May 4, 2016

Veritas Management Group – with Pinkard Construction and H+L Architecture – celebrated the grand opening Thursday of the new Center at Northridge, a short-term rehabilitation/skilled nursing facility in Westminster.

Attendees included additional care community providers, The Center at Northridge’s Board of Directors, investing members, staff, Veritas Management Group, H+L Architecture, and Pinkard Construction’s project team.

The ceremony included a speech from Veritas’ Executive Director of Operations, Bob Esmas, who introduced The Center at Northridge team and spoke briefly about the services, admission criteria and care delivery model of The Center at Northridge.

The $16.8 million Center at Northridge is a high-end skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility with spacious surroundings and finishes and materials that rival high-end hotels. Services are geared toward patients who want to recover and get back to a normal, healthy lifestyle. Staffing is almost double that of a typical rehabilitation facility. 

The Center is a 75,700 sf, three-story, steel framed building on spread footings, stem walls, and three elevators – all on a 4.96 acre site. The second and third floors include 96 private patient suites with private bathrooms, piped in oxygen and individual thermostat controls.  Sixteen of these suites are conveniently located at the nurses’ station for closer observation and include medical vacuum systems. The first floor includes a rehabilitation gym, full-service kitchen and fine-dining area, salon, activity areas, large lobby and fireplace, and administrative/ office space.

Other building features include carpet tiles, ceramic floor tile, and quartz countertops in public spaces; patient rooms will have luxury plank vinyl tile, solid surface Corian® counters, custom, built-in wardrobes/armoires, and high end light fixtures throughout. Nursing stations feature custom millwork and tile accent walls. Rehabilitation and kitchen equipment were owner supplied and contracted.

The building exterior features a radiussed, 30-foot high curtainwall and aluminum storefront windows, EIFS, brick and stone veneer.

Sitework includes 10-foot over excavation with structural soil infill at footings, retaining walls and an asphalt parking lot. The gently sloping site offers unobstructed views of the Continental Divide.

About Veritas Management Group:  Veritas was created to bring to market a type of skilled nursing and rehabilitation company which breaks the mold of the standard long-term care facility. Veritas involves local physicians in their partnerships who insist on the highest standards of care and have the authority to make it happen.

Veritas has nine Centers either in the planning phase, under construction, or in operation in three states. Veritas’ Centers are typically some of Medicare’s highest-rated facilities. For more information, please contact Monte Murdock at or visit our website at

H+L Architecture is an innovative design firm that has established a diverse national portfolio over the past half-century, positioning itself as a leader among healthcare, education, advanced industries and senior life. Comprised of 60 architects, intern architects, interior designers, LEED Accredited professionals, and administrative staff; H+L has been in business for over 52 years.

About Pinkard Construction: With 54 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a leader in design-build and CM/GC services. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at