Banner’s changes may help it brace for future uncertainty
Everyone is making changes, including Banner Health, which has spent a year developing a master plan for one of its campuses, North Colorado Medical Center, with a plan for its other campus, McKee Medical Center in Loveland, under way.
NCMC is preparing to spend some $60 million on improvements at its 1801 16th St. location in Greeley. The aging facility needed some infrastructure upgrades to be sure, but other additions, such as a new lab and pharmacy area, will hopefully help the hospital remain competitive and provide a high standard of care, according to communications officials at the health system.
An update to the McKee master plan is expected by Jan. 1, but what its contents may hold or how much money it will require remains a mystery.
For the NCMC improvements, a $60 million bond was taken out, and it sounds as though something similar will be done with McKee’s improvements. Work at NCMC should begin in summer 2013, once architects and designers have a chance to complete their work.