NAMPA — St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center opened a new medical office building Tuesday.
The 71,000-square-foot facility is located west of the main entrance of the hospital, off Cherry Lane and Midland Boulevard near Costco Wholesale. Construction began in early 2019 with the first patients welcomed Tuesday morning, the hospital announced in a press release.
New services offered in the building include a new St. Luke’s Children’s general pediatrics clinic, St. Luke’s Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine, breast surgery clinic and non-oncology infusion clinic.
The building includes new welcome kiosks that provide patients with an option for self-service check-in and check-out. The system walks patients and guardians through screens that verify or update health insurance and personal information, verify medications, allergies and current health issues, and allow patients to pay visit copays, electronically sign documents and schedule follow-up appointments.
Other St. Luke’s services including St. Luke’s Children’s cardiology clinic, Idaho Cardiology Associates and the Certified Midwives Program will move into the building.
A third floor of the building is still under construction. Once complete, the medical office building will be 106,000 square feet.
The hospital system is also building a new cancer care facility on the south side of its Nampa campus. One of the final beams, signed by hospital staff and community leaders, was placed Tuesday morning.
Construction started last year and is scheduled for completion this summer. The St. Luke’s Cancer Institute, formerly known as the Mountain States Tumor Institute, will offer health services in one central location that better serves a larger population and is more inclusive of communities such as Caldwell, Middleton and Star, according to a hospital press release.
The two-story building will be 42,000 square feet, more than double the current cancer care facility in Nampa. That facility, built 25 years ago, was designed to care for 8,300 patients, but currently sees about 16,000 patients a year.