A Rich History of Care, Innovation, and Success
The origins of South Davis Community Hospital (SDCH) extend back to the 1950s when local physicians saw the need to develop a hospital to serve the citizens of fast-growing south Davis County. Together, a group of local business leaders, community physicians and county citizens combined efforts which resulted in creating SDCH, a nonprofit acute care hospital, officially incorporating in December of 1960 and opening its doors to patients in the summer of 1961.
SDCH operated as the local acute hospital until the mid-1970s when it was determined that two hospitals were needed for the county. Layton, Utah became home of today’s Davis Hospital and Medical Center, and in 1974 construction began of Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, located just east around the corner from SDCH. When Lakeview Hospital opened in September 1976, SDCH served its last acute-care hospital patient and closed for remodeling to reopen in April 1977 as a specialty care center.
SDCH continues as an organization devoted to pioneering specialized programs and technologies that improve the health and well-being of its patients. There is no other facility in the region that can match SDCH’s unique ability to provide multiple levels of care with complete continuity and excellent overall outcomes.
The SDCH Campus also serves as a teaching and training site for more than 500 nursing and respiratory students each year from local colleges, giving them valuable exposure to the Hospital’s advanced respiratory, specialty pediatrics, and complex and high-acuity skilled nursing programs.
Discover through our past how SDCH has evolved and advanced to become an award-winning organization known for its performance. South Davis Community Hospital continues to seek innovative ways to serve the Utah community and surrounding inter-mountain states to offer the most effective specialized health care programs in the region.