University Health Care to Open Multi-Specialty Center in South Jordan's Daybreak Community

University Health Care to Open Multi-Specialty Center in South Jordan's Daybreak Community

Nov 17, 2008 2:00 PM

South Jordan, Utah – Today, Kennecott Land and University Health Care announced plans to construct a 150,000 square-foot healthcare center in the Daybreak community to serve the southwest valley’s growing population.  The multi-specialty health center, located at 11400 South Daybreak View Parkway, will be conveniently located next to the future Mountain View Corridor and Mid-Jordan TRAX extension, allowing convenient access for patients and employees. 

Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Land is the developer of the Daybreak Community and is working with the University to master plan a multi-phase medical campus on up to 50 acres.  Phase I includes a multi-specialty health center, which will provide primary and specialty care, as well as radiology, pharmacy and vision care services. Future plans for the campus include a surgery and imaging center, AIRMED base and a full-service hospital.

The new center has been approved by the University of Utah Board of Trustees and will be located on approximately 10 to 15 acres.  A ground breaking is scheduled for spring of 2009 and the center is scheduled to open in mid-2010.

“The University is demonstrating their progressive approach to suburban expansion by locating their medical facility adjacent to the pending TRAX station at Daybreak and the planned Mountain View Corridor,” said Scott Kaufmann, Vice President, Commercial Development, Kennecott Land.  “We are proud to partner with the University of Utah to bring a world-class healthcare facility to the south end of the valley and look forward to working with them in the future to grow the campus in subsequent phases.”

According to Lorris Betz, MD, PhD, CEO of University Health Care, “This is an excellent opportunity to bring our services to a fast-growing part of the Salt Lake Valley. Partnering with Kennecott Land Company will allow us to provide a full range of needed health-care services and grow this new campus as the community grows.  We are excited to be a partner in this project.”

About Kennecott Land Company 

KLC was established by Rio Tinto in April 2001 to develop surplus mining land. Daybreak is the first testament to that vision. Daybreak is situated on 4,126 acres in South Jordan City where 20,000 homes and up to 13 million square feet of commercial space are planned. At KLC, sustainable development is at the heart of every business decision by balancing the complex interaction of environmental, economic and social factors.  Kennecott Land does this in a way that protects and strengthens what matters most to our community: strong and safe neighborhoods, quality education, a healthy and renewable environment, and a vibrant local economy. http://www.kennecott.com/land-management and www.daybreakutah.com

About University Health Care

University Health Care is the only academic health care system in the Intermountain West. As part of that system, University Hospitals & Clinics offer services in more than 120 specialties and is consistently ranked as one of the country’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States. The hospitals and clinics see more than 900,000 outpatient visits and over 23,000 inpatient admissions each year. Its academic partners at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health are internationally regarded research and teaching institutions. More information can be found at www.healthcare.utah.edu.

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Media Contacts

Kyle Bennett
Communications and Media Relations Specialist , Kennecott Land/Rio Tinto
Phone: 801-204-2915
Cell Phone: 801-349-8053
Email: kyle.bennett@riotinto.com
Christopher Nelson
Director of Public Affairs , University Health Care
Phone: 801-581-7387
Cell Phone: 801-953-3843
Email: christopher.nelson@hsc.utah.edu

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