SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – After more than three years of construction, Intermountain Healthcare’s Alta View Hospital $140 million campus and renovation-expansion project, the largest healthcare construction project currently underway in the Salt Lake Valley, is nearly finalized and ready to open to the community.
The campus expansion and renovation, which includes a major clinic expansion (completed in 2017) and an updated hospital tower, had two aims:
1) Greater community access to better meet the needs of the growing communities in the Southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley, including Sandy, Draper, and Cottonwood Heights
2) Combining and expanding medical services to better serve patients
Greater community access to medical care
Providing additional quality healthcare services close to home is a major purpose of the renovation of the Alta View hospital campus. The renovation will allow members of the community to get care for the majority of healthcare services they need without leaving their neighborhood – from day-to-day health concerns to urgent and emergency care.
The renovation and expansion project improves access to a wider range of specialties and new technology on the Alta View campus and is designed to offer patients the services they need in a one-stop shop format. Historically, hospital and clinic services were peppered throughout the campus and even Sandy City. Now, patients will be able to transition easily from their primary care physician to specialty care and on to services offered in the hospital, like imaging and surgical services.
Timeline and services:
Alta View Clinic: Opened in December 2017, offering a full range of services at the four-story, 170,000 square foot clinic, including: InstaCare and KidsCare, podiatry, diabetes, family medicine, retail optical shop, allergy, cardiology, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, gastroenterology, general surgery, imaging services, internal medicine, lab and phlebotomy, oculoplastics, ophthalmology and optometry, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, plastic surgery, pulmonology, senior services, sports medicine, women’s services, and urology.
“We were coming for a space that was small very small and they used offices transformed into operating rooms. There just wasn’t a good flow,” said Amy Rhodes, Alta View Hospital Operating Room Nurse Manager.
“This new tower is a beautiful gift to the community from Intermountain Healthcare. After 37 years of serving the community well the Alta View campus was ready to be renovated,” said Lisa Paletta, RN is the Alta View Hospital Administrator.
“So excited. A little bit scared just because it’s new and there are some unknowns. We’re really looking forward to space and the technology that surrounds us to actually give the care that we’re used to giving in a cramped space and we can do it right from the beginning,” said Terry Davis, Emergency Departments Nurse Manager.
“It’s just remarkable the equipment and everything. But I think still the base of it all is the people that make it and our staff. Many of them are so excited to move into this building and it’s so awesome for them to have the space to work in and take care of our patients,” said Pam Kelley, RN.
Alta View Hospital: The renovated hospital will open to the public on Feb. 2. The renovation revitalizes the look of the campus and includes improvements in technology, patient flow, larger patient rooms, and more. Features include:
- A four-story patient tower to house a number of hospital services
- A more modern and attractive facility and campus
- Spacious inpatient rooms
- State-of-the-art surgical suites
More information about the Alta View Hospital campus renovation and expansion project can be found online at www AltaViewHospital.org/construction.