OGDEN -- McKay-Dee Hospital is making some expansions to its facility, to the tune of $12.6 million.
The project involves expansions of all four floors of the hospital, which will extend to the east.
On the first floor, the education center will add two rooms, a 200-plus-seat theater-style auditorium for the latest educational technology, a large multi-
function reception hall and an outdoor patio adjacent to the existing pond, said Richard E. Taylor, executive director of the McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation.
The second floor will add six patient rooms for the Joint and Spine Service Center. Expansion of the third floor will have six additional intermediate-care patient rooms, and expansion of the fourth floor will be shelled space used for technical equipment supporting the floors below, Taylor said. Ten patient rooms will also be added to the rehabilitation center.
The project came to life after the hospital received a multimillion-dollar donation from the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation and the Dee Family,
"This significant gift to the hospital and our community displays the latest chapter in the incredible history of giving started by Annie Taylor Dee," Taylor said. "The legacy continues today through the Dee family, now lasting for 103 years."
Taylor said the clinical and community health education needs in the community continue to grow and evolve. This project will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, supports the hospital's mission of being a learning organization and allows it to continue to be at the leading edge of health care technology, initiatives and education.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the project was held at the hospital Tuesday afternoon.