Vision Northland Project

Structure of Essentia’s Vision Northland Project Marked Complete with Topping Out Ceremony

According to hospital and construction officials, the project is ahead of schedule at 53% complete.

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health, city and state officials celebrated a big milestone in the multimillion-dollar Vision Northland project — the end of structural construction. The “topping out” ceremony was held Tuesday. For the construction tradition, the beam is adorned with an American flag and a small tree.“They all symbolize positive things,” said Jeff Dzurik, Executive Vice President of McGough Construction….

Essentia Vision Northland Project Celebrating Well-Balanced Workforce

Underrepresented Workers Vital to Essentia's Vision Northland Project

DULUTH, Minn. – The Essentia Health Vision Northland Project is celebrating two milestones. The new, $900 million state-of-the-art facility is now approximately 40 percent complete. Another accomplishment resides within the workforce behind the project. According to Essentia Health, the operation is proud to have a workforce in which nearly 17 percent of the crew members are from groups traditionally underrepresented…

Essentia Vision Northland Project 35 Percent Complete, On Track For 2023 Opening

The $900 Million Project Remains On Budget as Crews Work to Enclose the New Inpatient, Outpatient Facilities

DULUTH, Minn. – A multi-million dollar development is changing the skyline of Duluth’s downtown district. Ground broke on Essentia’s Vision Northland Project in 2019, and if you’ve recently driven by, you’ve noticed a large amount of progress has been made on the exterior of the new structure. What started as a vision in 2017 is now becoming an impressive reality….

Essentia Purchases Old Sears Space in Miller Hill Mall

It is now the second old storefront Essentia will own in the Mall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northlanders will soon see another Essentia Health marquee replacing a storefront at Miller Hill Mall. Essentia has announced the official purchase of the old Sears Space. According to Essentia officials, plans on what to do with the former Sears space are still being discussed. This comes one year after Essentia purchased the old Younkers space in the mall,…

Phase One of St. Luke’s Expansion Almost Complete

Phase Two and Three expected to be done in 5-7 years.

DULUTH, Minn.- As Essentia Hospital starts their $800 million Vision Northland expansion project, St. Luke’s is moving into the next phase of their campus redevelopment. Phase One involved the construction of Building A in 2012 and expanding surgery into that building. Now that’s wrapping up, consolidating more services into that one main building. The completion of Phase One in August…

Essentia Health Purchases New Property

Essentia Health bought five properties Monday, but no plans are set on what the land will be used for

DULUTH, Minn.- Essentia Health has made a strategic investment in plans for the future regarding their $800 million dollar expansion, which it recently broke ground on. Essentia Health just bought five properties to build on, all of which are currently residences. Plans aren’t set in stone yet, but Essentia Health says it bought the five properties to build a new…

Vision Northland Project Begins

The largest private investment in Duluth's history began Monday

DULUTH, Minn.- The largest private investment in Duluth’s history began Monday as Essentia Health started construction on its 3 year Vision Northland Project. And with it comes road closures that will restrict access to the 1st Street building which is why Essentia is now offering free valet parking via the 2nd Street building enterance at 502 East 2nd Street, something…