Westminster College Announces Gift from St. Mark's Hospital
Hospital donates $300,000 to name lab in Meldrum Science Center
SALT LAKE CITY —Westminster College announced today that St. Mark’s Hospital, a member of HCA MountainStar Healthcare, has committed $300,000 to name the St. Mark’s Hospital Anatomy and Physiology Lab in the nursing suite of the college’s new Meldrum Science Center. The $25-million facility is scheduled to open in spring 2010.
“Our gift to Westminster reflects the high regard we have for the college,” said Steven B. Bateman, chief executive officer of St. Mark’s. “We are impressed by the top-notch education the college provides, and the innovative ways in which their students learn. When we hire Westminster nurses, we know they share our commitment to making patients the highest priority.”
St. Mark’s Hospital and Westminster have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship dating back to 1949. “We are pleased to strengthen this tradition with our gift and continued support,” Bateman continued.
Designed by VCBO Architects and to be built by Big D Construction, the 60,000 sq. ft., four-story Meldrum Science Center will be LEED Gold-certified. The state-of-the-art facility will serve all of the college’s students through the core liberal education program, prerequisites for nursing students, and by helping accommodate the growing numbers of students majoring in fields of science. There will be 14 open and flexible classroom/laboratories and five dedicated undergraduate research laboratories. The St. Mark’s Hospital Anatomy and Physiology Lab will be on the third floor.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.
About St. Mark’s Hospital
A member of the HCA MountainStar family of hospitals, Salt Lake City-based St. Mark’s was Utah’s first hospital when it opened in 1872. After 136 years of providing patient care in the 300-bed hospital, St. Mark’s is the most preferred hospital in Salt Lake County, according to Valley Research, an independent research firm.
In addition to St. Mark’s Hospital, the HCA MountainStar family includes Ogden Regional Medical Center, Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Brigham City Community Hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, and a number of outpatient surgical and imaging centers. For more information, visit www.stmarkshospital.com.