With the placement of a steel beam, kids in southern Colorado are now one step closer to accessing expert pediatric care, right in their own backyard.
More than 150 people gathered on Feb. 16 for a special “topping out” ceremony to watch the final steel beam being set atop the exterior frame of the new Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs.
The beam was signed with messages of encouragement by Children’s Colorado team members, construction partners, community members and patient families – many of whom were in attendance to cheer on the construction crews. With the help of donors like you, the long-awaited hospital in Colorado Springs is set to open in April 2019.
This construction milestone is particularly meaningful for local families – many of whom have spent countless hours commuting to Children’s Colorado in Aurora. With pediatric experts and facilities tailored just for kids, the new hospital in Colorado Springs will give southern Colorado children better access to world-class care. The facility will save families time, money and the stress of having a child hospitalized hours away from home.
“This celebration was everything that makes Children’s Colorado so special,” said Jenny Stafford, Philanthropy Director at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, Colorado Springs. “Children’s Colorado is investing so much in expanding access for this community, so there is a tremendous need for donors to partner with us.”
Children’s Colorado depends on philanthropic support to give the region’s children access to one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. Thanks to donors like you, families in southern Colorado will soon be able to access the very best pediatric care, closer to home.