Park City Medical Center expanding |

Park City Medical Center expanding

Submitted by Park City Medical CenterThis time of year, many are focused on tying the perfect ribbon. But at Park City Medical Center, the focus last week was on cutting ribbons. The hospital recently held a small ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the

The additional rooms give the hospital some breathing room and come just in time for the busy winter season. "We continue to grow and see more patients each year," noted Si Hutt, administrator at Park City Medical Center. "We’ve been at capacity a few times the last two winters, so we felt it was time to build out these additional rooms earlier than we initially planned."

The new patient rooms, located in former shelled space on the hospital’s third floor, are just a small part of the hospital’s overall expansion. Last week the hospital broke ground on a new, 82,000 square-foot building, largely dedicated to wellness. The new building will be LEED-certified and house medical offices, an expanded LiVe Well Center, and a community education center with seating for up to 500 people. The new education center will be used for health promotion, engaging the community in discussions about lifestyle and exercise medicine, prevention and wellness research, nutrition and other important health-related topics.

"We appreciate the trust and confidence that the community has placed in Park City Medical Center and that more and more people are choosing to stay on the Wasatch Back, and even come up from the valley, for their healthcare," added Hutt. "We will continue to add services and facilities to meet growing patient demand and provide extraordinary care and service to our patients."

The new building is expected to be complete in the fall of 2016.