NAMPA, ID — Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa partnered with Canyon County paramedics and Nampa Police Department to open a new 19,000 square foot building Monday on the Nampa hospital campus.
The structure includes about 1,100 square feet for Canyon County Paramedics Station 44, and a smaller, approximately 600 square foot workspace for the Nampa Police Department.
"You build relationships by spending time together, and bouncing ideas off of each other and I think that's what makes it valuable," said Steve Blados, Deputy Chief of Training, Canyon County Ambulance District.
"Saint Alphonsus is proud to be able to provide valuable workspace for our community’s first responders,” said Travis Leach, President of Saint Alphonsus in Nampa. “We look at this as an opportunity to provide a home away from home for our police and paramedics to improve their effectiveness and response times."
"We greatly appreciate the investment of Saint Alphonsus in meeting the needs of our first responders,” said Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling. “The new workstation will maximize the efficiency of our valued public safety officers by providing a secure location for administrative efforts."
The station will house a 24-hour ambulance and serve as a supply hub for Canyon County Paramedics, giving all medic units the ability to stop and restock an ambulance in a timely manner, according to Michael Stowell, Chief of the Canyon County Ambulance District.
The majority of the space will be used as warehouse space for the hospital.