Friday, June 24, 2016

Dixie Regional Medical Center breaks ground on ambitious expansion

The official groundbreaking was recently held for Dixie Regional Medical Center’s latest building project, a 406,000 square-foot expansion project.

The expansion features a four-level tower west of the existing hospital’s Emergency Room entrance, which will support labor and delivery services, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and postpartum care, as well as imaging clinics and space for behavioral health patients.

On the southeast side of the hospital, by 700 South / Foremaster Drive, another four-story tower will provide space for adult Intensive Care Unit patients, wound care as well as pediatric and neurological patient beds. An addition on the hospital’s northeast side will provide new space for care related to the Emergency Room and the Operating Room. Altogether, the expansion doubles the size of DRMC’s facilities and will provide the campus with more than a million square feet of building space.

The expansion will also include about 50,000 square feet of renovation and about 117,000 square feet of new building space for Southern Utah’s burgeoning cancer research and treatment efforts — a three-story structure that will be situated northeast of the main hospital building between it and Dixie State University’s Taylor Health Science facility. The Spectrum