New medical center planned for Battlement Mesa
The Grand River Hospital District said Thursday it will build a $16 million medical facility in Battlement Mesa.
The 35,000-square-foot building will house the district’s Battlement Mesa Clinic and Occupational Health and Safety Center, which it now operates on leased space in Battlement Mesa. It also will be home to radiology and lab facilities.
The building will sit on land the district bought in 2008, at Sipprelle Drive and Spencer Parkway. Construction is scheduled to start later this year.
Lois Kame, administrative director of Grand River’s Clinical Services, said in a news release: “We are looking forward to providing a modern facility with better access to basic medical care to the communities of Parachute and Battlement Mesa. This will also be an additional benefit to recruit and retain top-notch physicians and providers to the area.”
The district also operates the Grand River Hospital and Medical Center and E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle and the Grand River Student Health Center in Parachute.
Battlement Mesa has roughly 3,500 residents, said Eric Schmela, president of the Battlement Mesa Co., the developer of the unincorporated community.
The company sold the land to the hospital district.