Medical Center of the Rockies
The 595,000-sq.-ft., 136-bed Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) is designed as a hospital within a hospital. It houses the Heart Center of the Rockies and Trauma Center of the Rockies. The separate centers, clearly designated throughout the building, serve as built-in wayfinding tools. They also share key facilities and equipment. This 166-bed regional medical center in Loveland, Colorado, with a full spectrum of services. MCR has two intensive care units, a birthing center and special care nursery, a medical nursing unit, a surgical nursing unit, an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit and full-service radiology and laboratory departments.
This world-class facility supports the environment, enhance staff comfort, and patient recovery time. As a member of Practice Greenhealth and a participant in the Healthier Hospital’s Initiative, MCR plays an important role in the University of Colorado Health’s quest to become a better environmental steward.
MCR is the only hospital in Colorado with a 2013 ENERGY STAR label. Close monitoring of energy and water consumption and implementation of conservation strategies have resulted in decreasing use.
Group14’s health and wellness team performed energy analysis for this visionary healthcare facility. The project realizes 18% Modeled energy savings from ASHRAE 90.1-2004. MCR opened in 2007 and was the first LEED Gold Certified hospital in Colorado and 2nd in the nation. “Greener Facilities Grand Prize” Building magazine winner.