Avera Health Announces Plans for Building Project
“This bold, transformative campus is part of a broad and unified development plan to meet the rapidly growing needs of Sioux Falls and the region.”
That is how Dr. Dave Kapaska, Regional President and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center described the proposed building plans for health providers largest building project in Sioux Falls history.
The Avera on Louise Health Campus will be a walk-able, consumer-friendly campus constructed on 82 acres at a convenient, easy-to-access location in southwest Sioux Falls.
Work will begin this fall, and when constructed, the campus will have multiple buildings. The first phase includes a surgical hospital and a connected medical office building, comprising 260,000 square feet. Opening of the campus is slated for early 2020.
The campus will specialize in orthopedics and sports medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology and internal medicine. The surgical hospital will offer an immense range of innovative surgical procedures including robotic surgery, new technologies and amenities.
The economic impact of this project will be considerable, both in terms of the workers who participate in construction, as well as the purchase of materials. Over 600 workers will participate in construction over a two-year period.
The design and construction team includes BWBR Architects, St. Paul, Minn.; Journey Construction, Sioux Falls; and Garrett Peters, AIA, Avera McKennan.