CSU Health and Medical Center celebrates with ribbon cutting, Community Open House

Donors celebrating the new CSU Health and Medical Center (clockwise from lower left): Carol and David Wood, The Griffin Foundation; Carol Geer, Ph.D.; Duane O. Hartshorn, M.D.; Patricia and Larry Kendall; Robert Wilson, Columbine Health Systems; Kevin Unger, UCHealth; Doug Johnson, Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Lynn Johnson, VP University Operations, Colorado State University; Linda Wagner, Bennet Wagner Grody Architects; Anne Hudgens, director, CSU Health Network. Brade Wilcox, president of CSU Student Health Advisory Council, is cutting the ribbon.

Colorado State University’s Health and Medical Center is now open to students and the public. To celebrate the building’s opening, a festive ribbon cutting was held July 28 to honor those who generously donated to the facility. In addition, the public was invited to a Community Open House on July 29 to see the building and learn more about the services offered to the public.

Full range of services

The stairwell is one of the unique design elements in the new building.

“CSU has a mission toward health, envisioning health for all faculty, staff and students. And this building is a symbol for the desire to have a healthy campus,” said Anne Hudgens, executive director of the CSU Health Network.

The CSU Health and Medical Center is the new home of the CSU Health Network, which provides a full range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services that are open to all enrolled CSU students, regardless of their health insurance plan. The 113,000 square-foot, four-story building also houses a range of services to CSU faculty, staff, and community members.

“Before now, we were located in three separate locations on campus. Now, for the first time, the CSU Health Network is all working under one roof,” Hudgens said.

Speakers at the ribbon cutting event included Linda Wagner of Bennet Wagner Grody Architects, who along with an incredible team at Adolfson & Peterson Construction, helped turn the design into a reality. In addition, Vice President for University Operations Lynn Johnson recognized the building partners, and Jeff McCubbin, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, recognized the donors to the project.

Partners and donors

Braede Wilcox

In addition to the CSU Health Network, UCHealth, Associates in Family Medicine, Poudre Infusion Therapy, and the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center are providing health-related services open to community members and CSU faculty and staff. Community services include occupational medicine and rehabilitation services, digital X-ray imaging, family medicine and counseling, and much more. Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging provides a dedicated space for cutting-edge research and educational outreach in partnership with CSU academic programs to help older adults stay healthy longer.

Funding for the $59 million project was made possible through CSU student fees, CSU Health Network revenue, tenant leases and private donations, including a $5 million gift from UCHealth, a $5 million gift from Bob and Kitty Wilson on behalf of Columbine Health Systems, and generous gifts from the Griffin Foundation, the Boettcher Foundation and Pat and Larry Kendall, who were all recognized at the event.

“This building is made for every single person on campus. You do not have to fit a certain mold in order to enter this building and use its resources,” said CSU student Braede Wilcox, president of the Student Health Advisory Council. “And they’ll know that this is a state-of-the-art facility that they can count on to handle their needs.”

The CSU Health Network is planning additional open house events for students and campus partners during the fall semester. To see a complete list of services available in the CSU Health and Medical Center, click here.

More photos from the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration are here.

See photos from the Community Open House event here.

What’s in the CSU Health and Medical Center

CSU Health Network
Medical Services
Mon.–Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (opening at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays)
Counseling Services
Mon., Thurs. and Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. and Wed. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Health Education and Prevention Services and Business Services
Mon.– Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Associates in Family Medicine
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Poudre Infusion Therapy
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. various evenings)

Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

On the northwest corner of College Avenue and Prospect Road, the center is accessible by MAX at the Prospect Station, or by car from Lake Street. Free patient and client parking on the north side of the building. A university parking garage across the street with additional metered or permit spaces. Ample bike and longboard parking outside the main entrance and at the MAX station.