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By the numbers: Five years in, Layton Hospital looking ahead to future expansion

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Dec 7, 2023

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

Intermountain Healthcare held an opening ceremony for its new Layton Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

LAYTON — In its first five years, caregivers at Intermountain Layton Hospital have delivered 3,700 babies, treated 1,275 trauma patients and cared for 9,200 people in the intensive care unit.

The hospital opened its doors in 2018 to serve the growing communities of north and central Davis County.

“Many of our more than 450 caregivers live, work and play in Layton City and Davis County,” said Kelly Duffin, president of Intermountain Health’s northern Utah market and administrator of Layton Hospital. “And so many of the people we serve have a neighbor who is a Layton Hospital caregiver. This means we are providing high-quality care to so many we know who come through our doors — neighbors caring for neighbors.”

The hospital grew slowly in the beginning. But since the pandemic slowed down, growth began booming at a very fast pace. In the past five years, over 650 babies have been cared for in the newborn intensive care unit, 166,300 patients have received imaging exams, 3,800 physical therapy evaluations have been performed, and since the fall of 2021, more than 300 robot-assisted surgeries have been completed.

The hospital also received the Birnbaum Quality Leadership Award by Vizient, topping the community hospital ranking for the past three years. The award recognizes community hospitals that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care based on mortality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, patient centeredness and equity.

The hospital also treats postpartum depression and provides menopause care along with every other stage in a woman’s life, Duffin said.

Layton Hospital also is expanding and is currently building an ambulatory surgical center on the hospital’s campus that will provide options for same-day surgeries in an environment that helps keep procedure costs lower. Additionally, the hospital is expanding the emergency department, building out the infusion department, adding a new CT scanner and building new rooms for labor and delivery and gastrointestinal units.

“As we look to the next five years, we want to continue to grow with our community and continue to invest in providing services that will best serve the needs of our neighbors,” Duffin said.


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