PVHS to Open Cancer Clinic in Greeley

Date: Oct. 8th, 2010
Contact: Pete Meyer Phone: 970.222.7733

GREELEY - Poudre Valley Health System has taken its reach into Greeley a step further after
aligning recently with Greeley Medical Clinic.
The hospital system will soon begin work on the Greeley Infusion Center by renovating an existing
medical office building at 1675 18th Ave., a portion of which burned last summer. The building is
next door to the Greeley Medical Clinic and across the street from Banner Health-operated North
Colorado Medical Center.
Pam Brock, vice president of marketing and strategic planning for PVHS, said the clinic will
support five physicians in oncology and rheumatology. The clinic is similar to two existing infusion
clinics in Fort Collins, one at the Cancer Center of the Rockies on Harmony Road and another at
Poudre Valley Hospital.
Brinkman Construction in Fort Collins will rehab the building, likely beginning next month. The
project will include an addition to the building, a new roof, new windows, new mechanical and
electrical systems and all new interior finishes.
Brinkman has not yet pulled a building permit with the city of Greeley, but architect RB+B has
been chosen for the design.
“Poudre Valley Health System is one of the premier health systems in the nation and we’re
excited for this great opportunity to work together with them, along with the doctors, the city of
Greeley and many of the local subcontractors,” said Paul Brinkman, president of Brinkman
Brock said the project could be completed by the third quarter of next year.
“It’s a private medical group that is building an office basically to see their patients in and provide
infusion services,’ Brock said, addressing the competition factor involved in the proximity of the
clinic to NCMC. “When patients have chemotherapy treatment or other types of treatment, they
have to be in a certain type of setting, with different ventilation (systems). It’s set up as a
separate area” because of the chemicals used.
Brock said she was unsure of the value of the rehabilitation and building project but said it would
be significant.
Dale Lyman, spokesman for the Union Colony Fire/Rescue Authority, said the July 16, 2009 fire
caused $20,000 in damage to the building.