PAYSON, UTAH – Mountain View Hospital will open its newly expanded and renovated emergency department on Nov. 14. Thousands of patients are treated in its ED each year and that number has significantly increased over the past few years. Hospital administrators expect the need for emergency care to rise as the number of people in south Utah County grows.
“We now have the means to provide a broad range of emergency care services faster to even more people,” commented Kevin Johnson, CEO at Mountain View Hospital. “This state-of-the-art expansion combined with our award-winning ED processes will help us to deliver care in the most effective manner possible.”
The new ED represents a $5.5 million commitment to the patients and families this hospital serves. At more than 10,000 sq. ft., it is now more than double its previous size. The room count has increased by 50 percent to 15 total and additional rooms can be opened when needed.
The department now features secure fast track triage rooms, two large trauma rooms, pediatric-friendly rooms, and a bereavement room. The expansion brings unique psychiatric care rooms with lock-down capability and an isolation room for infectious disease control to this community hospital.
The renovation also provides greater privacy to patients and their families and more space for medical staff members to work in. Security in this department was increased with improved monitoring, alert and communication systems.
“Our updated ED is a place where our team of physicians and nurses can do an even better job of providing care in a most personable and compassionate way,” stated Johnson. “Together with emergency medical services teams, Mountain View Hospital will continue to meet this community’s needs for care whenever a medical emergency happens.”
Started in January of this year, the completion of the expansion project was celebrated on Nov. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. It was attended by local dignitaries and members of the general public.