Responding to the healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation (Utah County is expected to grow from 500,000 residents in 2010 to 1.2 million in 2050), Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital will unveil its new hospital campus to the community on Saturday, Jan.12.
The centerpiece of the expansion and new campus at Utah Valley Hospital is the new Pedersen Patient Tower, which will open for patient care on January 27. The public is invited to tour the new facility two weeks prior to opening day.
A community open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 12 at Utah Valley Hospital, 1034 North 500 West, Provo, to celebrate this milestone.
Participants are asked to park on the south side of the hospital campus, which is best accessed from 800 North in Provo.
Those who attend will be able to tour the new facility, enjoy giveaways and refreshments and participate in health screenings for adults.
New areas included in the Pedersen Tower are:
Surgery & Interventional Services (operating rooms, cath & EP labs, gastroenterology (GI) lab, interventional radiology)
Neuro-shock-trauma ICU and Cardiovascular ICU
All patient rooms excluding Women’s and Children’s departments
River Rock Café
A key feature of the Pedersen Tower at Utah Valley Hospital is the size of the new patient room. Each room is nearly double the size of the existing medical/surgical rooms in the hospital’s East Tower. These new rooms provide plenty of space for caregivers to provide treatment and for family or friends to visit a patient during his or her hospital stay.
Completion of the Pedersen Tower represents substantial completion of the Hospital Replacement Project that began in 2015.
Goals of the Replacement Project were:
· Replace aging buildings with new seismically sound facilities
· Improve patient care by using evidence-based design concepts that support better treatment outcomes
· Relocate complimentary services lines within the hospital to be more closely aligned or combined
· Respond to the healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
Patients will move into the Pedersen Tower on January 27. Anyone coming to the Emergency Department that day will also be treated in the new location, which can be accessed on the south side of the new tower rather than along 300 West in Provo.
Final stage of the Replacement Project will be tearing down the existing East Tower to create a healing garden that includes outdoor eating space for the new River Rock Café. A new Laboratory area will also be created, and a pedestrian bridge will be built across 500 West.
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