Revere Health’s new one-stop shop for health care breaks ground in Southern Utah

Revere Health executives and community leaders join CEO Scott Barlow for a groundbreaking ceremony for their new one-stop shop health center, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2018 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The future of medicine in Southern Utah and one provider’s unique, patient-oriented approach to healthcare took center stage Friday afternoon at a groundbreaking for their new multispecialty health center.

Revere Health employees join in the celebration at the groundbreaking for their new one-stop shop health care center, St. George Utah, Dec. 14, 2018 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

With shovels drawn and smiles of accomplishment, Revere Health executives gathered with physicians and dozens of other people on the dirt lot north of Lin’s Market at 2900 E. Mall Drive to celebrate beginning construction of their new St. George facility.

Revere says it prides itself as being a leader in value-based healthcare in Utah, and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Steen told St. George News this center keeps with that mission by offering many health care services in one place, including family medicine, urgent care, cardiology, physiatry, physical therapy, orthopedics, imaging, oncology and a vein and vascular center.

Steen said the company really likes the growth it sees in St. George and bringing all of their physicians in one space as a one-stop shop will be have a great impact on the community.

“All they have to do is come here in one location and they can get all the health care they’re going to need,” Steen said, adding the new center is of the same model as Revere’s facilities in Provo and American Fork and they are excited about the new services this “hub of healthcare” will be able to provide to the area.

In fact, Revere’s new 68,000-square foot center will be home to the first outpatient imaging center in St. George, enabling the company to lower costs and increase patient satisfaction. Steen said:

When we’re offering imaging and lab services like this compared to a hospital setting, we’re usually about a third of the cost. Hospital settings, just because of their makeup and the way they are, are always more expensive, so we’re looking to do more and more in this building. Twenty years ago we would’ve said ‘we have to go to a hospital to have that done,’ well healthcare’s changed a lot and you don’t have to do that anymore.

Steen said being able to have all their physicians together in one building will not only save patients a lot of time but also a great amount of money. He said Revere has been been able to show significant savings for the last four years and has been a Medicare Accountable Care Organization for multiple years in a row.

In 2018 Revere also became the first Next Generation Accountable Care Organization in Utah by meeting certain metrics that address aspects of high-quality care, such as treatment effectiveness, patient safety, appointment availability, access to services and patient satisfaction.

“We’re one of 58 in the entire country,” Steen said. “We’ve been able to cut healthcare costs 27 percent.”

Paul Broadhead, southern division administrator for Revere speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2018 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

Paul Broadhead, southern division administrator for Revere told St. George News that having all of the physicians in one location is going to be a blessing to the community. Right now they are all spread around in smaller clinics, and the new building will bring them together in a model of care that the company says will benefit the providers and give patients a higher quality of care.

“It’s going to be an inviting, healing environment. They’re going to feel good going in the building, and hopefully they’re going to feel good coming out,” Broadhead said. “It will feel relaxing, not just like you’re walking into a hospital kind of setting. It will feel healthy — it’ll just feel good.”

Utah House Rep. Travis Seegmiller grew up just a stone’s throw away from the open lot and has had multiple generations of his relatives cared for by the physicians at Revere. He spoke at the ceremony about the major impact the company has had on his family throughout his life and said he is excited at the prospect of having a facility within bike riding distance for his children.

Utah House Rep. Travis Seegmiller speaks at a groundbreaking for Revere Health’s new one-stop health center, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2018 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

Seegmiller said his family has planted its roots firmly in the soil near his grandparents at the crossroads of St. George and Washington City in Washington fields and it is an honor to have Revere move to his community and offer care to the 43,000 constituents he represents.

“We feel very happy and excited about the fact that Revere Health now is doing the exact same thing right here in the shadow of what we consider to be our stomping grounds for all these generations,” Seegmiller said. “Thank you to Revere Health for trusting us with your future, as we trust you with our future and our families’ future in your hands too.”

Dr. Michael Anderson said he has seen a lot of changes in the town since he moved here in 1988 as a young orthopedic surgeon, watching St. George nearly triple in population. He didn’t know if he would live to see the day that a facility like this would be complete and said he was really grateful to see the construction finally happening.

“If we do this thing right, working together, supporting each other, we’ll be able to offer to patients a level of health care that previously has not been seen in Washington County,” Anderson said. “This is a recipe for success. I’m anxious and excited for the future of medicine in Southern Utah and very excited to see this building go up.”

Broadhead said the construction is expected to be complete in the early part of 2020.

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8 Comments

  • Not_So_Much December 14, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Good news. Monopolies aren’t the answer.

    • Kilroywashere December 14, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      You are sooooooooooooooo right. N.S.M.

    • Craig December 15, 2018 at 8:27 am

      It seems odd to me that this is the first outpatient imaging center here. Those are pretty routine.

    • Craig December 15, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Monopolies can create problems. That can be seen in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

  • Snarkles December 15, 2018 at 10:47 am

    This article makes no sense. IHC has outpatient imaging. Coral Desert has outpatient imaging which is much cheaper than IHC. They both have multiple kinds of doctors under one roof so to speak. The more medical groups that infiltrate St. George, the more the medical records get separated from each other and the patient so the doctors don’t know what kind of treatment you have had or are getting. They don’t share info between groups. You have to have separate accounts and web info log ins for each group. It is annoying and leaves room for mistakes when checking for allergies. The ER won’t know what your care has been at Revere. I go to a Revere doctor down here and what they bill my insurance is not necessarily what I had done. My appointments end up with the wrong doctor and no one calls me back when I get tests done so I know what to do or the results. It may be cheaper, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

    • Redbud December 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      Even if it’s really all gloom and doom as you claim, I’d rather pay $1000 for an MRI than $3000 given the choice. I can obtain the report and images, and take them to the other doctor. You are responsible for your own health, and the more choices we have the better!

  • Snarkles December 15, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I was just pointing out that they aren’t adding anything new… just want a piece of the pie because the area is growing. And their service isn’t necessarily any better or cheaper than what is already available and makes record keeping even more chaotic. We also have cheaper private labs like Lab-cor in So. Utah so the options are all here. What is really needed are Internal Medicine doctors… several retired and haven’t been replaced and the GP’s are trying to cover those patients.

  • jaltair December 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Competition makes prices more reasonable and care better. I can see positives here. I understand the concern about not having “centralized records”; however, now things can be sent digitally anywhere with a release. I’d say it’s a good thing.

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