ABERDEEN, S.D. — The new Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center officially opened to meet healthcare needs with expanded services and state-of-the-art technology. The center was designed by Hoefer Wysocki Architects (HWA) and built by JE Dunn Construction Company.
The newly constructed hospital is Sanford Health’s first hospital in this community. It is three floors, 48-beds and connects to the existing Sanford Health Aberdeen Clinic. It is a full-service regional hospital that includes adult and pediatric care, labor and delivery, critical care, cardiac cath lab, inpatient and outpatient surgical and procedural areas, inpatient and outpatient therapies as well as an emergency department.
“We are so proud to be a part of this community,” says Gordon Larson, CEO of Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. “As Aberdeen and surrounding communities continue to grow, so does the need for quality healthcare, and we saw a need for expanded services and improved facilities in this region so we were eager to make the financial investment.”
The facility was carefully designed to support staff in patient care through utilization of a fully integrated electronic health record, a “minimal lift” culture and efficient work-flow patterns — all to improve the patient experience. More than 30 local and regional artists contributed pieces to the facility.
“Everything in this building was intentional. The idea is to focus on the patient and their loved ones and families,” said Larson. “We wanted to create a space that fosters healing. You will see open spaces, natural light and local art work throughout.”
Sanford Health broke ground on the $60-million facility in May 2010 and has an Aberdeen presence since 1979. Aberdeen (population 26,000) is a growing community in northeast South Dakota.