FREDERICK - The $9 million Indian Peaks Medical Center has opened near the intersection of Colorado Highway 52 and Interstate 25 in Weld County.

The 36,000-square-foot center at 4943 Highway 52 in Frederick includes primary-care, cardiology and diagnostics departments. Medical office space is on the second floor. The building sits on a 70-acre site that one day is expected to include a hospital and a separate, stand-alone emergency department.

An open house is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, at the medical center. Doctors employed by Milestone Medical Group, a service of Longmont United Hospital, and from Front Range Orthopedics & Spine, with offices in Lafayette, will practice from the medical center, according to information on the Longmont United Hospital website.

An entity called Carbon Valley Healthcare Holdings Corp. owns the land and leases it to Longmont United Hospital. Carbon Valley Healthcare Holdings is a 50-50 joint venture between Longmont United Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System in Fort Collins. The building was constructed and is owned by Longmont United Hospital.
Longmont United Hospital plans to spend as much as $6 million on equipment and services for the medical center, said Neil Bertrand, chief financial officer at Longmont United Hospital.

H+L Architecture's team in Denver managed the project. Fransen-Pittman Construction Co. Inc. in Denver was the general contractor.