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New hospital in Lehi opens its doors to patients Monday

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Posted at 9:45 PM, May 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-31 23:45:07-04

LEHI, Utah -- One of the fastest growing areas in Utah has a new hospital, as the Mountain Point Medical Center is set to open its doors to patients Monday morning.

The hospital held a ceremonial opening earlier in May, and after years of planning and building it stands ready to receive patients.

“Monday morning at 7 a.m., doors open up, we're gonna be ready to go,” said Marc Sanderson, the Emergency Services Director at Mountain Point Medical Center.

The medical center will serve some of Utah’s fastest growing communities.

“The other resources in the local areas are being overtaxed, and so it’s a perfect fit for this community,” Sanderson said.

Having a hospital on the north end of Utah County will save patients precious time, often when it matters the most.

“It's going to be really great for us to have something so close,” said Chief Jeremy Craft of the Lehi Fire Department.

Craft said the hospital will also help train emergency responders in the future.

“IASIS is really good about helping the departments in local communities with training,” he said. “CPR, advanced cardiac care training--just about anything that we need.”

The CEO of the new hospital, Kent Loosle, said the staff will be top-notch

“We had 4,000 people apply to work at Mountain Point Medical Center,” he said. “We could only hire the first 250. As we grow, we're gonna be able to hire more, but that gave us the ability to be very picky about getting the very best employees.”

Loosle said as the community grows, so will the hospital.

“The facility was built with the ability to have two more stories, so we have the ability to grow from 40 beds to 150 beds,” he said.

The facility is located at 3000 North Triumph Boulevard in Lehi, which Loosle said is a great location.

“We believe we put the hospital right where the community needs it,” he said.

For more information about the new hospital, click here.