Mortenson Construction announced that it has been awarded the contract to build UCHealth’s new Highlands Ranch Hospital in Highlands Ranch, Colo. UCHealth will partner with community physicians and the University of Colorado School of Medicine to provide care at the new hospital, which will open with 72 inpatient beds, and provide an ICU, operating rooms, advanced cardiac services, an emergency department and complete imaging capabilities.

EYP Health (formerly known as WHR Architects) is the architect for the Highlands Ranch hospital.

Site work on the Highlands Ranch Hospital is underway with a formal groundbreaking planned for May 2017. Construction is expected to be complete late 2018.