'Everything is going skyward': Utah Valley Hospital makes progress on $429 million facility

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  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2016 2:41 p.m.

    The new hospital will redefine more than the skyline in Provo. It will also redefine the financial future of anyone who gets sick and goes there especially if they don't have insurance. The cost of healthcare in Utah and America in general is way too expensive. Sadly, compared to many other modern nations who have less expensive care, the outcomes from care received in our hospitals is often inferior. IHC and other local providers should focus on finding aggressive ways to elevate the quality of care and reduce it's cost and not just continue building empires and castles.

  • Jewell in the Crown Spanish Fork, UT
    July 6, 2016 1:37 p.m.

    Actually, they changed the name just earlier this year TO 'Utah Valley Hospital'...

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    July 6, 2016 11:43 a.m.

    It's not called the 'Utah Valley Hospital' but rather the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

  • ECR Burke, VA
    July 6, 2016 10:22 a.m.

    The 'dashboard' shown among the 14 photos that reads "26,000: The weight, in pounds, of the steel columns supporting the structure" should have shown an actual column instead of the girder that was shown.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 6, 2016 10:09 a.m.

    Just who owns the sky, anyhow? Should the view of the natural world be lost to the needs and wants of business? Or could we claim the view of the natural world to be part of the Public Square?

    Some years ago we moved from Kansas to Utah and for the first several years our main occupation was to drive around Utah with our mouths hanging open in awe of the natural world. And in many cases even after 50 years, the awe is still there.

    Today, as we drive home in south east Salt Lake, our view is challenged by two big advertising signs on huge poles larger than any thing I ever saw before. While I recognize the need for business and that the free land (the air and sky) above land already owned, is the most profitable, I long for a time when residential areas could be free of business.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 6, 2016 9:12 a.m.

    Re-define the skyline would imply there was an earlier skyline...I'd hardly call Provo's current architecture as skyline defining...

  • md Cache, UT
    July 6, 2016 7:54 a.m.

    And they don't pay a dime of taxes on their facilities. That's why they can afford to build such elaborate complexes.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    July 6, 2016 7:53 a.m.

    429 million dollars for Utah Valley Hospital is ridiculous. The main focus should be good, caring and capable physicians, aides that truly care about the patients, and comfortable beds as the healing begin. It's not the cost of the facility that impresses me but the warmth and caring people who truly love their job and want to help people who are suffering. That's what is important not the $ factor.

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    July 5, 2016 11:36 p.m.

    All of those high insurance premiums they keep collecting from me have to go somewhere!

  • prelax Murray, UT
    July 5, 2016 7:28 p.m.

    It's a tie, the Spencer W. Kimball building, is 12 stories also.