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- Rodney Reider, Saint Alphonsus Health System President and CEO, is joined by colleagues to cut the ribbon on the Bown Crossing Health Plaza.
Officials with Saint Alphonsus Health System cut the ribbon Aug. 8 on a new health plaza in southeast Boise, bringing the hospital's number of Treasure Valley facilities to 10. Saint Al's President and CEO Rodney Reider said the decision to build the new health center was based on need.
"We're honored to be part of this community," said Reider at Saturday's grand opening in Boise's Bown Crossing neighborhood. "We saw an immediate need to make sure sure services were closer to home."
The 13,333-square-foot facility includes family medicine, urgent care, physical therapy and special care, and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Reider was joined by physicians, administrators and a team of caregivers wearing St. Al's trademark red shirts to cut the ribbon on the new facility.
"When we plotted where our patients were, this project was a go," said Nancy Powell, chief administrative officer for the St. Al's Medical Group. "Kudos to [Boise-based] Andersen Construction. They delivered this building on time and under budget."
With that, Deacon Gary Anderson, from Boise's Our Lady of the Rosary Church, gave a blessing and performed a rite of sprinkling for the Catholic health system and scores of Bown Crossing neighbors streamed through the doors to get an opening-day tour of the facility.