Utah Construction and Design Magazine will award the Budge Clinic with the 2015 Most Outstanding Healthcare-Large Project Award. An esteemed panel of nine industry professionals handed out awards to 31 projects from more than 85 submissions, including the LDS Provo City Center Temple, which earned the coveted ‘Project of the Year’ award. A recap of each of the 31 award-winning projects will be included in the December issue of Utah Construction and Design Magazine. The award ceremony will be held Tuesday, December 8.
Budge Clinic's roots date back to two brothers, Dr. TB Budge and Dr. DC Budge, who practiced medicine in Cache Valley beginning in the late 1800s. They went on to found the original Budge Clinic in 1905. Since then, Budge Clinic has transformed into the multi-specialty clinic we know today.
With the latest expansion, Budge Clinic more than doubles in size going from 45,000 square feet to 108,000 square feet. The expansion has given room for the hiring of much needed physicians in current medical offerings, including new specialties.
Operations Officer Jana Huffman says, “We’ve utilized the latest in medical research and architecture, taking advantage of a new setting for the care of our patients. For example, each exam room has two doors – one in which the patient enters and one in which the physician and staff enters. Everything is much more streamlined and will improve the experience for the patients in our new clinic space.” The new design brings the providers and staff closer together to work in an improved collaborative approach. Clinic spaces such as Pediatrics have been designed to better serve families. Besides exam rooms, there will be spaces for other kinds of care needs such as family counseling and care management.
The current building was also renovated, with the entire building completed October of 2015. A public open house was held in November 2015. The Budge Clinic has providers specializing in allergy, audiology, cardiology, dermatology, dietetics, ENT (otolaryngology), gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, psychology, rheumatology, sleep medicine, spine and back, sports medicine, urology, and wound care.
“This process has been highly rewarding,” continues Huffman. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s worth it to be able to offer the residents of Cache Valley the latest in clinical care and an opportunity to have more specialists in the valley.”