‘Breaking More Ground’ celebration set for Sept. 20

Construction is well underway at the site of the new Trinity medical complex in southwest Minot.

With building activity well underway at the site of its new healthcare facility, Trinity Health is holding a “Breaking More Ground” event Sept. 20 to celebrate construction of its new regional healthcare campus and medical district.

The community is welcome to attend the event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the construction site located on 37th Avenue Southwest, west of the Minot Family YMCA. A community picnic, refreshments and music by Dakota Dixie will be featured, along with a short program about the project and its impact on healthcare delivery in the region.

“Breaking more ground means building more opportunity for the region we serve,” said Patrick Holien, board chairman. “With our first 100 years ago nearly behind us, we look forward to creating a model for healthcare delivery that provides the best, most compassionate, most exceptional care possible for our patients, families and communities.”

Once completed, the $350 million healthcare campus will include:

– A prototype digital, patient-centered campus emphasizing quality and patient safety.

– A six-story hospital tower with 208 private rooms designed to maximize patients’ experiences.

– A medical office building for hospital-based specialists and other providers to support the healthcare demands of the region, especially patients with multiple medical issues.

– High-tech facilities to enhance Trinity Health’s leadership in emergency transportand Level II trauma.

Dave Kohlman, vice president of facilities, says a productive construction season has put the project slightly ahead of schedule, with completion projected sometime in 2020. In the meantime, the public is invited to keep tabs on construction progress by logging on to Trinity Health’s live cam website at www.trinityhealth.org/livecam.

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