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Ground is Broken on University of Utah Health Care South Jordan Health Center

July 28, 2010

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on July 27, 2010 for a new health center that will be located in the heart of the Daybreak community in South Jordan, Utah, which will be part of the University of Utah Health Care system. Layton Construction will serve as the construction manager/general contractor for the project.

"This [facility] has been a dream of ours for the last for years. It establishes services for this part of the valley whose growth is so explosive," Dr. Susan Terry, medical director of the new health center, said at the groundbreaking.

The new three-story South Jordan Health Center, the first on a planned 50-acre medical campus, will house primary and emergency health care services, including outpatient examination rooms, a surgical center with four operating suites, pharmacy, a 24-hour-a-day emergency room and an AirMed helicopter landing pad to transport patients to the University of Utah Medical Center. Specialty services at the center will be provided by the University's Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Moran Eye Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Orthopaedic Center. The center will be the University of Utah Health Care's largest off-campus facility.

Additionally, the 208,000-square-foot facility will be located at the future site of one of three TRAX stations in the Daybreak community in the southwestern part of the Salt Lake Valley, providing convenient access for staff and patients and the ability to ride TRAX from Daybreak all the way to the University of Utah's main campus in Salt Lake. The site is also adjacent to the future Mountain View Corridor freeway.

The South Jordan Health Center has been designated to achieve a LEED® Silver certification, joining the six other buildings within the Daybreak community that have or will be built to meet LEED specifications. Anticipated to open in the late fall of 2011, the health center will employ 300 physicians and staff to serve the fast-growing community in and around Daybreak.

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