St. John's Expansion Project Information Portal

On August 17, 2010, Teton County residents approved SPET Proposition #4, granting St. John’s Medical Center $11.75 million in funding. SPET funds are an essential part of the financing formula for St. John's $26 million expansion project, which will provide new and renovated spaces to meet increased patient demand for Cancer, Surgery, and Obstetrics services.

Up-to-date information on the Expansion Project will be posted below as it becomes available.

Meet & Greet for Local Subcontractors

R. J. Griffin & Company, Construction Manager for this project, will be seeking bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the St. John’s Medical Center construction project. Jackson and surrounding area businesses are invited to attend a Pre-Construction Meet & Greet to learn more about opportunities associated with this upcoming project.

Presentation and Approval of the Preliminary Conceptual Plans for the Expansion at Special Board Meeting 2/10/11

Jim Johnston gave an overview of the plan design options that have been discussed in several meetings this week with the architects, physicians and hospital staff. Last night at a special public meeting of the Finance and Facilities Committees, the members voted to recommend Option 1A to be presented to the Board for their approval. After a short discussion, the Board approved a motion for the architects to move forward with schematic designs for Option 1A. This design can be viewed on the website under the Expansion portal at

Projected Cost Estimates

St. John's Medical Center - Potential additions and renovations projected cost estimates as of February 4, 2011.

Concept Plans - Option 1A

Project Option 1A - Scalable Image

St. John's Medical Center Concept Plan - Option 1A

Top Candidate for Hospital Expansion Construction Manager Selected

One of the nation's leading hospital construction management firms, R.J. Griffin & Company, a member of the JE Dunn Construction Group, has emerged as the top-ranked candidate to manage the construction of the St. John's Medical Center $25.9 million expansion and renovation. The Board of Trustees has authorized the hospital staff to negotiate a contract with Griffin. "Upgrading a hospital without disrupting its service to the public is a highly technical undertaking,” said St. John’s Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Tennican.

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SJMC Board Approves Local Architect for Project

After deciding on a lead architect in October of 2010 (ESa), the Construction Committee has been busy interviewing 4 well qualified local architects. ESa, the lead firm, has recommended Jackson's Hawtin Jorgensen Architects PC (HJA).