Expansion of Mt. San Rafael Hospital Begins

Mt. San Rafael Hospital (MSRH) has made considerable strides to become one of the leading Community Hospitals in the state of Colorado. Located just 15 miles from the New Mexico line, MSRH is a 25-bed critical access facility in Trinidad, CO, a small-town community of about 9,000 people. The hospital is a vital source of health care in Las Animas County serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad residents and the surrounding rural communities since 1972.

In the decades navigating the many challenges critical access hospitals have often face, MSRH remained focused on its primary mission: to provide quality healthcare to the communities it serves and, in a manner, where patients receive compassionate and personalized care.

MSRH has rolled out several key initiatives to enhance patient experience while improving operating efficiencies. One of the largest currently under way is MSRH’s Capital Improvement Project – a $36 million, multi-phase facility modernization program that includes a new Emergency Department, Patient Care Unit, Surgical Suite, and Imaging Department.

A groundbreaking ceremony on May 16, 2019 denoted the official start of the project’s expansion phase. CBRE | Heery was recognized for the new hospital's design and as the Architect of the facility renovation project.

The CBRE | Heery Denver healthcare design team joined the project in 2017 to begin conceptual development and schematic design. After presenting two option, MSRH and the Board of Directors announced it would expand and reorganize approximately 43,000 square feet. The Denver team, continuing its role as Architect, is joined by the firm’s Atlanta design group leading the interior design and structural engineering of the project.

These major facility enhancements will allow the hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of its community, while ensuring the facility is easier to navigate for patients and families.  These plans tailor the layout of the facility to the needs of patients and allows for maximum use of the available space as MSRH continues to look to the future of health care for the Las Animas County area.

The Expansion of Mt. San Rafael Hospital has begun. Our Denver healthcare design team, as the Architect, joined the hospital for a groundbreaking celebration. The design is tailored to meet the needs of the rural communities MSRH serves. Learn more