Sanford Health breaks ground on new clinic at sports complex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health has broken ground for a new clinic to be located on Sanford Sports Complex grounds in northwest Sioux Falls. The 8,000 square foot facility will house a Sanford Acute Care and Orthopedic Fast Track Clinic and the headquarters for The Summit League.

The clinic will offer onsite laboratory and imaging services plus immediate access for athletes utilizing the Sanford Sports Complex. In addition, the services will enhance the care capabilities and increase convenience for the expanding area of Sioux Falls and nearby communities.

“We continually evaluate population growth patterns because Sanford Health is committed to providing easy access to health care all across and around Sioux Falls,” said Paul Hanson, president for Sanford Health Sioux Falls. “With the rapid growth in the area, adding clinical services at the sports complex is a natural fit.”

The building will also be the new home of the headquarters for The Summit League, a move announced in May 2018. The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions. The league has hosted its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls since 2009, including the past four at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

“We are extremely grateful to be partnered with Sanford Health on this project,” said Tom Douple, commissioner of The Summit League. “Our new offices will definitely provide expanded services for our membership.”