St. Luke’s $22.5 Million Expansion On Track

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St. Luke’s is expanding in a $22.5 million way, and hospital officials said Tuesday that construction is going as planned.

The surgical expansion will bring more state-of-the-art care to local patients by providing services that are not currently offered in the Northland.

The 36,000 sq. ft. building will have two hybrid and four universal operating rooms.

There will also be 42 private exam rooms for a more comfortable setting before and after surgery.

“It allows us to have the family more involved with the patient. Currently, we have a two floor difference between where the OR’s and where the family is. Family is very important in the patient care,” said John Strange, President and CEO at St. Luke’s.

The main goal of the hospital is to provide convenience for patients.

“We are trying to do this in a cost effective manner. We are going to try and eliminate the cost of the patient in the travel and going down to the Cities. If we can do it closer to their home then that will take a lot of the worry and the travel and cost out,” said Strange.

The expansion is expected to be finished at the beginning of June. 

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