DENVER (CBS4)– There’s a new hospital under construction that will cater to those living in the southern part of the Denver metro area and it’s just for kids.

The Children’s Hospital broke ground on its new south campus in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday. The facility will be located on Lucent Boulevard just south of C-470.

The 175,000 square foot building will include urgent care, surgery, inpatient and outpatient services.

The new facility won’t replace the existing hospital in Aurora but it will serve the large number of families living on the south side of town.

“This community is blessed with great hospitals but there’s only one in this entire state that’s dedicated solely to children,” said Children’s Hospital CEO Jim Shmerling.

The new hospital will open by the end of 2013.

(credit: CBS)


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