"Honestly, we didn't know they were looking at it," said Pam Brock, PVHS's vice president of marketing and strategic planning.
"When they made their announcement, we were in the middle of subsidence studies of some properties in the area."
Because the Tri-Towns of Frederick, Firestone and Dacono are in a former coal-mining region, the area is honeycombed with old mineshafts.
said the first piece of property the partners looked at was rejected because of possible unstable soil.
"That area is projected to be the fastest-growing area in Northern Colorado and it certainly was a few years ago," Brock
said a site plan is being developed for the campus and she
could not predict whether it would include a full-service hospital.
The first building to be constructed will likely be an urgent care facility, she
"Long term - 10 years or longer down the road - we'd like to provide as full-service a campus as possible, based on the need and the number of rooftops," she
said the partners are planning to do a groundbreaking on the site during the second quarter of 2011 and open the first campus facility in the second quarter of 2012.