OBSTETRICS clinic is slated to open next week in Colorado Springs, as the Colorado Springs Health System continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced Monday.
The Colorado Springs Medical Center will open at 10 a.m.
Friday at 1450 N. Westpark Ave.
in the northwest corner of the city.
The facility, which opened in September, is expected to be able to treat patients within an hour of admission, the hospital said in a news release.
The clinic, which will operate on a per-visit basis, is being designed by a team led by Dr. Robert H. Cappelli of Colorado Springs Orthopedics, who has worked at the facility for the past 20 years.
Capps team is based in Denver.
“We’re excited to be opening our doors to patients and their families, especially those who are sick and in need of urgent care,” Cappellis team said in the news release, adding that the clinic will have an operating room, outpatient clinics, outpatient departments, emergency departments and a pediatric ICU.
The hospital has been working to improve its ability to provide care to the general public in COVID, which has killed at least 3,400 people in the U.S. and Canada.
The COVID pandemic has been a major focus for the hospital.
Last week, the center announced it would close its clinic on Sunday, due to rising infection rates.
The facility also announced that it will begin a three-day stay for families of COVID patients at the hospital, which is located at the heart of COVEs new cluster of community-based clinics, known as the COVE Family Resource Center.
The first clinic is scheduled to open at 1 p.m., and the second clinic will open in three days.