St. Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza open house draws hundreds
Jennifer Auh reports on the new St. Alphonsus Health Plaza open house in Nampa. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
St. Alphonsus invited the community to check out its newly finished emergency response building, located near I-84 and Garrity Boulevard.
This is now the 2nd St. Alphonsus Emergency Center in the growing city of Nampa, in addition to their medical center located on 12th Avenue.
Hundreds of people showed up at the open house. St. Alphonsus leaders said they expect to treat about 20,000 in their new ER each year.
"Time saves lives and to really reduce the drive time that patients have is really important for patient care and patient safety," said Sally Jeffcoat, St. Alphonsus Health System CEO.
St. Alphonsus invested more than $30 million to expand their services and create the new ‘St. Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza.'
"When you're having a heart attack quicker you receive patient care, the more muscle you're able to save. When you're having a stroke, the sooner you're able to start treating that stroke, the more brain you save," said Karl Keeler, St. Alphonsus Nampa President.
With state of the art medical equipment, the new 8,000 square ft. emergency center has 11 beds, CT scans and lab facilities.
"We have the ability to take care of acute strokes, chest pain, critical illness, and any of your minor injuries as well," said Dr. Andrew Nelson, St. Alphonsus Medical Director.
St. Alphonsus ER Director said the rooms were also created to make their patients, especially seniors, feel comfortable with large clocks and soft bed sheets that would not hurt sensitive skin.
Plus, there’s still more to come. The new ER is just one part of a 62,000 square-foot, $33.5 million expansion of the plaza. It’s located at 4400 E. Flamingo Ave., in Nampa.
St. Alphonsus leaders said the new heart care center and maternity services in the plaza should be open by this November.