Saint Alphonsus Health System
Groundbreaking showcases $33.5 Million Nampa Expansion
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Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza to include Emergency Room and Maternity care

NAMPA, ID. A Spring Groundbreaking event takes place Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in Nampa as construction on the Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza expansion gets underway. Saint Alphonsus Health System is investing $33.5 million in the Nampa community to expand access and enhance medical services. “This is an investment in the health and well-being of individuals, families and businesses in Canyon County and beyond, said Sally Jeffcoat, Saint Alphonsus Health System President and CEO. “This investment further underscores our commitment to providing quality healthcare close to home and helping our communities grow and thrive.”

The 54,000 square foot expansion includes the addition of a 24/7 Emergency Department and 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. The Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza will also be home to a new Comprehensive Heart Care Center with ten critical care inpatient beds.

“The groundbreaking event allows the community to be a part of positive growth in our area, said Karl Keeler, CEO Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa. “This expansion reinforces our Mission of being a trusted partner for life. It also continues the 94 year heritage begun by the Sisters of Mercy in 1917 to serve the community and provide hope and healing.”

The new Emergency Department is scheduled to open later this year. The Heart Care Center and the Fredric Birkeland Maternity Center are expected to open in the fall of 2013.

What: Saint Alphonsus Groundbreaking event

When:  11:00 A.M. Thursday April 12, 2012

Where: Saint Alphonsus Nampa Health Plaza, 4400 E.   Flamingo Ave. Nampa, Id. 83687 (South side of I-84)

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

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: