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Centura Health breaks ground on $11 million emergency clinic in Avon

Centura Health will open a 24/7 emergency medical center in Avon in summer 2016.
Courtesy NexCore Group |

The parent organization of Summit County’s hospital is branching out to provide emergency medical services in Eagle County.

Centura Health announced June 24 that it will invest $11 million in a new 24/7 emergency center and medical space in Avon.

National health care real estate developer NexCore Group broke ground June 10 on the three-story, 50,000-square-foot medical building in the Buck Creek Medical Plaza near Interstate 70 and Buck Creek Road.

Centura’s 12,000-square-foot emergency center inside the building is scheduled to open to the area’s residents and visitors by June 30, 2016.

Sharon Burnette, Centura group director of marketing and communications, said she expects the center will draw some people who now visit the Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) in Vail and the VVMC’s urgent care clinic in Avon, which is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The new center was driven by a community needs assessment produced by the Eagle County Public Health Department, Burnette said, which outlined resident and visitor demographics, a need for 24/7 care in Avon and an opportunity for more preventative health care.

Centura plans to integrate the new center with the Centura Health system, further aligning providers and creating systems that support improved care coordination and communication across all specialties and care settings.

Centura Health operates St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Summit County, one of 15 hospitals and 11 Affiliate Hospitals in its network.

The organization’s entry into Eagle brings access to Colorado’s largest health care and trauma care networks, including the Flight For Life air ambulance service.

The move to Avon follows VVMC’s 2014 opening of a specialty medical clinic in Frisco.

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