Intermountain Healthcare broke ground today on the Intermountain Hurricane Campus of St. George Regional Hospital, a freestanding emergency department in Hurricane, Utah, that will also include imaging center, lab services, rehabilitation services and family medicine and more.
“We are here to today to bring our first steps toward emergency services 24/7 to Hurricane and the surrounding communities,” said Cyndi Gilbert, Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital Board of Trustees Chair. “The opening of this Emergency Department will not only be an important resource to our community members, but the first responders who serve them.”
“We are so excited for the community,” said Jared Stevens, interim director for the emergency department at Intermountain St. George Hospital and the new Hurricane campus. “There are so many people who live and travel through that area, for them to have 24-hour care without traveling all the way to St. George will be tremendous.”
“We’ve been working on this a long time,” Hurricane Mayor John Bramall said. “When you have an emergency, being able to receive care within two to four minutes, instead of 20 minutes, makes a big difference. Our EMS teams do a great job and adding these services will save even more lives.”
The campus will be located at 75 N. 2260 West at the 28-acre site that already includes the Intermountain Hurricane Valley InstaCare and Clinic, built 15 years ago. The Hurricane Campus is designed as a satellite of St. George Hospital, the nearest level II trauma center.
The Emergency Department is expected to be completed in early 2022. Already located in the Hurricane Valley Clinic and InstaCare are Family Medicine, Lab, Rehabilitation, and Imaging Services which include mobile MRI, CT, X-Ray, mammography and ultrasound. When completed, the ED will be able to provide care for most injuries and illnesses and will have ready access to imaging, lab and in-facility pharmacy. More critical cases will be stabilized and transferred to the trauma center in St. George.
Freestanding emergency department in Hurricane, Utah, will include imaging center, lab services, rehabilitation services and family medicine and more.