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.
Actually, they changed the name just earlier this year TO 'Utah Valley
It's not called the 'Utah Valley Hospital' but rather the Utah
Valley Regional Medical Center.
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.
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.
Re-define the skyline would imply there was an earlier skyline...I'd hardly
call Provo's current architecture as skyline defining...
And they don't pay a dime of taxes on their facilities. That's why
they can afford to build such elaborate complexes.
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.
All of those high insurance premiums they keep collecting from me have to go
It's a tie, the Spencer W. Kimball building, is 12 stories also.