new health center at 102 Hays Ave. in Sterling that when opened will offer a number of medical services including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, as well as basic lab work and x-rays.
The new 14,746-square-foot structure will be built on a 1.7-acre lot where a former restaurant building currently sits. That structure will be demolished prior to construction of the new building. When completed in late 2014, the new Banner Health Center will have finished space for six health providers and unfinished “shelled” space to accommodate three additional providers in the future.
Interior design will include a patient waiting area, blood draw station, x-ray room, exam and procedure rooms, a medical assistant station, and provider and support services offices. The building’s exterior will include convenient parking area for patients and staff.
Coe Construction has been selected as general contractor for the project, which also will include upgraded finishes to the current Sterling Regional MedCenter Family Care Clinic on the hospital campus. Cost for construction of the new center and upgrades to the current Family Care Clinic are estimated to be $6.1 million. The general contractor plans to utilize as much local labor and materials as possible.
“We are pleased to be building this new center in Sterling,” said Francisco Gonzalez, executive director for Banner Medical Group physician practices in rural communities. “Residents of Sterling and surrounding communities will have quick access to additional premier health services provided by Banner Health. Our commitment is providing exceptional care and service, and we’re glad to be able to respond to this community need.”
“We’re excited to partner with Banner Medical Group on this new health center,” added Julie Klein, chief executive officer for Banner’s Sterling Regional MedCenter, explaining that the new center would be an addition to the current family care clinic, not a replacement. “It will give us the ability to support the much needed expansion of primary care services in the community,” she said.
Projected opening for the new center is February 2015.
About Banner Medical Group
Banner Medical Group, Banner Health's employed physician group, is a team of more than 900 physicians and more than 3,300 total employees located in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. BMG doctors and other providers care for patients in a variety of care settings. BMG primary care providers like pediatricians, internists, family medicine physicians and obstetrician/gynecologists staff Banner Health Clinics and Banner Health Centers. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/bmg.