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POCATELLO, IDAHO — Ascension Group Architects was recently selected to provide design-build services for the $150 million replacement hospital for Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The project consists of a new six-story addition to the east campus of the medical center along with interior renovation throughout the existing facility. Construction will include 187 beds, 320,000 square feet of new construction and 37,000 square feet of renovated space. When complete in mid-2011, the facility will house an intensive care unit, a cardiovascular intensive care unit, medical/surgical beds, obstetrics, a nursery, a neonatal intensive care unit, pediatrics, psychiatry, a surgical suite, an endoscopy suite, rehabilitation and an emergency department. Additionally, the expansion will include a two-story lobby and atrium, a dining room, a coffee shop, a central plant, and a helipad and hanger. Layton Construction is serving as general contractor for the project. Portneuf is owned by a joint venture between Portneuf Health Care Foundation Inc. in Pocatello and Plano, Texas-based Legacy Hospital Partners Inc.

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