The new 600,000-square-foot Patient Tower will be 25 percent larger than what we have today and will provide the most contemporary healthcare setting in the region.
New Patient Rooms
The patient room is where the delivery of care is undergoing more change than at any other time in history. Advancing technology, infection control, patient and family experience, and caregiver efficiency are vital concerns in the new patient room, and Utah Valley Hospital is taking steps to overhaul its design to allow for the best outcomes possible. The 236 new patient rooms will be substantially enhanced.
- 36 beds per unit allow for maximum flexibility that will accommodate a greater variety of healthcare needs into the future.
- Much larger single-patient rooms to accommodate advanced equipment, improve healing, and provide a comfortable environment for families, nurses and caregivers.
- Emphasis on bright, therapeutic and pleasant surroundings enhanced by natural light and views.
The new patient tower will consolidate surgical and radiology services along with featuring a series of enhancements. The consolidation means operating rooms, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, interventional radiology suites, and GI labs will be proximally located in one common area. The size of the new surgical service will double to 100,000 square feet, and the number of operating rooms will increase from 14 to 19.
Utah Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department is the busiest in the area with nearly 50,000 visits annually. Also, it proudly stands as Utah County’s only Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage of all major medical specialties, including neurosurgical, orthopedic, plastic and general surgery, qualifying it as a Level II trauma center.
In the upcoming hospital replacement project, the Emergency Department will expand from 23,000 to 30,000-square-feet and move from 28 to 38 exam rooms, including four dedicated trauma rooms. The Emergency Department will represent the most contemporary setting in emergency services, leading to improved patient outcomes. Based on projections through 2020, the new Emergency Department is designed to accommodate the demands of future population growth.
- Ample space for upgraded technology and equipment.
- More private space for patients and families.
- Better, faster access to critically needed care.
- More efficient, spacious work areas for physicians and staff.