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Jacobsen Construction: Ambulatory Care Complex

The Ambulatory Care Complex (ACC) represents a major step in transforming the University of Utah’s Health Sciences Campus into a hub of innovation, training and research that serves as a new model for university health systems nationwide. The 300,000 square-foot ACC is the first phase of the HSC Transformation project and includes six stories above grade and two basement levels. It houses clinics, surgery suites, faculty offices, a loading dock for the medical center and support services.

This project is revitalizing a campus that has needed this facility advancement for over a decade. The new building contributes to the community by offering convenient access for patients who don't need admission to the hospital for a procedure. The building will support over 100,000 new outpatient visits per year and helps with the critical need for new inpatient rooms and surgical suites, increasing capacity in the main hospital area for more complicated procedures. Patients will have more face-time with providers, shorter wait times, fewer transitions and additional waiting rooms to accommodate their families.

The ACC project will also help the University of Utah educate and train future generations of providers, as well as advance medical knowledge and discovery — and in so doing, improve the lives of patients and their families.

SMPS Utah Platinum Sponsor Jacobsen Construction was recently honored with two awards for the ACC project from ENR Mountain States: Best Health Care Project of the Year and the Merit Award for Excellence in Safety.

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