Economic Development News
To better meet the community’s growing need for local healthcare services, MountainStar Healthcare is building Utah’s newest satellite emergency department right here in Taylorsville City. It will be named “St. Mark’s Hospital Taylorsville Emergency Center” because the new facility will operate as a department of St. Mark’s Hospital. That means an experienced team of emergency medicine specialists will bring its knowledge and proven expertise to our neighborhood.
The fourth of its kind in Utah, the new satellite ED will provide comprehensive, hospital-based emergency services. It will certainly be beneficial and convenient to have this level of medical care in Taylorsville City! Similar to other satellite EDs across the country, it will not be attached to a hospital building but will be equipped and staffed to deliver high-quality patient care.
“This new emergency department is yet another example of our commitment to Utah and to providing an exceptional patient experience,” states Greg R. Angle, president of MountainStar Healthcare. “Our strategic growth plan focuses on increasing access to quality healthcare where it’s needed and in a variety of settings and locations.”
The St. Mark’s Hospital Taylorsville Emergency Center will be located at 5400 South and 2700 West in Taylorsville City, just south of the city’s Fire Station 118 and City Hall. You can watch as it is built over the course of the upcoming year. The new facility is expected to open by the end of 2015.
“Satellite EDs are a key to improving timely access to high-quality emergency care when appropriate, while significantly reducing wait times,” says Steve Bateman, CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital. “Our newest ED will be conveniently located close by to better serve people who live and work in Taylorsville and surrounding neighborhoods. We are excited to become a valued citizen in this city.”
When the new satellite ED is completed, it will offer 10 patient exam rooms for anyone in our city who needs emergency care. Experienced, board-certified physicians associated with St. Mark’s Hospital will deliver medical services in this new location on a 24/7 basis.
It is reassuring to know that the physicians, nurses, and other staff of St. Mark’s at the new ED will be able to quickly diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions such as chest pain and stroke. They can also treat other types of emergency medical emergencies, including traumatic injuries. The facility will also feature comprehensive imaging services, including computerized tomography (CT scan), X-ray, and ultrasound as well as a fully-equipped medical laboratory. This technology helps the specialists to diagnosis and treat patients accurately —and fast!
The St. Mark’s Hospital team expects that most patients will return home after being treated at the new facility. It’s good to know that there is a streamlined process for transferring anyone who needs more specialized care. When transport or further care is necessary, patients will be able to choose to go to St. Mark’s or another hospital of their choice with ease and efficiency.
St. Mark’s is one of seven hospitals located along the Wasatch Front that are part of the MountainStar Healthcare network. In 1872, St. Mark’s was the first hospital in Utah. In 2010, it was the first in the state to operate a satellite ED when MountainStar established the St. Mark’s Hospital Lone Peak Emergency Center in Draper City.