Hwy 40 Hospital Entrance to Close for Spring

Getting to the hospital during construction

Beginning Wednesday, May 8, access to the hospital from 1500 South and Highway 40, which is the South West entrance will be closed. All patients and visitors need to access the hospital, clinics, ER and InstaCare from the entrance off of 1200 South 500 East. Please see the map.

Why?

With the construction at Heber Valley Hospital, we are creating a road that will connect to future parking by the South West and Northern entrances.  This road will also be accessed from either 1500 South or 1200 South. For the new road to be completed before Fall 2019, we need to close the existing road this spring. We will be relocating, and installing utilities, building the new road and building additional parking.

Construction update

We are currently re-building the new clinic space, the new front entrance, which includes the new café, patient registration, expanding the lobby. We are adding new parking areas, the loop road and adding a more private surgical discharge area for surgery patients. The clinic space, café, and new entrance will be opened in the fall of 2019, along with the new road. The complete renovation will not be completed until Fall of 2020.

Provider locations may temporarily change during construction

If you are coming for outpatient physical therapy, fitness classes, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Longenecker, Dr. Cook, Johanna Hendrickson, please continue to park in the South Building, which can be accessed from Highway 40 and 1500 South.

Please remember where our providers are located.

  • MAIN HOSPITAL, SUITE E: Dr. David Warnick, Dr. Brian Lofgran, Dr. Jill Faatz, Jessica Parker, Virginia Giles, Revere Cardiologists
  • MAIN HOSPITAL, SUITE F: Dr. Winston Bokor, Max Stirling, Dr. Jason Howell, Dr. Peter Leavitt, Wes Webster, Dr. Greg Tayler, and Intermountain Cardiologists
  • MAIN HOSPITAL, SUITE G: Dr. Todd Haderlie, and Dr. Tod Berg

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.