25 million project will include future full service Emergency Department
NAMPA, Idaho – St. Luke’s Health System announced today a major expansion of medical services to Nampa and west Treasure Valley with the expected spring 2012 opening of the new St. Luke’s Nampa medical plaza.
The St. Luke’s Nampa medical plaza will be the anchor tenant in a $25 million medical and retail complex project being developed by Gardner Ahlquist Development located on 35 acres of land north of the Treasure Valley Marketplace in Nampa at the corner of Midland Boulevard and Cherry Lane.
St. Luke’s will lease approximately 40,000 square feet in the project’s initial 120,000 square foot, three story building. St. Luke’s expects to invest approximately $3 million to finish and equip the space they will occupy for the initial phase of operations.
Saltzer Medical Group is co-locating in the new complex with St. Luke’s and has plans to lease space for clinic operations and an urgent care facility. Construction on the plaza will begin this spring with an opening planned from spring 2012.
The highlight of the new facility will be a full-service, 24-hour, St. Luke’s emergency department staffed by Emergency Medicine of Idaho, the same emergency physician group that currently provides care at St. Luke’s emergency departments in Boise and Meridian.
Other services planned for the medical plaza include:
The addition of the St. Luke’s Nampa medical plaza will better serve Canyon County residents who already use the services of St. Luke’s. Currently, about 25 percent of St. Luke’s patient volumes come from Canyon County.
“We’re honored that a growing number of people in this community seek out St. Luke’s for their health care, and we’re pleased that we can now bring this care closer to home,” Fletcher said. “The community’s support speaks volumes to the efforts of the thousands of St. Luke’s caregivers who are committed every day to providing our patients the highest quality care possible. The opening of St. Luke’s Nampa health plaza is just the beginning of what we hope is an expanding role for St. Luke’s in this community.”
About St. Luke’s Health System
St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest and only locally controlled health care system, employing more than 9,000 people. With hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Ketchum and McCall, St. Luke’s provides patients with unmatched care in specialized medical fields including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, women’s services and children’s health care. To find out more, visit www.stlukesonline.org.
Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.