Construction will begin in June on a new Intermountain Healthcare hospital campus in Hurricane, which includes a separate emergency room.
The new Intermountain Hurricane Campus at St. George’s Regional Hospital is scheduled to open on June 16 at 75 N. 2260 to the west on a 28-acre site that already houses InstaCare and the Intermountain Hurricane Valley Clinic. , built 15 years ago, according to a statement. of Intermountain Healthcare.
“With rapid growth in eastern Washington County, improving access to health care is a priority,” said Mitch Cloward, administrator of Intermountain St. Regional Hospital. George. “In addition to growth, millions of tourists pass through this area annually visiting Zion, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and other scenic destinations. Adding this 24-hour emergency service to Highway 9 will help meet the growing need for emergency care. ”
The Hurricane campus is supposed to have been designed and equipped as a satellite of St. George, which is the nearest level II trauma center. The new campus would also include an imaging center, pharmacy, lab services, rehabilitation services and family medicine practices, according to the statement, which indicates there would be room for additional services as the community grows.
“St. George Regional Hospital’s Intermountain Hurricane campus will bring high-quality home care at a similar cost to comparable services in St. George,” Cloward said. “We have been looking forward to this expansion for a long time and we are delighted to invite everyone to make their way with us at 8am on June 16th.”
Hurricane Mayor John Bramall said the new services would mark a significant improvement in access for local residents.
“When you have an emergency, being able to be cared for in two or four minutes instead of 20 minutes makes a difference,” he said. “Our EMS teams do a great job and adding these services will save even more lives.”
It is estimated that construction will be completed by the end of 2022.
“This community is a wonderful place to live and people move there every day,” Cloward said. “We are thrilled to be able to help them live the healthiest life possible.”