Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 8, 2014
New independent surgical center to open its doors this weekend

After nearly seven years in the works, Northpointe Medical Park’s free-standing outpatient surgical center is slated to open its doors and admit its first patients next week.

The surgical center, which is set to admit its first patient for cataract surgery on Monday, consists of three operating rooms and one procedure room, all stocked with state-of-the-art technologies, said Monika Aldred-Brady, a business office manager for Northpointe.

The new facility will be displayed this Saturday during a public open house.

As presently constituted, the surgical center will be able to provide specialties such as orthopedics, plastic surgery, gynecology and ophthalmology, among others, Aldred-Brady said. But she added the center is unique among Northpointe facilities in that the center’s second floor was left unfinished to accommodate future expansion.

A group from Wasatch Health Care Management first conceived the idea about seven years ago, Aldred-Brady said. Their main goal, she said, was to provide the Tooele area with more choices for surgical procedures, and to reduce the price of those procedures.

Construction on the project began roughly two years ago, and is now rapidly nearing completion as the center prepares for its grand opening and open house on Saturday.

Northpointe was envisioned as an independent surgical center capable of offering a wide array of surgical services to the Tooele community at competitive prices, Aldred-Brady said.

To introduce area residents to the center’s services, Northpointe will throw a public open house at the surgical center this Saturday in honor of the center’s grand opening. The open house is free to all comers and will include tours, giveaways and refreshments.

Those who would like to attend should visit the center this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The facility is located at 2326 N. 400 East on the north end of Tooele. 

Emma Penrod

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Emma Penrod is a staff writer for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin and covers Tooele City government, religion, health, the environment, ethnic issues and public infrastructure. A Tooele native, Penrod graduated from Tooele High School in 2010. She holds an associates degree from Utah State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University. She worked for the newspaper as a high school intern starting in 2008. In 2010 she began working full-time in the newsroom until she left for college later that year. While at BYU, Penrod worked as a writer and editor for a small health magazine in Utah County. She interned with The Riverdale Press, a community newspaper in the Bronx, NY and with the Deseret News. She is also the author of two non-fiction books.

One thought on “New independent surgical center to open its doors this weekend

  1. Ok article but left out the fact that ENT and Urology will also be there. Most surgeries done by all these specialties will be done at this surgery center at a much cheaper rate than the hospital will EVER be able to provide. Gorgeous facilities, the best care in state, much more reasonable in prices. Come and see

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