July 24, 2019 4:50 pm
Saltzer Health and Ball Ventures Ahlquist unveiled plans today for a major new medical complex at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.
With 270,000-square-feet, the two four-story buildings will include an ambulatory surgery center, physician clinics, gastroenterology suite, rehabilitation, physical therapy, skilled nursing, imaging, lab, pharmacy and a 24-hour urgent care clinic. Construction is expected to be completed in late fall 2020.
“With these state-of-the-art buildings, we are poised to bring quality care, transparency and reduced costs to Treasure Valley patients,” said Tommy Ahlquist, co-founder of Ball Ventures Ahlquist and former emergency room physician.
The new Meridian location is ideally situated to create a healthcare corridor in the heart of the valley, he said. “We believe the Ten Mile Crossing location will enable Saltzer Health to improve access to more people near to where they live, work and play.”
At the event, Saltzer Health CEO Ed Castledine provided details about a Saltzer Home Health a new division providing rehabilitation, home health and hospice opening soon in the Treasure Valley.
“With the addition of post-acute therapy, rehabilitation, home health, hospice and skilled nursing services, Saltzer Health will be well-positioned to better meet the healthcare needs of all patients along the care continuum,” said Castledine.
While growth creates new opportunities to expand services, Saltzer remains committed to providing excellent care to patients in Nampa and Caldwell, said Dr. John Kaiser, an obstetrician/gynecologist and CEO of Saltzer Clinics. “Since our founding by Dr. Joseph Saltzer, our physicians have treated generations of Canyon County patients. We will continue to build on the love and trust earned over decades.”
Construction partners include Brighton Corporation and SCS Development. CTA is the project architect. The contractor is Okland Construction Co., a family-owned, regional general contracting and construction management company.