A $47 million renovation of the 303-bed Poudre Valley Hospital, part of the UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.) network, has started in Fort Collins, Colo.

The 142,000-square-foot renovation project will include a new heart and vascular care clinic and testing area; upgraded surgical, imaging, gastroenterology, and pulmonary departments; and relocated gift and coffee shops and chapel. A larger lobby with new seating options, fireplace, and information desk are also planned.

The regional medical center’s plans also include renovating the birthing center, women’s care unit, pediatric care areas, and patient recovery areas, as well as relocating nurses’ stations.

Exterior upgrades will feature new signage, a new main entrance canopy, updated exterior building walls and windows, and a redesigned traffic flow on the south side of the hospital’s campus.

Integrated design-build firm The Beck Group (Denver) will provide general contracting services on the project, which is slated for completion in summer 2023.