Demolition of former Saint Alphonsus Nampa building underway

Posted at 9:24 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 11:24:54-05

NAMPA, Idaho — The walls of the vacant Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa are officially coming down.

The building on 12th Avenue has been empty for two years. Work to clear out the facility has been underway since mid-November, with crews removing and salvaging fixtures and materials, and conducting environmental abatement activities.

"You know hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been born at this hospital. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have been treated at this hospital so to finally see it come down is a little bittersweet, but we know that it served the neighbors here in South Nampa extremely well over the years," said Mark Snider, a spokesperson for Saint Alphonsus.

The new hospital to replace the old building is on East Flamingo Avenue, just off of Garrity Boulevard.