DRMC River Road Campus

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

DIXIE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

(River Road Campus)

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

DRMC River Road Campus Map     1380 East Medical Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
(435)251-1000
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/dixie

Northeast of the corner of River Road and Foremaster Drive (700 South).


HISTORY

In 1993, Intermountain Healthcare purchased 61 acres on the northeast corner of River Road and Foremaster Drive (700 South) for a new hospital facility.

In 2000, ground-breaking took place for a new five story, 144 bed hospital which retained the name, Dixie Regional Medical Center. Construction on the new $100 million campus began in 2001

The new facility opened on November 24, 2003. It greatly advanced healthcare in the tri-state region. Among the new services the hospital was able to add were open heart surgery, acute rehabilitation, and newborn intensive care. The old DRMC Hospital was retained as a supplementary 400 East Campus.

After expansions on both campuses, the patient bed total was 245 in 2004.

On September 1, 2009, IHC opened the new Health and Performance Center just east of the River Road hospital on the north side of Foremaster Drive.

Life Flight helicopter services begin at Dixie Regional Medical Center on January 14, 2011.

In 2014, the hospital received certification as a Level 2 Trauma Center.

On June 17, 2016, an "Up! Ceremony" was held to mark the official start of construction for a massive expansion project planned for the River Road campus. The project will double the size of the complex and will be the largest construction project in the county to date. The project will add four buildings with 500,000 square feet of space and cost $300 million. The goal is to complete the project by 2018.


PHOTOS

TBD


REFERENCES

IHC Dixie Regional Medical Center History

Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center, Medical Staff and Hospital Services Directory
To view or download the Summer 2011 edition, click here
To view or download the Summer 2012 edition, click here
To view or download the Fall 2013 edition, click here
To view or download the Fall 2014 (2014-2015) edition, click here
To view or download the Fall 2015 (2015-2016) edition, click here

Healing for life, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center
Booklet, Around 2013
To view or download it, click here

Healing for life, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center
Booklet, 2016
To view or download it, click here

Looking back on Dixie Medical Center; 40 years and counting
article by Mori Kessler,   St. George News,   May 19, 2016

Dixie Regional Medical Center celebrates inauguration of massive construction project
article by Don Gilman,   St. George News,   June 18, 2016