Pike's Peak Hospice and Palliative Care

 
 

Organization

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (PPHPC) has been the community leader in providing quality, compassionate end-of-life care for 34 years. PPHPC is the only nonprofit, community-based hospice in El Paso County providing services for patients and families.

Challenge

In 2010 PPHPC was informed that the building where they leased space was to be sold. The building functioned as PPHPC’s primary location, offering outpatient services, inpatient care, an in-house pharmacy, grief support, administrative offices and base of operations for Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation (PPHF).

Solution

To provide real estate expertise and accelerate progress, City Projects was retained as Project Manager to develop a Real Estate Plan to seek consensus from PPHPC’s Executive Circle, the PPHPC Board of Directors and PPHF Board of Trustees. City Projects also spearheaded the second phase of the project including the acquisition, renovation and financing of PPHPC’s new 38,000 Sq.Ft. regional hub for end-of-life care. 

Outcome

Through intentional design, PPHPC programs and services have been enhanced to provide innovative technology, an on-site palliative consultation and clinic, expanded space for pharmacy services, adult and child grief support, a training center and clinical skills lab and gathering space for meetings and commemoration. The headquarters also include outdoor gardens for reflection and a wellness center. In just 15 months, PPHPC completed their 3-year capital campaign, raising $7,000,000.

In July 2011, PPHPC developed an innovative partnership with Centura Health to transition inpatient care to the Pikes Peak Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital. The unit occupies an entire floor at Penrose Hospital, and is licensed and operated by PPHPC. This was deemed to be a more cost-effective option than building a new facility.

 

Specs

Location: 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St.

Project cost: $5,500,000

Project Manager: City Projects, Inc.

Realtor: Helwege Real Estate Partners, LLC

Architect: YOW Architects

General Contractor: Colarelli Construction

Capital Campaign: Roecker Consulting

Financing: Colorado Springs Wells Fargo

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