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SCL Health, Emerus and Duke Realty Expanding in Denver Area

SCL Health, Emerus and Duke Realty Expanding Health Care Options in Denver Area

Four new freestanding community hospitals opening in Aurora, Littleton, Northglenn and Westminster, Colo., to provide innovative, convenient health care in neighborhoods.

HOUSTON – Sept. 1, 2015 – Residents who need quality health care services in the Denver area will soon have new options that will provide comprehensive, compassionate and convenient patient-centric care right in their own neighborhoods, thanks to SCL Health, Emerus and Duke Realty.

SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit, and Emerus, a national provider of medical care, have formed a joint venture to build and manage four new freestanding inpatient community hospitals. Indianapolis-based commercial real estate developer Duke Realty is developing all of the new hospitals.

The 37,080-square-foot SCL Health Community Hospital, 6500 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, will open later this year. The 37,080-square-foot SCL Health Community Hospital, 8515 West Coal Mine Ave. in Littleton, will open early next year.

The development team has begun construction of the other two hospitals: a 37,080-square-foot facility in Aurora and a 55,000-square-foot hospital in Northglenn. Both hospitals are expected to open next year.

Officials from SCL Health and Emerus said these new hospitals will be smaller than typical hospital campuses but will offer premier and innovative health care services found in larger hospitals. This includes emergency medical care, labor and delivery services, inpatient care, a wide range of surgical procedures, and other comprehensive services. Each location also will offer an on-site laboratory and radiology services.

Dr. Toby Hamilton, CEO of Emerus, said, “We are honored to partner with SCL Health System to expand health care services to the growing Denver region. These new community hospitals will provide residents with cost-effective medical services, greater convenience and an enhanced patient experience.”

Keith Konkoli, Duke Realty Executive Vice President, said, “While we’ve had a successful relationship with Emerus for many years, this is the first time we’ve partnered with SCL Health System. This is in line with Duke Realty’s overall strategy of partnering with the highest-quality health care providers in the country. We hope to work on many more developments with SCL in the future.”

The general contractor for the four hospitals is the Englewood, Colo., office of Kiewit Building Group. The architect is the Houston office of PhiloWilke Partnership.

About Duke Realty
With 25 years in the industry, Duke Realty’s health care team offers proven experience in providing hospitals and physician groups comprehensive planning, development, ownership and facility management services. Projects have ranged from small medical office buildings to large ambulatory care centers with diagnostics, oncology and surgery services. To find out more, please visit

Duke Realty Corporation owns, maintains an interest in or has under development 142 million rentable square feet of bulk distribution and office assets, including medical office, in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Its medical office portfolio totals 5.9 million square feet, with properties in more than 15 markets. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty Corporation is available at Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.  Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit

About Emerus
Emerus is a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality inpatient, surgical and diagnostic care. Its distinctive level of care that includes streamlined admitting procedures, highly qualified physicians and innovative diagnostic equipment earned Emerus the 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience. Emerus specializes in the identification, development and management of improved-access and operationally efficient medical facilities throughout the United States. Its community-based approach prioritizes limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost-effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry. More information is available at

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