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HERRIMAN — MountainStar Healthcare broke ground Monday on a new freestanding emergency room in southern Salt Lake County aimed to address the area's rapid growth.
The facility will become the first freestanding ER in Herriman, at 5073 W. Herriman Rose Blvd. (13300 South).
The Herriman Emergency Center will be part of Lone Peak Hospital, which is based in Draper, and will provide around-the-clock care to those who live and work in surrounding cities including Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan, MountainStar officials said on Monday.
The ER will be accessible from area thoroughfares including 11400 South, 12300 South and Bangerter Highway. Officials say it will "help paramedics respond faster to service calls and allow ambulances to return to service in the community quicker."
"MountainStar Healthcare is committed to meeting these cities' growing health care needs by increasing access to high-quality critical care closer to home and work," officials with the hospital system, a division of HCA Healthcare, said in a statement.
The facility is slated to open next year and will be staffed by physicians from Lone Peak Hospital. It will include 10 patient exam rooms and comprehensive laboratory and imaging services.
The announcement comes as Herriman continues to plan for an influx of new growth. The Herriman City Council earlier this month voted during a special meeting to annex a 933-acre, 6,330-unit, Daybreak-like development on previously unincorporated Salt Lake County land.
The annexation will be final next year if it gets approved by Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, a step required by Utah law.