February 11 – American Fork – American Fork Hospital and Intermountain Medical Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will mark the start of construction on an 84,000-square-foot hospital expansion as well as an 85,400-square-foot Multispecialty Clinic.
The hospital expansion will include eight new operating rooms and 21 emergency room bays. The need for the expansion comes in response to the growing community and the increasing number of local residents who no longer travel north or south for treatment. With new roads in the area such as Pioneer Crossing, it’s much faster to get to American Fork Hospital. Thirteen new surgeons have also joined the hospital’s Medical Staff in the last five years. Projections show north Utah County will grow 30 percent by the year 2020.
“Northern Utah County has seen tremendous growth in the past five years that we anticipate will continue,” said Mike Olson, hospital administrator/CEO. “This expansion will help us continue to provide essential services to the growing number of residents in a convenient and efficient manner.”
The Multispecialty Clinic will be the new home for many Intermountain Medical Group physicians whose offices are scattered throughout northern Utah County. The new building will also house 12 different clinics with services ranging from an InstaCare to pediatrics to orthopedics. The new clinic will include 97 exam rooms, five laboratory draw areas and digital imaging suites.
“We appreciate the hard work of our doctors and clinic staff in north Utah County. It’s been exciting to give them an opportunity to plan this new space. There can be a great energy from having many caregivers come together in one building that’s designed specifically for their unique patients,” said Jacque Durfey, assistant operations director, Intermountain Medical Group.
Completion of the hospital expansion and Multispecialty Clinic is expected by fall 2014.
For more information, please contact Janet Frank at (801) 357-7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.