Sanford Health breaks ground on orthopedic hospital

Jon Berg
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health broke ground on a new 205,000 square foot orthopedic hospital. The Sanford Orthopedic Hospital will be built to the west of the surgical tower and to the south of the Sanford Children’s Hospital on the main campus in Sioux Falls.

“This project will substantially improve orthopedic care in our region for years to come,” said Paul Hanson, president of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. “We have greatly enhanced our orthopedic program in the past few years, by providing sub-specialized care plans for patients, helping them get back to enjoying the things they love. This project builds on that success and is an incredible milestone in the region.”

The new 205,000 square foot hospital features 161,000 square feet of new space adjacent to the Sanford Surgical Tower and 44,000 square feet of remodeled space currently utilized by the surgical tower. It will include 19 inpatient rooms, 12 operating rooms and 56 medical suite rooms that can be utilized by family members as hotel rooms.

“These rooms can also be used for patients who maybe don’t require an overnight stay but want to stay close by and continue to be monitored for a night before heading home,” said Dr. Kristofer Kimber, orthopedic surgeon at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.

The project will include an intraoperative MRI machine, providing near real-time imaging during procedures, and will be the new home of the Orthopedic Residency Program.

Construction on the hospital will be in full swing this summer, with an anticipated opening date in the fall of 2025.

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