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University of Utah Specialty Care Center at Daybreak Celebrates Steel Topping Off

Jan. 14, 2011

A ceremonial steel topping off event marking the completion of structural steel work at the new University of Utah Specialty Care Center at Daybreak was held on Jan. 14, 2011. The new 208,000-square-foot facility, located at the Daybreak community in South Jordan, Utah, will provide the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley with access to primary, specialty and emergency health care services.

The final steel beam was adorned with an evergreen tree and American flag before it was lifted into place, part of an ancient Scandinavian tradition dating back to 700 A.D. that symbolizes prosperity and good luck. The event signifies that construction of the facility is at the halfway point and also serves as an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and safety of the workers.

The new three-story facility will house primary and emergency health care services including outpatient examination rooms, a surgical center with four operating suites, a pharmacy, a 24-hour-a-day emergency room and an AirMed helicopter landing pad to allow for the transfer of patients to the University of Utah Medical Center. It will be the University of Utah Health Care's largest off-campus facility.

Layton Construction Co., Inc. broke ground on the University of Utah Specialty Care Center at Daybreak in July 2010. The facility has been designed to achieve a LEED® Silver certification and is anticipated to open in the late fall of this year.

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