The first major facilities project at St. John’s Medical Center in nearly a decade is now under way. Paid for in part by community support from the Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET), the St. John’s renovation and expansion project will improve patient care areas for cancer, surgery and obstetrical services. It is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
“This project will have tremendous benefits for our patients, and I’m pleased that we are moving forward with an appropriate scope and budget,” says St. John’s CEO Dr. Louis Hochheiser. “This facilities expansion will help ensure that patients can receive care close to home, when possible, by modernizing and expanding important clinical areas that have become outdated and unable to accommodate growing demand.”
The 2012-2013 St. John’s Medical Center facility expansion is essential so that patients can receive necessary medical care close to home. The project provides new and renovated space to meet increased patient demand for Cancer/Surgery Obstetrics services.
Patient demand for Cancer/Oncology services has increased 43% since 2003. A primary reason St. John’s is providing more cancer services than ever before is
the important affiliation with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
Patient demand for Surgery has increased 22% since 2000. More patients are now
able to receive the care they need at St. John’s because new surgeon specialists
in the community have reduced the need for patients to leave Jackson Hole for
Orthopedic, Urology, Ear/Nose/Throat and other common surgeries. Larger modernized operating rooms are necessary to accommodate the state-of-the-art surgery technology now available.
St. John’s is the only hospital delivering babies within nearly two hours distance by car, sometimes much longer on treacherous roads. The availability of Obstetrics services close to home is essential and vital to deliver newborns safely and protect the lives of mothers.
Parking: Parking and access to the northeast corner of the St. John's campus (east of the Emergency Department entrance) is closed. All other areas remain open.