Heber Valley Hospital
“Five years ago, we looked at the original framework of Heber Valley Hospital that was built in 1999,” says Marketing Director Amy Tuddenham, “and collected data about our changing demographic to decide what was needed to meet the needs of our growing community.” People wanted access to specialists in orthopedics, OB/GYN, general surgery, dermatology, infection control and internists.
In April, the hospital completed Phase I of a $43-million-dollar expansion, the largest investment in medical services in Wasatch County history. “We brought the physicians in first, before changing the physical footprint,” says Tuddenham. “People need access to affordable health care, so a big piece of our fi rst phase was an Instacare Clinic that provides immediate treatment for non-emergencies seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We also have a Level IV Trauma Center, where a nine-person triage team ensures every patient gets treatment in an eﬃcient time window for best outcomes. We doubled the size of treatment rooms and added two infusion rooms for administering outpatient services like intravenous medication, antibiotics and certain chemotherapies.”
The Heber Valley Hospital also offers MRI testing and a Tele-Health component that delivers a higher acuity of care. For example, in the nursery, newborn babies with complications are monitored with high definition cameras linked to the Neo-Natal Resuscitation Unit at Utah Valley, allowing a specialist to have eyes and ears on the baby, giving a more thorough assessment of whether they need to be transported. The baby gets the level of care they need, while keeping mother and family close to home.
“We can provide great care locally, but we have the strength and benefits of the entire Intermountain Health Care system behind us.”