The New Saint Joseph Hospital

Denver, CO

In December 2014, The new Saint Joseph Hospital opened its doors. The Heritage Project, a campus development project to replace the existing hospital, began in 2010 to replace the aging hospital with a brand new state-of-the-art facility in its historic downtown location. The new 7-story hospital with 348 private rooms was the first new hospital to open in Denver in more than a decade. The new facility includes 42 ED beds, 5 “fast track” ED beds, 2 hybrid Operating Rooms, 2 Robotic surgery suites, and neurosurgery and cardiovascular operating rooms.

Project Team

EDI began working with Saint Joseph Hospital in 2009 during their initial planning phase. Exempla wanted to improve and modernize their overall technology infrastructure and create a technology vision for the future. EDI’s initial services included an existing technology assessment, facilitation of the technology planning, creation of a basis of design document, and preparation of an opinion of probable cost for their low-voltage systems. The St. Joseph Heritage Project is using a modified Interactive Project Delivery (IPD) method. For a better project outcome, the Project team is fully interactive allowing for continuous collaboration including Revit file sharing.

  • Architect: H+L Architects Ltd. and Davis Partnership
  • General Contractor: M. A. Mortenson & Co
  • Program Manager: Jacobs Facilities


EDI Services

As the technology consultant, EDI provided planning and design services for the following systems:

  • Structured cabling system
  • Data center requirements
  • Telephone systems
  • Personal communications
  • Radio system engineering for public safety, building management, and security
  • Nurse Call
  • Infant protection
  • Patient wandering/tracking
  • Asset tracking/management
  • Patient entertainment/education
  • CATV/Medical Services
  • Biomedical systems infrastructure
  • Digital OR’s and Audio-Visual
Project Size
826,000 SF replacement hospital

Project Cost
$623 million

Technology Cost
$27 million

Project Completion
December 2014