Hospital construction reaches milestone |

Hospital construction reaches milestone

Special to the Daily When steelworkers top out a new building, traditions reign. So it was Thursday when St. Anthony officials and construction workers celebrated the topping out of the steel beam structure outlining the new St. Anthony Summit Medical Center under construction behind the County Commons, near Frisco. A flag and an evergreen tree are traditional adornments for the topping-out beam. The hospital is expected to open December 2005.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Steelworkers put the final beam in place Thursday in the construction of the new St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.The $40 million project is scheduled for completion in December 2005.

The new 90,000-square-foot hospital will contain 25 beds and an expanded state-of-the-art emergency department with 16 private treatment rooms and a Level III trauma designation. There will be two operating suites for inpatient surgical services as well as a dedicated C-section operating room within the labor and delivery unit.

Also included are laboratory services, a chapel and dietary services including a full-service cafeteria.St. Anthony Hospitals and Centura Health have provided health care services to Summit County residents for more than 25 years.

The current Summit Medical Center has continued to grow and treats more than 14,000 patients annually.Improved services at the new facility will reduce the need of residents to leave the county for services not available in existing facilities.”This project is a great example of people coming together for the purpose of creating a stronger community, said George Zara, St. Anthony Hospitals CEO. “We are extremely grateful to the many people in the community who have been very instrumental in making this project a reality.”

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