FRUITLAND, Idaho – St. Luke’s Health System will bring a new level of medical care to the Fruitland area with the opening of the St. Luke’s Fruitland medical plaza on Thursday, May 1.
The 80,000 square-foot facility is phase one of a two-phase $55 million project that will transform the delivery of health care for patients in eastern Oregon and the western Treasure Valley.
Phase one of the Fruitland Medical plaza will bring the community an urgent care, a walk-in patient clinic, laboratory services, diagnostic and imaging services, and physician offices.
On August 1, 2014 a full-service, 24-hour emergency department will open. The department will be staffed by Emergency Medicine of Idaho, the same emergency physician group that currently provides care at St. Luke’s emergency departments in Boise, Meridian and Nampa.
Plans for phase two of the project have not been finalized and will be contingent on the success of a community fundraising effort to offset 10 percent of the expected $25 million cost. Phase two would primarily allow for the relocation of the existing Fruitland clinic of St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), and other outpatient services.
St. Luke’s has been providing services in the Fruitland area since 1997 when St. Luke’s MSTI collaborated with then Holy Rosary Medical Center to provide infusion services. In 2002, St. Luke’s opened a MSTI clinic in Fruitland to provide full-service cancer treatment services. In 2010, in response to a demand to increase St. Luke’s services, a health clinic in temporary space was opened in Fruitland.
The new Fruitland medical plaza will consolidate all existing Fruitland medical services into one location. The new emergency room is expected to bring an additional 35 jobs to the community, bringing the total number of St. Luke’s employees in Fruitland to more than 100.
“Fruitland and surrounding communities have long supported St. Luke’s and we’re pleased to be able to offer this new level of care to the community,” said Kathy Moore, CEO of St. Luke’s west region.
For more information, contact Ken Dey, St. Luke’s media manager, [email protected]
To see photos of the new Fruitland Medical Plaza click here.
Main lobby of Fruitland Medical Plaza.