Sorenson Legacy Tower: New Utah Valley Clinic gets lofty home

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Intermountain Hospital’s Sorenson Tower opens in February. (Photo courtesy of Intermountain Hospital)

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Starting in February 2018, Intermountain will open the Utah Valley Clinic — an all-in-one-place, state-of-the-art group of clinics located in the new Sorenson Legacy Tower on the campus of Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. The nine-story building is located just north of the main hospital and was made possible through a significant donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.

The Utah Valley Clinic will also allow for consolidation of hospital services that have been in separate locations. For example, the hospital’s Cancer Services will be together in the tower, meaning patients won’t have to shuttle back and forth from medical oncology to radiation oncology.

“We are always looking at improving a patient’s experience,” says Janet Frank, spokesperson for the hospital. “Having these services all in one spot will allow for a more convenient visit.”

List of clinics and services housed in Sorenson Legacy Tower

• Cancer Services
• InstaCare
• Heart & Lung
• Dermatology
• Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine
• Pediatrics
• LiVe Well Center (including demonstration kitchen)
• Education Center
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Maternal Fetal Medicine
• Diabetes Management
• Speech, Hearing & Balance
• IV Therapy
• Allergy & Asthma
• Ear, Nose & Throat
• Neurology
• Vascular
• Pulmonology
• Psychiatry & Counseling
• Senior Care
• Internal Medicine
• Comprehensive Care
• Pediatric Specialists
• Pharmacy
• Physical Medicine & Rehab
• Stroke
• Palliative Care
• Urology

LiVe Well Center

In addition to the convenience that comes from consolidated clinics under one roof, the Utah Valley Clinic will have space on the fourth floor for a LiVe Well Center. The Center is another new resource dedicated to helping people live healthier lifestyles.

“That means different things for different people,” Janet says. “For some, it might be about losing weight, while others might be interested in improved nutrition or learning how to handle and reduce stress. The LiVe Well Center will house experts in each of these areas to help patients take a more proactive part in their health.”

The LiVe Well Center will include a demonstration kitchen where Intermountain’s team of dietitians, chefs and physicians will educate patients on healthy eating options.

Education Center

The Education Center located in the Sorenson Legacy Tower will provide a flexible venue to ensure patients receive the best care possible from well-trained Intermountain physicians and caregivers.

The Education Center can host up to 700 people, but can also be divided into smaller rooms, allowing for flexibility. It also includes two simulation labs — one designed after patient rooms at the hospital and a second modeled after a hospital operating room — with an observation area between. The labs allow for realistic training that will equip healthcare staff for the challenges occurring on the hospital floor.

The InstaCare and other clinics currently located in the Northwest Plaza will also be moved into the tower, making way for the demolition of the Plaza for more parking.

The Sorenson Legacy Tower, home of the Utah Valley Clinic, will have a community open house on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The event will include a large group exercise session at 8 a.m. and then tours of the new facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We want people to come and see what’s been going on since 2015 when we started this,” Janet says. “There will be people who can explain each part of the tower and help the public become acquainted with this new community resource.”

Information on the Sorenson Legacy Tower, open house and other factors relating to the hospital’s expansion is available online (UtahValleyHospital.org), through Facebook (search for “Utah Valley Hospital”) or Instagram (@utahvalleyhospital).


Mark Your Calendars

Feb. 1, 2018: Private ribbon cutting

Feb. 3, 2018: Community open house

Feb. 12, 2018: Utah Valley Clinic opens in the Sorenson Legacy Tower

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