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Information About the New Twin Falls Hospital
The Future of Health Care
The health care needs of our region are rapidly outgrowing our hospital. St. Luke's Magic Valley is meeting this challenge with a bold new plan — a new state-of-the-art health care facility. Slated to open in 2011, the new St. Luke's Magic Valley is built for the 21st Century, incorporating features designed to promote maximum patient comfort and quality patient care.
As the newest and most advanced hospital in the state, every aspect of the new St. Luke's Magic Valley is designed to improve the patient experience. Features include clear signage, grouping of related services, private rooms designed for patient comfort and accessibility, and efficient layout of nursing areas.
At more than 700,000 square feet, the new St. Luke’s will meet the evolving physical and technological demands of modern health care delivery. It will feature 186 beds, a larger Emergency Department, an expanded St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) cancer clinic, and a Cardiac Catheterization Lab that will be double the size of our current lab.
A second linear accelerator will be added, avoiding disruptions in a cancer patient's treatment cycle, and there will be an increased number of beds in the Intensive Care Unit.
The new St. Luke's MSTI clinic will be significantly larger, with approximately 34,000 square feet of space devoted to quality patient treatment that respects privacy, dignity, and comfort. The new cancer clinic will feature a spacious, well-lit infusion suite with 20 chairs; spaces for social and financial counseling; offices to accommodate growth in medical staff; and more than twice the number of medical and radiation oncology examination rooms. A new linear accelerator will help avoid disruptions in patient treatment cycles and provide more convenient treatment times.
Heart Care Unit
Families in the Magic Valley have a new, critically important ally in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. For many heart patients, interventions such as those now performed in Twin Falls mean no longer having to face the risks and the recovery time previously required. St. Luke's Magic Valley is highly ranked nationally for opening blocked arteries quickly by rapid transport of heart attack patients to the Cardiac Cath Lab.
Women’s and Children’s Center
Parents and parents-to-be want and deserve the best care possible for their children. At the heart of our Women’s and Children’s Center are caring, dedicated professionals with the most sophisticated technologies available today for the care of mothers and children. The new Women’s and Children’s Center promises to provide the utmost in care in an environment that is supportive and comforting for the entire family.
The transformation continues at the corner of Pole Line and Grandview in Twin Falls. Concrete, steel, and brick are forming a strong framework for the new St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, a solid foundation for the future of health care in our region. Target completion date: 2011.
Note of interest:
St. Luke’s believes in recycling! When the site was dug for the building footprint, a majority of the large volcanic rocks quarried are being crushed and used for drainage. Others have been set aside for landscaping use.