Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers

Hunstman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce a major hospital expansion: The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at HCI.

The new patient care facility will extend from the north end of HCI’s buildings on the campus of the U of U in Salt Lake City. Located within the U of U Health medical infrastructure on campus, the expansion will allow the HCI to grow by 220,000 square feet and add 48 new inpatient hospital rooms. It will include four floors of clinical space, an expanded wellness and integrative health center, two floors of faculty offices and two floors available for future build-out based on patient needs. The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers will increase HCI’s clinical care capacity by 50%.

More information about the project and its major contributors is available here.

Anticipated Project Timeline:

  • May – December 2019: Design and Construction Planning
  • Fall 2019: Utility Work
  • September 5, 2019: Ceremonial Groundbreaking
  • January 2020: Construction Begins
  • Summer 2022: Commissioning, Equipment Installation, Moves
  • October 2022: Open to Patients

Project Updates

Phase 2 – Relocate Circle of Hope Drive for duration of Construction, Building Excavation, Shoring, Additional Utility Work – February 2020 through May 2020

Beginning in early February 2020 (dependent upon weather conditions), work will begin to build a temporary Circle of Hope Drive that will remain in place until 2022. This solution will keep vehicle access open to the front door of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, including hospital and research building entrances. Shuttle service will not be restricted due to construction. Construction of this temporary road will take 8-12 weeks to complete. See phasing plan below for details:

Download Temporary Road Phasing Plan HERE

Reminder: Parking Lot 60 near the Children’s Center is closed indefinitely.

There will be a noticeable increase in construction-related traffic on North Medical Drive throughout the spring of 2020. Large amounts of soil will be exported from the construction site during the excavation phase of the project. Flaggers and appropriate traffic mitigation efforts are being put in place. Patient/other medical traffic will be given priority over all other traffic types. Dust control measures will be in place and compliance will be enforced.

Employees that use the Bonneville Shoreline Trail system and exit the BST from this area will need to find an alternate exit nearby. The nearest recommended exits are the Dry Creek Trailhead and the Red Butte Creek Road Trailhead. For more information on BST system routes, please refer to the BST website.