The Utah Valley Regional Medical Center has a new telephone prefix - 357 - already in use within the hospital community.
The prefix replaces 371 and 379 prefixes, which will not be usable after Jan. 1.All hospital department four-digit extensions will remain the same. The main line to the center stays 373-7850.
With the 357 prefix, the hospital has a block of 10,000 numbers available to use. "With the 371 prefix, we were running out of numbers," said Zeeman.
The new telephone directories due out in December will list UVRMC numbers with the 357 prefix, he added.