What's All That Construction?

What's All That Construction?

Campus Transformation at University of Utah Hospital

Excitement is Building.

If you’ve been by the hospitals on campus in the last few months, you may be wondering about all the construction going on.

University of Utah Health is undergoing exciting new expansions that will let us better serve the growing population of our state and better train the next generation of health care professionals. Our new buildings will help us improve science, training, and care services to bring world-class health to more patients in Utah and beyond.

Learn about how construction changes may affect your commute or trip to the hospital.

Ambulatory Care Complex

University of Utah Health’s new Ambulatory Care Complex (or ACC) will be a 305,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will serve over 100,000 new patients each year and serve as some of the clinical training grounds for the next generation. It will be located south of University of Utah Hospital, across from the Medical Center TRAX Station. It will be accessible from the main hospital entrance as well as the parking garage.

Once it’s built, our new Ambulatory Care Complex will allow us to create more convenient access for patients with seamless transitions between world-class providers. The ACC will mostly serve outpatients—patients who don’t need to be admitted to the hospital for a procedure—and will also house two new floors of inpatient services, creating greater access for patients who need higher levels of care.

Not everyone needs to be cared for in the hospital. Our new ACC will allow us to serve more patients with leading-edge care that, in many cases, will allow them to go home the same day.

If you can’t wait to see how the ACC construction is moving, you can watch our live feed construction camera (below).

Read more about the ACC here.

Our Ambulatory Care Complex is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.

Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital

Patients going through rehabilitation have unique needs. They also need an expert, caring team of health providers giving specialized care to make sure they have the best recovery possible.

The Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital will be the preeminent destination in the mountain west for patients recovering from and adjusting to life-altering injuries and conditions. With 150,000 square feet, this advanced facility will be a restorative and healing environment designed to speed recovery and improve quality of life for patients after they return home.

This new building will provide state of the art rehabilitation services, including access to renowned physicians, an outdoor therapy terrace, a large therapy gym, and inpatient beds with sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley.

Visit our on-site construction camera for a time-lapse of construction so far.

The rehabilitation hospital is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.

Medical Education & Discovery Building: Training Tomorrow's Health Leaders

Patients can only receive world-class care if we educate tomorrow’s health care providers and leaders in the health care environments of the future. Last year, the Utah State Legislature approved its largest appropriation to help us train and serve the next generation of Utahns, and our community is beginning to pledge generously to help us fulfill this mission.

After the ACC and Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital are open, we’ll begin construction on a new Medical Education & Discovery Building that will expand medical education and training efforts across health sciences. Reimagined learning and workspaces, including a new Discovery and Innovation Center, will foster impromptu and organized collaborations. Students, faculty and industry partners will come together here to create, test and implement solutions to health care’s most challenging problems

The medical education and discovery building is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Sugar House Health Center

View the latest time lapse for the project.

Bringing World-Class Research to Patients

U of U Health is the only academic medical center in the Mountain West—with a mission to deliver leading-edge clinical care, distinguished by a global research enterprise and six schools and colleges to train the next generation of health care professionals.

The campus transformation project will help the University of Utah Health system expand its position as a nexus of collaboration for experts in health professions, technology, and basic and translational science.

The connections between each building will allow the campus to support innovations in care, training, global health, population health, precision medicine, medical technologies and research.

The new campus will also serve as the inter-professional clinical training ground for students from all five of our schools and colleges—preparing them to lead in a future built on team-based care to better fulfill our mission of caring for our community. Our transformed campus will be a living laboratory that will change the way medicine and science are taught, practiced, and delivered.

Faculty & Staff

Read more about campus transformation.