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Utah Valley Regional Medical Center breaks ground on expansion project

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 00:18:01-04

PROVO, Utah – Physicians, city leaders and hospital administrators at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center used heavy equipment to break ground Wednesday on an expansion to the facility.

The plan is to build a new, 12-story patient tower and a nine story building for physician clinics.

The current building is 40 years old, and doctors say it’s time for a replacement.

"I’ve recognized that we provide incredible care here at Utah Valley, but in an old--and in some situations a failing facility--and those concerns will all be eliminated with our new building project,” said Dr. John Mitchell, who is a cardiothoracic surgeon with Utah Valley Regional Medical center.

The new building will have larger patient rooms and combined treatment spaces, and they hope to move in the new space in the year 2018.