April 26, 2012
Layton Construction Co., Inc. broke ground yesterday on the new MountainStar Lone Peak Hospital in Draper, Utah. The 113,000-square-foot ground-up hospital is anticipated to be complete in late 2013.
"Today is a joyous occasion, just the beginning of heavy lifting...that will result in a new hospital in Draper that we can call our own," John Hanshaw, president and CEO of HCA MountainStar Healthcare, said.
The three-story hospital will bring 30 beds to the southeastern communities of the Salt Lake Valley. The hospital will house four operating suites and a surgical suite, and one floor will be dedicated to obstetrics with 10 rooms for labor, delivery and recovery. Additionally, the facility will include a central utility plant and tie-ins to the existing Medical Office Building and satellite emergency department on the Lone Peak Medical Campus. The hospital is located on 40 acres and can continue to grow and expand in order to accommodate increasing healthcare in local communities, even once the hospital is completed.
The hospital is the second component of the phased Lone Peak Medical Campus being developed by MountainStar Healthcare. Layton was also responsible for the first phase's Lone Peak Emergency Center--the first satellite ED in the state of Utah--that opened in May 2010. In its first year of operation, the center served 10,000 patients. The new hospital will be a critical element in helping the growing community of Draper and other surrounding communities to thrive.
"This hospital is the No. 1 issue that we're so grateful for right now. This hospital will be our beacon anchor in this community," Darrell Smith, mayor of Draper City, said. "Today is huge for MountainStar and it's huge for our community."
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