The Rangely Replacement Hospital is a story of teamwork, collaboration and what a contractor, designer, owner and community can gain when truly working together. After three decades of successfully building healthcare projects together, the Davis Partnership and AP team were able to offer real-life knowledge and lessons learned, resulting in a hospital truly built for its people.
Actively treating patients since 1961, Rangely District Hospital had been serving its community for over 50 years, but badly needed reprieve. Davis Partnership was hired to design a replacement hospital with AP on board to assist with preconstruction services, not knowing if the construction dollars needed would be approved by voters. Previously, the mill levy had been voted down. The second time around, Davis and AP joined forces with the Hospital District to educate the public about the project, the community’s need and the overall benefit a new critical access hospital would bring. When asked to vote in Spring 2010, the community enthusiastically backed the funds for the largest construction project this community has embarked on since the early 1980s.
With a look and feel the community can be proud of, the Rangely Replacement Hospital now sits at 72,367 sf; includes 18 beds, labs and clinic space; and provides primary and emergency healthcare services for residents and visitors of Northwest Colorado. Careful coordination, trust and teamwork among all stakeholders resulted in residents being able to access their new hospital three months early. The final project was completed on budget and with no contractor-initiated change orders.
Rangely District Hospital
Davis Partnership Architects
ENR Mountain States, Best Project Awards, Healthcare Project of the Year
AGC Awards for Construction Excellence (ACE), Best Building Project, General Contractor - $10M-$40M
Construction Management Association of America, Project Achievement Award
“This was an important project for the community members of Rangely and once again AP’s attitude of doing what’s best for the overall team with an emphasis for the patient experience helped drive the success we were able to realize in the end.”
Darren Laging, Davis Partnership Architects