Colorado Outdoors Medical Center Breaks Ground

Scott Nation

President, Velocity Outpatient Services

50,000 sq ft outpatient medical center to bring high-quality local healthcare and jobs in 2023

MONTROSE, CO – The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC) broke ground on its new facility today. The COMC will be a 50,000 sq ft outpatient medical center designed to provide affordable, convenient, high-quality healthcare services in Montrose.

The COMC is a regional medical center that will offer patients access to outpatient surgery specialties such as orthopedics, urology and gynecology, oncology, urgent care, imaging and other critical healthcare services. The project is partnership-driven and seeks to showcase Montrose’s independent physicians and clinicians and expand services by offering renowned specialties from across the nation. The COMC plans to welcome its first patients in 2023

“The need for high-quality, local healthcare has never been greater,” said Colorado Outdoors project founder, David Dragoo. “Today, the COMC is one step closer to bringing advanced healthcare and new jobs to the Montrose community.”

QHR Health, through its subsidiary Velocity Surgical Management, will build and operate the COMC. “Velocity Surgical Management has the funding, technology, financial services, clinical partnerships and physician support services to optimize the operations of the COMC’s outpatient services,” said Velocity Surgical Management president Scott Nation.

Outpatient services are projected to increase in volume and be performed more often in outpatient-only medical centers. Additionally, health insurers are requiring more surgeries and procedures be performed in an outpatient setting or an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The COMC will help the Montrose community capitalize on the market trend towards outpatient care. The new medical center will help to attract patients who live outside of Montrose and Ouray counties and currently choose to access outpatient care elsewhere.

“The COMC benefits the citizens of Montrose and the extended community by bringing high-quality, well-paying jobs, multi-million dollar increases to the city’s tax base and additional economic activity such as sales tax revenues and new residents,” emphasized QHR Health CEO Dr. Dwayne Gunter. “The COMC helps patients by keeping quality healthcare local, delivering medical services not currently available in the area and meeting the needs of Montrose’s growing population.”


The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC) is a state-of-the-art, 50,000 sq ft outpatient healthcare medical center designed to provide affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare services in an outpatient setting. The COMC is a centerpiece of Colorado Outdoors, a 164-acre economic development project along the Uncompahgre River corridor. The project aims to attract outdoor-centric industries to Montrose and will also include river restoration, retail, residential and industrial development. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook.


At Velocity Surgical Management, we optimize ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) by building hospital and physician partnerships, benchmarking to drive quality improvement, and advancing managed care agreements. We bring decades of expertise to developing and managing new ASCs and turning around underperforming ones. As a core offering of an organization with a broad portfolio of complementary services, Velocity and its clients have access to the expertise and resources needed to execute successful ASCs. To learn how, visit:


At QHR Health, our focus is strengthening independent community healthcare. For more than 40 years, QHR Health has collaborated with independent hospitals and health systems to ensure that people in communities ranging from small towns to larger population centers, have local access to quality healthcare services. Through our portfolio of tech-enabled shared services, QHR Health helps independent hospitals outperform their peers in financial, operational and quality metrics through leverage and economies of scale. To learn how, visit ( or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter

David Dragoo, Colorado Outdoors