Monday, December 18, 2017

New $65 million, 88-bed Idaho Falls Community Hospital to be built

A screenshot of the permit set's cover page.
Idaho Falls will see major work at Mountain View Hospital in 2018. The owner of the property, MPT Hospital LLC of Birmingham, Ala., has filed a permit with the city of Idaho Falls Building Department for a $65 million, 88-bed wing on the building's east end.

According to the specifications accompanying the permit, work will involve demolition of the existing Rosemark clinic attached to the hospital’s east end. In its place, there will be a new, three-story structure, plus basement and penthouse. The name of the hospital will be Idaho Falls Community Hospital, and will be a separate entity from Mountain View. The latter will see some remodeling in the lab, and a new lobby will be added to the front of the existing hospital, attached to both the existing and new hospital.

Site work is to include utilities, grading and rework, including an outdoor sunken dining area, an ambulance drop-off and a helipad. The hospital will require fully independent structural steel, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. The plan calls for the existing hospital to remain open, with minimal interference.

The general contractor for the project is Layton Construction of Sandy, Utah, and the architect is Architectural Nexus, a Salt Lake City company.