Exciting News at Mt. San Rafael Hospital

Mt. San Rafael Hospital is thrilled to announce the facility’s Capital Improvement Project is officially underway!  The Capital Improvement Project is a multi-phase, approximately $36 million facility modernization plan which will take about three years to complete.  Funding for this project comes from several sources including a low-interest USDA loan and grants, to name a few.  This facility enhancement project strives to better serve the healthcare needs our patients and the community, while ensuring we make the facility easier to navigate for patients and families.  Our plans tailor the layout of the facility to the needs of our patients and ensure we maximize available space – while looking to the future of healthcare for the Las Animas County area.

To kick off the project, various departments and personnel were relocated to new spaces in order to prepare for the demolition of the Southeast Wing of the Hospital (which currently houses offices and ancillary services).  Part of the relocation process included moving the Cashier’s office and the Hospital’s Billing Department to their new home within the Specialty Clinic.  To pay your hospital bill or address a billing question you are now directed to the Mt. San Rafael Hospital Specialty Clinic located at 328 Bonaventure Avenue in Suite 4.  You can also call (719) 845-4208 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your hospital bill.  Additionally, some of our providers have changed offices as well.  At the Specialty Clinic, Dr. Reitter is now seeing patients in Suite 3.  And, at the Hospital Clinic, Dr. Jun Flores is seeing patients in Suite E and Dr. Elizabeth Catherall is seeing patients in Suite B.

As we continue through the Summer and Fall, Phase One of this 24-36 month project includes:

  • Demolition of Southeast Wing of the Hospital
  • Replacement of Emergency Department
  • Replacement of Patient Care Unit (PCU)
  • New Imaging Center (Radiology)

The latest developments for our Capital Improvement Project will be shared with various local organizations, communicated through the hospital newsletter, local media and other outlets to ensure the community is informed of our progress.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of Damian Mizera, MD – an orthopedic surgeon – to our Specialty Clinic team.  Dr. Mizera will be joining the Surgical Team late this summer.  Recruitment and retention of the best providers for our community are always incredibly important to us and we believe we found the perfect fit for our area in Dr. Mizera.

We are excited to share such positive news about the Hospital and Clinics.  And, we are eager for our building project to be fully underway so everyone can see the steps we are taking to improve both care and services in our facility.  Throughout it all, we remain singularly focused on our mission to provide the highest quality healthcare to the communities we serve and in a manner where patients receive compassionate and personalized care.

For more information on Mt. San Rafael Hospital or our Capital Improvement Project, please contact Kim Lucero, Director of Planning and Development, at (719) 846-8053 or via email at klucero@msrhc.org.  You can also follow our progress online via Facebook or at www.msrhc.org.

From Page 53 of our Summer 2018 Issue

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