New 80,000-square-foot SCL Medical Group Building Breaks Ground in East Aurora, CO

Industry: Healthcare

Now part of Intermountain Health, SCL Health Medical Group broke ground this week on a new medical office building to meet the growing demand for healthcare in Colorado.

Aurora, CO (PRUnderground) March 23rd, 2023

This week, legacy SCL Health Medical Group, now part of Intermountain Health, broke ground on a massive new medical office building to meet the growing demand for healthcare options in one of the fastest-expanding markets on the Colorado Front Range. Development in east Aurora, Colorado is on pace to add 60,000 residential units in the next five to 10 years representing about 120,000 projected new residents.

“There’s a lot of exciting change happening in this area,” said Mark Korth, president of Intermountain Health’s Peaks Region, which includes all legacy SCL Health facilities in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. “Aurora is expected to add 20% to its population before the decade is through.

“All those people are going to need care,” he added. “We’re going to be there to care for the whole family and the entire community.”

In the next five years Intermountain plans to bring close to 50 additional providers to the east Denver metro area, most of whom will practice in the new medical office building. Located on Gun Club Road near the junction of I-70 and E-470, the building will represent Intermountain and SCL Health’s largest care offering in the area with a planned 80,000 square feet of practice space.

The building will house a primary care practice of eight providers along with ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, a full imaging center and seven planned specialty offerings comprising an estimated 20 total providers. The site also sits on 30 total acres of potential development area – meaning there’s room for much more.

“It’s our mission and our promise to deliver comprehensive, high-quality healthcare close to home,” said Christopher Awtrey, MD, MHCDS, MBA, vice president and chief medical officer for legacy SCL Health Medical Group on the Front Range. “This is what that promise looks like in action.”

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

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