Open house planned for new medical center in Roy

Jun 13 2013 - 8:32pm

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Employees walk through the halls of the new facility. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)
Construction at the Davis Hospital Weber Campus in Roy is finished. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)
Employees walk through the halls of the new facility. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)
Construction at the Davis Hospital Weber Campus in Roy is finished. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

ROY -- Davis Hospital and Medical Center will open its doors this week to a brand-new $11.4 million emergency room, laboratory and radiology department in Roy.

The facility, modeled after the same patient care standards as the main hospital in Layton, is designed to provide quick and easily accessible emergency care for the west side of Davis and Weber counties.

The 16,000-square-foot facility offers 24-hour, board-certified ER physicians, 14 ER beds, advanced technology, outpatient radiology and laboratory services, said Diane Townsend, Davis Hospital and Medical Center business development director. A team of more than 45 staff members will work in the facility.

The ER will also include a nursing staff, STEMI response team for quick heart attack treatment, fast track for minor illnesses and injuries, advanced patient monitoring equipment and bedside registration, Townsend said.

"This is a freestanding ER department and can handle all types of emergencies, large and small," she said. "Six certified medical laboratory scientists will provide ER staff and physicians with 24/7 stat laboratory services in chemistry, microbiology, hematology and coagulation as well as blood bank services."

An open house from noon to 6 p.m. today will be held at the new campus, at 3451 W. 5600 South. Community members will have the opportunity to tour the facility, receive free health screenings, participate in ER seminars, enjoy free food and enter to win Lagoon season passes for a family of six.

There will also be free children's activities. A height-prediction screening for kids ages 8 to 18 will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in sports-related activities and agility training can meet with an athletic trainer from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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