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Jordan Valley Medical Center Expansion is Complete

Jan. 30, 2009

A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held on Jan. 29, 2009 for a 97,000-square-foot, $42 million expansion to Jordan Valley Medical Center. Layton Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor for the project and Perkins & Will served as architect. Construction began in September 2007.

"Layton has been a great partner for us," Bryanie W. Swilley, CEO of Jordan Valley Medical Center, said at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The three-story addition greatly enhances the services the busy hospital is able to provide residents in the growing southwestern part of the Salt Lake Valley. The expansion includes:

  • Three new patient floors
  • 10 additional critical care beds
  • 15 new beds in the emergency department
  • 88 new inpatient beds
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Two new operating suites
  • New, fully automated laboratory
  • Redesigned outpatient cardiology center

The new three-story tower was built with safety and stability in mind--the facility is a moment frame structure, meaning there are no diagonal braces and the 90-degree steel connections will withstand a moment force such as lateral winds or earthquake forces.

The hospital changed its name from Jordan Valley Hospital to Jordan Valley Medical Center when construction on the expansion began to reflect its expanded services. Layton has constructed a quality facility that allows the medical center to provide patients with the best care possible in a comfortable, inviting environment.

"[This building] is impressive and reflects [our] status as a medical center," Garner B. Meads, M.D., Governing Board Chairman for Jordan Valley Medical Center, said at the ceremony. "But what happens in this building is far more important than the structure itself."

Layton Construction has a long-standing relationship with Jordan Valley Medical Center.

In March 2006, Layton completed a 2,500-square-foot angio catheter lab for the hospital, which included an associated observation room and computer room along with offices, a changing room and consultation room.

In March 2007, Layton completed a Medical Office Building (MOB) Surgical Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center. The project provided the hospital with an additional three operating rooms, two gastroenterology labs and 6,500 square feet of new physical therapy space, including a state-of-the-art physical therapy pool. The MOB was a main level tenant improvement build-out within an existing structure with working tenants on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Night work and weekend construction activities were coordinated into the schedule in order to minimize disruptions to existing tenants.

Healthcare continues to be a booming market segment for Layton Construction, with a current backlog of more than $750 in healthcare projects.

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