St. Lukes has third building in the works
St. Lukes plans day-care facility
By TRAVIS PURSER
Express Staff Writer
St. Lukes officials have disclosed they are working out the details
of a plan that could result in the hospitals constructing a third building on its
medical complex site south of Ketchum.
The building would house a day care facility.
Jon Moses, CEO for the new complex, made the announcement two and a half
weeks ago during a meeting with the Blaine County Planning and Zoning Commission called to
consider St. Lukes application to build a 40,000-square-foot medical office building
on the site. Consideration of that application is on the P&Zs agenda for
During the earlier meeting, commissioner Cindy Mann told St. Lukes
officials the county needs to have "all the information" from St. Lukes so
that the county could do a better job with land-use planning.
Before the county makes a decision on the proposed office building, Mann
asked, "is there anything else?"
St. Lukes chief architectural planner, Jeff Hull, said there was not
But Moses said a day care facility "might come up."
During a telephone call Friday, St. Lukes public relations officer
Hilary Furlong confirmed a day care facility that could handle 25 children is in the
"Were actually in the process of studying the feasibility of
it," she said. "We think its very important for attracting and keeping
St. Lukes plans to open the day care facility in the next one and a
half years, Furlong said.
The facility could be built next to the new hospital, she said, or at
another location if St. Lukes decides to share the facility with another major local