Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association
The Association Mission
Enhance the prosperity and quality of life in our community by promoting development of health care facilities, services, and programs.
About the PPRMCA
The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association (PPRMCA) is a nonprofit Association that was formed by Teller County citizens to continuously nurture the development of a high quality and robust infrastructure of medical care providers, facilities, and services for our community.
In 1998, our community was seriously underserved by medical care resources. That problem adversely affected our economy, our safety and security, and even the personal health of many citizens.
Several citizen leaders formed an organization to transform a weakness into strength in the form of a quality medical care community comprised of a spectrum of providers anchored by a full service hospital and surgery center with a 24x7x365 Emergency/trauma center.
Those founding leaders set ground rules for the new Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association that would help ensure that we build a high quality infrastructure that would be sustainable for the very long term.
The effort from the beginning and through today has been a grass roots collaboration that did not depend on tax revenue or local government subsidies. The citizens of our community enabled the Campus development themselves, through generous donations of time and money. They are proudly recognized on a beautiful glass donor sculpture in the hospital lobby.
A long effort of studying the market, the needs, and the alternatives for financing a Hospital led to the opening of the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital on a 20 acre campus at the edge of Woodland Park. The hospital’s opening in October 2007, began the fulfillment of the Association’s vision of using the Hospital as the anchor facility to help recruit new providers and new services throughout the region.
Today, the Medical Campus is home to the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and the adjacent Woodland Medical Center building, which is home to over a dozen provider businesses. Other facilities will be developed on the Association’s Campus as the plan unfolds. A major next step is the development of a state-of-the-art 80-unit Skilled Nursing Center – Forest Ridge Senior Living, scheduled to open in 2015.
PPRMCA Mission Accomplishments
The Association’s accomplishments so far have been the catalyst for development of a medical service community that generates $18 million in local payroll for over 220 high quality jobs. The quality of life benefit to the community is remarkable. Everyone now enjoys an increased peace of mind knowing it is there, and many citizens owe their lives to quality treatment received right here in Teller County.
That weakness of 1998 has indeed been dramatically transformed into a major strength for our community as a home for citizens and businesses. The work continues to guard what has been accomplished and further strengthen our community’s healthcare infrastructure.
PPRMCA was Founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) corporation.
PPRMCA Completed development of Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in September 2007.
PPRMCA built and owns the 20 acre campus and hospital facility and has an operating partnership with Iasis Healthcare which owns and runs the hospital business.
PPR Hospital is a Grass roots development with no tax revenue dependence and no government ownership.
The PPR Medical Campus includes a Medical Office Building and sites for four additional facilities.
PPRMCA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens
Teller County’s First Medical Directory Now Available
The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association has published the first resource of Teller County’s growing list of medical professionals. The Teller County Medical Directory is available now for the public, businesses and medical professionals.