Ribbon Cutting for expansion of local hospital

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- On Thursday, a Fruita hospital celebrated the opening of their new medical facility, and their aim....no opioids to treat pain.

The new medical facility at the Colorado Canyons and Medical Center wants to avoid opioids, in hopes that the number of overdoses in the community will decrease.

Instead, they will use different treatments like injections, stimulators, and acupuncture to help ease the pain that a patient may have.

The new addition is 20,000 square ft. and costs around $8.5 million dollars.

"I think this is a very exciting day for the community and all of our staff. It allows us to combine a lot of our services into one campus to create a one-stop shop for most of our services here at Family Health West,” says President and CEO Korrey Klein M.D.

Officials say patients can also look forward to physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

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