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IHC Plans Hospital Near Park City

IHC Plans Hospital Near Park City

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Intermountain Health Care has announced it will build a $50 million hospital at a Summit County site that it wants annexed by Park City.

The site, known as Quinn's Junction, is at the northwest corner of U.S. 40 and Utah 248.

Becky Kearns, chairwoman of the hospital's local governing board, said Thursday that an annexation application has been filed to bring the site within Park City limits.

"We have worked closely with a wide range of community, business, and government leaders to select a location that meets the growing health-care needs of residents of Summit County and surrounding areas," Kearns said.

The hospital will be built on about 52 of the 137 acres IHC is purchasing, leaving nearly 85 acres as open space.

As part of the purchase agreement, the owners of the Quinn's Junction property will donate five acres to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and will make 15 acres available to Park City for public use.

The 100,000-square-foot hospital is expected to have 25 inpatient beds and six operating suites.

Construction could start next year and is expected to take 18 months.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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