August 6, 2013
Layton Construction Co., Inc. has contributed another great facility to the existing healthcare options within the Salt Lake Valley with its construction of the HCA MountainStar Lone Peak Hospital in Draper.
Layton Construction, a leader in healthcare construction, attended the hospital’s grand opening on July 30, 2013, and Lone Peak Hospital began serving patients on July 31.
The new 118,000-square-foot 30-bed hospital is designed to expand in order to meet future needs of the surrounding communities as the population of the metropolitan area continues to grow. Ten spacious and nicely furnished labor, delivery and recovery suites will provide comfortable accommodations for new mothers. Operating rooms are designed for orthopedic and surgical practices, and 20 medical/surgery beds are available for patient recovery.
Forecasting and strategic planning for the hospital also included construction of a medical office building on the site two years earlier, which houses a full-service Emergency Department. The new hospital, by design, is connected to the Medical Office Building, Emergency Department and laboratory facilities also located in that building. The hospital will bring inpatient services, especially in the areas of obstetric care and surgery services.
Construction of the hospital was challenging, especially trying to meet the schedule expected by the HCA management team. Layton Construction’s team developed a schedule to complete the hospital in less than 14 months. Construction managers dealt with poor quality native soils that required the use of geo-piers and spread footings to support the building’s primary columns. Structural engineering design incorporated concrete-encased steel moment frame grade beams between the column bases with patented Side-Plate connections to meet seismic requirements. Despite these challenges, Layton Construction finished the hospital ahead of schedule and under budget. 4,500 cubic yards of concrete and 1,460 tons of steel were used in its construction.
Although HCA has six other hospital facilities in the state of Utah, Lone Peak Hospital fills a void in the geographic region where healthcare has not been previously offered by their network. Healthcare providers have long since realized that healthcare is best received when the care is delivered to the patients with facilities close to home. Now, one of seven MountainStar hospitals can be reached within 30 minutes along the Wasatch Front from Brigham City to Payson.
Healthcare just took a step up in the Salt Lake Valley with the opening of this hospital. Layton Construction is fortunate to build healthcare facilities across the country, and it’s also a privilege to build one just a few short miles away from company headquarters.