St. Luke’s to break ground on Nampa hospital

St. Luke’s Health System will start construction Wednesday on its $96 million Nampa hospital that is slated to open in fall 2017.

The hospital will be located at 9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive, Nampa.

According to St. Luke’s, one in four patients who go to the system’s Meridian hospital are from Canyon County, and 23 percent of patients who need to be hospitalized are admitted to either St. Luke’s Meridian or St. Luke’s Boise.

The hospital will have three floors with 76 rooms, a newborn intensive care unit, children’s services with outpatient specialties, additional heart services, an intensive care unit and other services including:

•  Obstetrics and women’s services

•  Medical imaging

•  Advanced cancer services

•  Medical and surgical inpatient beds

St. Luke’s Nampa opened its medical plaza in 2012 with a 24-hour emergency department, laboratory services, diagnostic and imaging services, medical office space and outpatient services. Patients who need to be hospitalized now are transferred to surrounding hospitals, St. Luke’s said.

“This expansion allows us to keep up with the increasing population while offering more services to help people live their healthiest lives,” St. Luke’s Health System CEO David Pate said.