LEHI, Utah — Intermountain Healthcare broke ground in Lehi Thursday on its second campus for Primary Children’s Hospital.
The name of the new hospital on the corner of 3300 West and 2100 North was also revealed.
It will be the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Campus.
The new campus will provide care to the growing population in Utah County.
It is being built on 38 acres. The hospital will have five floors and 66 beds. There will also be a three story office building.
The facility will include a pediatric specialty trauma unit, emergency services and pediatric intensive care units as well as operating rooms and surgical services.
The project is expected to cost around $500 million, and is named after the Miller family who pledged a gift of $50 million.
“I had a grandson and a great-grandson who were born about six weeks apart, both premature that both needed life-saving care from them.” Gail Miller said. “I witness through these and many others with the Primary Children’s Hospital just how important it is to have the highest quality health care available that can help save lives.”
The Partida family knows how important it is to have the hospital in Utah County.
In 2016, Brailey Partida was in a lawn mower accident and had to be flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. The parents had to drive.
“It was about a 40 minute drive for us,” Jacob Partida said. “One of the longest drives of our lifetime.”
The Partida family says having a new hospital closer to home is a blessing.
“Every time you see that helicopter Life Flight go by, somebody's story begins and it can be told at Primary Children’s,” Jacob Partida said. “And you can assure yourself that we can attest that they will get the greatest care, world class care that’s available.”
The hospital is scheduled to open in 2024.