A new hospital is coming to Canyon County.
Located at 9850 w. St. Luke's drive at Midland and Cherry, the new St. Luke's Nampa officially opens it's doors to the community Monday, October 30th.
The community celebrates a ribbon cutting Friday, October, 27th, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Six On Your Side got a sneak peak at the new hospital and heard from Nampa St. Luke's hospital administrator, Ed Castledine .
He says the planning for the hospital has been going on for the past four to five years and the construction phase has been going on for a little more than two years.
He says the hope is to increase access to people who need health care in Nampa and the Western Treasure Valley. The new facility includes 87 patient beds. Some of the highlights include the NICU and Women's Services.
According to a St. Luke's communication spokesperson, the hospital is the first in Idaho, and the fifth in the nation, to provide eight neonatal intensive care unit rooms.
"It's a brand new model where the NICU is embedded with the labor and delivery, so you keep moms and babies together and they're not separated which is a really significant thing and a lot of research shows that the babies and the mothers do a lot better in terms of their recovery when they stay together and the rooms are large so that way the whole family can stay together," says Ed Castledine, Nampa St. Luke's hospital administrator.
Castledine says the week prior to opening, hospital staff have been doing simulation training on site.
According to a St. Luke's communication spokesperson, the hospital has 500 employees.
The hospital opens up to the public Monday, October, 30th, 2017.