March 10, 2018

Southern Utah Welcomes New Riverfront Medical Center

St. George Eye Center is expanding their office space at the new Riverfront Medical Center located at 617 East Riverside Drive. The first building in the Riverfront Medical Center campus is 57,000sf and is the new home for St. George Eye Center, Desert Pain Specialists, Southern Utah ENT, Fusion Pharmacy and other medical office tenants. It is the largest medical facility (besides the Intermountain Healthcare campus) in Southern Utah. St. George Eye Center will be occupying 9,000sf of prime office space on the first floor. The building is three stories and is tilt-up concrete construction. With ample parking and easy access, the building was designed to improve the patient experience and allow St. George Eye Center to provide more timely service and efficiencies for their patients.


The new space for St. George Eye Center, located at 617 East Riverside Drive, will triple their current space and allow for better patient processes and service. With the expansion comes added services with the addition of two new members to their staff. First is Doctor Nicholas Behunin, a fellowship trained eye surgeon and Cornea Specialist. Originally from Price, Utah, Doctor Behunin attended and graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 2013, having over 5 years of diverse experience, especially in ophthalmology. He later served his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and became fellowshipped trained at the Kellogg Eye Center, Michigan Medicine, located at the University of Michigan.


Also joining St. George Eye Center is Sherine Smith as a physician’s assistant. According to Snow Slade, MD, “Sherine is one of only a handful of physician’s assistants who is specifically trained in ophthalmology. There were only five two years ago, so we are proud to have one of the few physician’s assistants specializing in ophthalmology. She also speaks Spanish, which is an added bonus to our St. George Eye Center to assist the underserved Hispanic community.”


The building will be home to Fusion Pharmacy, which will benefit those needing to fill prescriptions. This eco-friendly building is like no other medical facility in Southern Utah. The design takes in to account the patient experience, providing easy in and out traffic flows, with ample parking and soothing landscaping. The patient-flow design will maximize the patient-centric focus, and will account for future population growth in the county.


Inside the offices of St. George Eye Center you will find photos from their recent humanitarian efforts taken during multiple trips to various third world countries around the world offering eye care and surgery for those in need.


To find out more about St. George Eye Center call 435-628-4507 or go to


About the Building:

Electrical: LED fixtures, daylight harvesting in all spaces with windows, lighting control panel that adds controllability for operating and business hours, and dimmable lights controllable by the occupant.

Mechanical: With the VRF system it is more controllable per smaller spaces, it can help if occupants would like to keep some rooms a lot cooler/warmer than other rooms in the building.



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