FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2013
For information contact:
Elizabeth Duncan Director of Public Relations
Desk (208) 367-8121 Cell (208) 724-8047
New Emergency Department at Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza
Community invited to Ribbon Cutting and Open House Sat. March 2nd.
NAMPA, ID. The community is invited to an open house and ribbon cutting this weekend for the new state of the art Emergency Department at the Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza located at I-84 and Garrity Blvd. The event will include free health screenings, raffles, refreshments, and children's activities. The 8000 square foot Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza Emergency Department includes eleven beds, supported by full diagnostic radiology services including CT scanning and laboratory facilities.
“The ribbon cutting and open house gives individuals and families in our community the opportunity to celebrate positive growth in our area,” said Karl Keeler, CEO Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa. “The new Emergency Department reinforces our Mission of being a trusted partner for life. It also underscores our commitment to providing superior quality healthcare close to home and helping our communities grow and thrive.”
Saint Alphonsus Health System is investing $33.5 million in the Nampa community to expand access and enhance medical services. The new Emergency Department is part of a 62,000 square foot expansion that will include the Fredric Birkeland Maternity Center. The 20-bed obstetrics unit is named in honor of Dr. Fred Birkeland. Dr. Birkeland delivered more than five thousand babies in his career as an obstetrician in Canyon County before he passed away in 2007. Additionally, the Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza will also be home to a new Comprehensive Heart Care Center with ten cardiac care inpatient beds. The Heart Care Center and the Fredric Birkeland Maternity Center are expected to open later this year.
Patient emergency care will continue to be provided at the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa Emergency Department located at 1512 12th Avenue Road in Nampa.
What: Saint Alphonsus Ribbon Cutting and Open House
When: 10:00 AM Saturday March 2nd 2013
Where: Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza, 4400 E. Flamingo Ave. Nampa, Id. 83687 (South side of I-84 at Garrity)
About Saint Alphonsus Nampa
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa is a 152-bed acute care hospital serving the medical needs of Canyon County and surrounding areas. As a not-for-profit hospital, Saint Alphonsus Nampa reinvests its profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve through medical services provided at Saint Alphonsus-Nampa, Nampa Health Plaza, Saint Alphonsus Nampa Hospice Services, Saint Alphonsus Nampa Birthing Center, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group clinics For more information about Saint Alphonsus Nampa visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff. Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan. To find out more go to: www.saintalphonsushealthsystem.org