The Rangely District Hospital had been serving its community for more than 50 years and needed a reprieve. Davis Partnership was hired to design a replacement hospital, with Adolfson & Peterson on board to assist with preconstruction services, not knowing if the construction dollars would be approved by voters. The levy had been previously voted down.
The second time around, Davis and A&P 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. As a result, in 2010 voters backed funding for the largest construction project the community had embarked on since the early 1980s.
The 72,367-sq-ft Rangely Replacement Hospital includes 18 beds, labs and clinic space and provides primary and emergency health care services for residents and visitors of northwest Colorado.
Deep foundation caissons were used to address poor soil conditions that had plagued many other Rangely construction projects. The A&P team also planned for challenges typical of building in mountain towns, including delayed overnight deliveries, which sometimes took two days; limited inspection availability, which required preplanning and coordination; and manpower challenges.
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Rangely Replacement Hospital
Owner Rangely District Hospital, Rangely, Colo.