MONTROSE, CO – The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC), a centerpiece to the Colorado Outdoors 164-acre economic development, is gaining ground in construction of the 50,000-square-foot facility that will provide quality, cost-effective outpatient care, clinical and administrative job opportunities, and millions of dollars to the city’s tax base.
A full-service outpatient care facility, COMC will include a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center with two operating rooms and two procedure rooms, an imaging center with MRI, CT and X-Ray services, an urgent care facility, and physical therapy services. The building will also feature office space with competitive lease rates for physician practices.
“We are excited about the comprehensive, high-quality care this facility will bring to the community,” said Colorado Outdoors project founder David Dragoo. “This facility will not only empower local residents with more options in which to receive outpatient care, but the surrounding developments with local business and a national hotel brand will attract patients from across the region to COMC as a healthcare destination.”
The COMC project development team at Velocity Surgical Management, a subsidiary of QHR Health, has enlisted the support of JLL Real Estate Services to see the project to completion.
“Having a project manager like JLL at the table leverages our national perspective on health care delivery with their global expertise in commercial real estate, technology and workplace solutions,” said Velocity Surgical Management president Scott Nation. “Our missions align in that we maintain a steadfast commitment to the communities we serve and base our strategy on what is best for its long-term prosperity.”
The COMC will work with Montrose’s best independent physicians and clinicians as well as nationally renowned surgeons to deliver new surgical services and outpatient procedures. By keeping health care local and independent, this development will also serve as an impactful resource to the city’s economic vitality.
“The COMC will benefit the citizens and medical community of Montrose with access to affordable, high-quality care, 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. “We are thrilled with the addition of JLL to manage the project and the positive momentum they bring to the team.” For physicians and practice managers interested in leasing space in the COMC, contact Chris Kay, JLL Vice President, Real Estate and Development Services, at Chris.Kay@jll.com.
ABOUT COLORADO OUTDOORS MEDICAL CENTER
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 coloradooutdoors.co.
ABOUT VELOCITY SURGICAL MANAGEMENT
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 velocityasc.com.
ABOUT QHR HEALTH
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 QHR.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL Healthcare provides a full range of real estate and facilities solutions for hospitals, physicians and other care providers as well as real estate investors that own and operate medical and seniors housing properties. We help our healthcare clients plan, find, finance, buy, lease, sell, construct, optimize, manage and maintain the most-advantageous facilities anywhere in the US for all property types along the continuum of care, serving over 550 million square feet of healthcare property annually. Our professionals have deep technical expertise and market knowledge and are armed with the most innovative, data-driven analytics and business intelligence in the industry. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 102,000 as of June 30, 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Visit us at us.jll.com/healthcare to learn more.
David Dragoo, Colorado Outdoors