St. Luke's breaks ground on new Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Luke’s Health System is expanding its surgical capacity with plans for a new ambulatory surgery center at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center.
St. Luke’s broke ground on the center Feb. 1. “The new center will provide much needed surgery capacity to St. Luke’s Meridian, which does not have any ambulatory surgery resources,” said hospital spokesman Ken Dey.
“Unlike the St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, which has an ambulatory surgery center, all inpatient and outpatient surgeries in Meridian are performed in the Meridian main operating rooms,” he said.
“We currently need to remodel our smaller operating suites in Meridian to handle more complex equipment and procedures,” said Kathy Moore, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley chief operating officer. “Providing our patients access to a free-standing surgery center will provide more convenient access and will help us perform the right procedures, in the right place, and at the right time.”
The nearly 30,000-square-foot building will open with two operating suites, but has capacity to add additional operating suites.
Gardner Co., the developer that built the St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Plaza, has been selected to build the center, which will be located in the northwest parking lot of St. Luke’s Meridian. Construction is expected to be completed by Nov. 1, with an opening planned for early December.
(photo: courtesy Ken Dey)