Friday, July 10, 2015|2 a.m.
Henderson city and Valley Health System authorities are hoping a brand-new development job will pave the way for the city to have a much healthier economy– and much healthier people.
Developers, healthcare facility administrators and city officials collected Thursday on a dirt-covered parcel on the corner of Gibson Road and Galleria Drive to mark the structure pouring for Henderson Health center, a Valley Health System facility being improved 30 acres of the prepared Union Village healthcare complex, which will certainly anchor a 170-acre mixed-use advancement to be built over the next years.
“It verifies that we’re back once again,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen stated. “We’re well on our method to recuperation.”
The 245,000-square-foot structure, slated to open in October 2016, will certainly provide specialized emergency care, basic surgical treatment, intensive care, intermediate care, advanced imaging, a lab and females’s services, consisting of labor and hospital room, C-section suites and a newborn baby room.
With photos of Henderson embellishing the walls and stone and metal included into the interior decoration, the space aims to have a “calming feel,” said Karla Perez, local vice president for Universal Health Solutions, moms and dad company of the Valley Health System.
Ultra-violet lighting, which has actually been shown to lower the spread of infection, will be added to emergency situation and operating spaces– a function consistent with the medical facility’s focus on conference patient needs, Perez said. “We are putting a lot of believed into the design,” she said.
The medical building will certainly be the third medical facility in Henderson and the sixth Valley Health System hospital operating in the Las Vegas location. Regardless of the competition, Perez stated the $168-million Henderson Healthcare facility is a needed addition to the community provided the development in need for health-care services developed by the Affordable Care Act.
The Valley Health System anticipates to work with 700 people, consisting of medical professionals, nurses, therapists and medical service technicians, to staff the 142-bed medical facility by the time it opens, Perez stated.
St. Rose Dominican hospitals originally agreed to build a health center at the site but backed out in February 2013, citing an absence of financing. Early in 2013, Valley Health System announced it would be taking control of the project, which is located near U.S. 95 and Galleria Drive and throughout the street from Cowabunga Bay water park. The $1.2 billion Union Town project, billed as the very first integrated health town in the area, has actually been years in the making. Plans first were revealed in April 2011.
The idea of a full-fledged health community at Union Town is what drew in the Valley Health System, Perez stated, including, “it will generally be a one-stop look for patients.”
Union Town designers– Craig Johnson, David Micheal, Gary Holland and David Baker– recently revealed that Las Vegas Athletic Clubs prepares to develop a fitness center at the site. LVAC likely will break ground on the structure later this year.
“We’re moving on all fronts,” Johnson stated. Construction for Henderson Hospital “is an influential point in the advancement of Union Town.”
With Henderson Medical facility serving as an anchor, developers are hopeful the other pieces of Phase I– a skilled-nursing facility, senior-living town and retail– will certainly start coming together more quickly, Johnson stated. They’re completing a contract for a skilled-nursing center, which they wish to reveal in a few weeks, he said.
The senior-living town will certainly include independent apartments, helped living and take care of people with Alzheimer’s illness, Johnson stated. The combination of living arrangements will certainly fill a need for the valley, which has a growing elderly population, according to a research Union Village commissioned.
“What we’re wishing to do is enhance (elders’) wellness while living there,” Johnson said, through education, fitness, nutritious diets and healthcare.
Developers imagine the retail part of the project as a mix of coffee bar, restaurants, dry cleaners and salons serving individuals living at Union Village and the 6,000 expected employees on school, he stated.
“It’s an extremely complicated task,” Johnson stated. “When you put all those together, it creates a great deal of moving parts.”