National Jewish Health
National Jewish Health Center for Outpatient Health / DenverCO
What does preconstruction planning do for medical facility design-builds?

National Jewish is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and has seen a substantial increase in visits over the last decade. The new five-story Center for Outpatient Health is designed to help serve increasing numbers of children and adults, while also providing expanded space for research and education, and other clinical services on the campus. Mortenson completed the 104,350-square-foot facility in December 2021.

Early on, Mortenson Development Inc. (MDI) team worked with National Jewish on a financing strategy and identified a cost-effective, efficient and transparent solution to finance the project via a tax-exempt bond structure specifically for nonprofit healthcare providers that kept the project moving forward. From there, the construction team helped keep the project on track, despite working in the midst of the pandemic.

The new Center for Outpatient Health is designed to supplement the growing needs of the existing National Jewish Health campus and includes 110 clinical exam and treatment rooms and a 17-bed infusion suite to care for patients with cancer and immune-related conditions, as well as a pharmacy, café, space for primary care providers and additional services, and a 251-stall subterranean parking structure. The iconic new building, designed by Davis Partnership, seamlessly connects to the existing campus via an elevated pedestrian bridge and a similarly styled façade complemented by multi-colored confetti glass windows.

Facts And Figures

National Jewish Health

104,350 Square Feet

Completion: December 2021 


Delivery Methods

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