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Steward Health Care Moving Forward With Plan to Build New Hospital in Washington City, Utah

Washington City — On Monday September 20th, HCA Healthcare Inc. and Steward Health Care announced an agreement for HCA Healthcare, known in Utah as MountainStar Healthcare, to acquire the operations of Steward Health Care’s five Utah hospitals. The following hospitals, all of which joined the Steward network in 2017 will become part of HCA Healthcare’s Mountain Division:


  • Davis Hospital (Layton)
  • Jordan Valley Medical Center (West Jordan)
  • Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus (West Valley City)
  • Mountain Point Medical Center (Lehi)
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (Salt Lake City)

In March, Steward Health Care announced that it had finalized a deal to build a new state-of-the-art hospital serving communities within the St. George, Utah area, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. A location near Washington City’s Exit 13, and at the center of southern Utah’s growing population, was selected for the site and the project was slated to break ground in July.

After some delays and since Monday’s acquisition announcement, there has been speculation within the community about whether construction of the new hospital would be moving forward or not.

Today, Brad Hardy, National Director of Steward Health Care Corporate Real Estate informed Washington City staff that, “Steward's intent is to move forward building its new facility in Washington City”. The planned southern Utah hospital which is in pre-construction now, was not part of HCA Healthcare's recent acquisition.

Steward is currently investing in construction of the facility, which despite a slight delay in the projected groundbreaking is still on track to begin serving patients in late 2023. Washington City is pleased to continue working with Steward and will continue to keep residents informed about the anxiously anticipated development.

Steward’s new southern Utah hospital will offer a full range of care including orthopedics, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, and other outpatient services, with additional compatible medical facilities set to open on the same campus. Steward’s investments in new patient care options will provide choice in a fast-developing area, as more than 900 planned single-family housing units are currently under development nearby with another 2,200 to follow.

About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 187 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 32 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care’s physician-led business model was built to unlock access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, committed to providing personalized, ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Founded in 2010, Steward Health Care is the largest physician-led health care network with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals caring for 12.3 million patients a year through its global network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health services.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 44 hospitals around the world, including 39 across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah, as well as five internationally within Malta and Colombia.

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