Utah Valley Regional Medical Center recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to build the future of healthcare for its $430-million hospital replacement project.
The project includes a 12-story patient tower that replaces the existing seven-story structure and a nine-story outpatient building that will provide space for Intermountain physician clinics, as well as several critical outpatient hospital services.
Designed by HDR Architects with Jacobsen Construction as the builders, the new patient tower and outpatient building will feature:
• Larger patient rooms, which are all private and include large windows with views of the valley and surrounding mountains
• Treatment space that brings together hospital services that are now spread out across the facility
• “On-stage” and “off-stage” areas so certain hospital operations not directly involving the patient do not disrupt the patient or visitor experience
• Educational and exercise space where patients and their families can learn more about living healthier lives
The project also includes several features that focus on healing and wellness, including stairwells that are pleasant to use and full of natural light, a large pond and waterfall for visitors and patients to enjoy and a walking path around the campus.
Posted July 1, 2015