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.