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Join St. Luke's for Unveiling of New Magic Valley Medical Center

By Ken Dey, News and Community
April 28, 2011

Join St. Luke’s Health System for the Official Unveiling of the New St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center

-Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will participate in dedication of $238 million facility-

What: After more than four years of planning and construction, St. Luke’s Health System will open the doors to its $238 million, 700,000 square foot  St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center on May 21. In preparation for that opening, a dedication and community celebration is planned for, Friday, May 6.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 6. (Tours of the facility for dignitaries will take place from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, when the formal dedication ceremony begins. Media is invited to participate in the morning tours. )

Where: New St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road, corner of Grandview and Pole Line, Twin Falls.

Why: The new St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center represents the first phase of the estimated $1.27 billion St. Luke’s Health System expects to invest across its service area over the next decade. The Magic Valley Medical Center is one of the largest construction projects in Idaho and the first new full-service hospital built by St. Luke’s in over a decade. The construction of the hospital supported more than 1,600 direct construction jobs and another 840 indirect jobs created by suppliers and construction related services provided to St. Luke’s. It’s estimated that the project had a more than $600 million impact on the Idaho economy.

Who: St. Luke’s Health System CEO Dr. David Pate will be joined by St. Luke’s Magic Valley CEO Jim Angle, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and other dignitaries to welcome the community to the new facility. The event will culminate with the official blessing and dedication of the new hospital.

Visuals: The new Magic Valley Medical Center features a number of unique environmental features including roof-top gardens, photo cells that adjust lighting, and a nature-inspired interior design that mirrors the many faces of nature found in the Twin Falls area. Trees used at the project were cultivated by students in the College of Southern Idaho’s horticulture program. St. Luke’s Magic Valley is also introducing Idaho’s most advanced cancer treatment technology including the Novalis linear accelerator, which allows for pinpoint treatment of some of the most difficult to treat cancers.

To see photos of the new hospital visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stlukeshealthsystem/sets/72157626342045504/

To see a video tour highlighting the many features visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/StLukesHealthSystem#p/a/u/0/_9YrDVp1BfA

For more information about St. Luke’s Magic Valley visit: http://www.stlukesonline.org/magic_valley/

Contact: Laura Stewart, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, (208) 933-4854 or lauras@slhs.org. or Ken Dey, St. Luke’s public relations coordinator, (208) 933-4854 or deyke@slhs.org.

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.

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St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
801 Pole Line Road W.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 814-1000