Greg Raymond, Regional Vice President for Children’s Hospital of Colorado, appeared and said this Region has 40 + pediatric specialists, 20+ specialties, 550+ team members, and 4 locations at which our team members work. He said the Springs inpatient teams care for nearly (a) 3,800 children accounting for more than 28,500 patient days (approximately 80% of pediatric stays) in 2015-16; (b)106,800 annual visits – nearly a 550% increase since we opened in 2012 at our Outpatient Specialty and Urgent Care Facility; and (c) in Colorado
Springs, 75% of our inpatients are Medicaid or TriCare patients; what will it take to care for those kids: $30 million campaign to support a new hospital and program expansion.
He stated they are looking at building a hospital of approximately 110 beds. He said they are looking at 1,400 jobs associated with this project, and it is a $97.1 million in employee compensation; a total impact of $240.4 million or 65% more than the actual construction
costs of $165,000,000. He said the total local tax receipts will be $1.2 million. He stated Children’s Hospital of Colorado serves patients from all over the United States, and internationally.
Mr. Raymond said he is requesting a donation from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department for this project in the amount of $150,000. Roger Lovell stated the staff of RBD supports this project and is diligently working with their contractor. He stated the permit for this project is $287,000, and RBD supports the donation of $150,000.