October 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Communications Director, Ogden Regional Medical Center
PR Director, MountainStar Healthcare
MountainStar is Building another Satellite Emergency Center
Its newest ED will serve Davis County and surrounding communities
Salt Lake City, UT (Oct. 23, 2012) – MountainStar Healthcare has received funding from its parent company, HCA, to build another satellite emergency center to meet the increasing need for emergency care in Davis County, Utah. In 2010, MountainStar opened the first satellite ED in the state, Lone Peak Emergency Center. It is conveniently located in Draper to serve that growing community.
“We continue to develop the MountainStar network in innovative ways to ensure that residents along the Wasatch Front have adequate choices for high-quality healthcare,” says John Hanshaw, president, MountainStar Healthcare.
Planning has been underway for several years during which time administrators at MountainStar and Ogden Regional Medical Center analyzed communities throughout Utah. They identified Davis County as a highly populated area where an increasing demand for emergency medical care often leads to longer wait times in area hospitals. According to Davis County, it is the fastest growing of the four major urban communities along the Wasatch Front and is projected to build out with a population near 390,000 by the year 2030.
As a result of its analysis, MountainStar petitioned HCA for funding to build a new satellite ED in this rapidly expanding county, and recently received approval. A search to identify a specific location that will best serve people who live and work in the region is underway.
MountainStar plans call for an approximately 8,000 square-foot satellite emergency center that will represent a multi-million dollar investment in Davis County. It will be staffed by experienced, board-certified emergency medicine specialists, 24 hours per day; seven days a week.
“When its doors are open, the new satellite emergency center will expedite the delivery of high-quality emergency services to patients from surrounding communities,” says Mark Adams, CEO at Ogden Regional Medical Center. “It will also lessen demands on other area emergency departments and decrease wait times for patients. Most important, it will reduce the time it takes for first responders to bring patients to the closest hospital. Our history of quality emergency care, coupled with our strong trauma services will be readily available to complement and support a coordinated network of emergency center care in Northern Utah.”
The satellite ED will help local emergency service providers in the area to function more efficiently. First responders and ambulances will be able to return to the field quicker, react faster to additional 911 calls, and better meet the area’s ED needs. It will also extend Utah’s network of emergency care providers in the event of a natural disaster, disease outbreak, or other types of statewide or community emergencies.
Nationwide, a great majority of healthcare is delivered in primary care and outpatient settings. Recognizing this trend, MountainStar is establishing outpatient services throughout Utah, including satellite EDs and fully equipped imaging and surgery centers.
About Ogden Regional Medical Center
Ogden Regional Medical Center is one of only two in Utah to be named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters in 2012. This MountainStar hospital was also named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission this year. It is one of only three hospitals in Utah to achieve the 2012 Maternity Care Excellence Award™ from HealthGrades, a national healthcare rating organization. This 238-bed hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and a Certified Stroke Center. Ogden Regional Medical Center.
In addition to this hospital, MountainStar Healthcare includes the only satellite emergency department in Utah, Lone Peak Emergency Center, as well Brigham City Community Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, and Mountain View Hospital in Utah. It also includes Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, West Valley Medical Center (Boise), Alaska Regional Hospital and a growing number of physician, surgery and imaging centers. MountainStar Healthcare
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