Pagosa Springs Medical Center Announces Opening of New Outpatient Wing

By Jesse Hensle

Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) is nearing completion of the new outpatient wing set to open this coming Monday, April 10.

The soon to be unveiled addition has just a few remaining finishing touches before PSMC will seek its full Certificate of Occupancy from the Town of Pagosa Springs. Completion of the wing is part of Phase I of the medical center’s master facilities plan.

A grand opening ceremony will be held on June 17 from 10am to 2pm.

PSMC unveiled the new wing to excited employees and their families at an open house on Monday March 20. Kent and Stacey Heath check out the downstairs waiting area. Photos courtesy of Pagosa Photography.

The new two-story wing will house the medical center’s clinic and features 28 exams rooms for primary care, two exam rooms for subspecialty services, two procedure rooms for orthopedic and minor surgical services, and two rooms for behavioral health consultations.

“It is truly remarkable to see a shared vision come to a reality.” says PSMC CEO Brad Cochennet “The new addition is a culmination of the efforts of many stakeholders. From community members, to donors, to board members of the past and present, and of course our staff and healthcare providers. In the end, I could not be more pleased with the design and functionality of the wing. The opportunity to have all of our clinic healthcare providers in a unified area allows us to continue to elevate our patient care. With each step we take, we seek to make our community healthcare better.”

Centralized Registration area for all services.

In the new clinic the healthcare providers will have dedicated exam rooms and increased space for the nurses and medical assistants. There will also be a centralized registration area for all services and three spacious waiting areas with additional seating in the foyer next to a stone encased fireplace. In addition, the medical center will now have a single entrance under a new weather shielding canopy.

The wing will be decorated with art submitted by local and regional artists. All artwork will be available for sponsorship until June 19th. Sponsored art will be put on permanent display with a plaque to denote the sponsor and artist.

Outpatient Wing Enhancements at a glance:

  • Centralized registration for all services
  • 28 Primary Care exam rooms
  • 2 Subspecialty services exam rooms
  • 2 Procedure rooms
  • Increased waiting areas for Lab and Primary Care
  • Capacity to add additional services

We are all proud to be able to help usher in the next chapter of healthcare with our community. To be a part of expanding your local medical center donate to the Dr. Mary Fisher Medical Foundation at

Dr. Brown and family smile with approval. Pictured Dr. Brown, Jen Brown, Karina Brown.


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