(Sioux Falls, SD) Expanding its investment in patient care, education and research, Sanford Health has broken ground on a new 185 acre research park. The Sanford Research Park is located at the southern entrance to Sioux Falls near the intersection of Interstate 29 and Interstate 229. The park will be home to all of Sanford Research/USD.
"This includes the expansion in basic, translational and clinical programs, and a singular research project addressing a pressing issue affecting the health and well-being of the people in this region and people around the globe," said Sanford Health Executive Vice President Dave Link.
The first phase of the Sanford Research Park is expected to be completed in 2011. The site has space for over two million square feet of office, research and light manufacturing buildings.
"Research companies are interested in the area because it provides a great environment for their research and development activities," added Link.
In addition to the office and research component, local developers have proposed plans for retail, convention and other lifestyle amenities immediately to the south of the park. Additional residential developments are also possible because of the areas expected growth.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Healths comprehensive, integrated system includes nearly 370 physicians in 115 clinics, 23 hospitals, 13 nursing homes, 17 assisted living facilities and congregate living locations, 27 home health services and 19 pharmacies. With approximately 12,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the region. Its primary 500-bed nonprofit tertiary care hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, serves an average of more than 30,000 inpatients annually. With more than a million outpatient visits each year, Sanford Health has served the 80,000 square mile, four-state region of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska for over 110 years. Sanford Health is the largest healthcare system between Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Denver, CO. Its divisions include Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Clinic, Sanford Health Network, Sanford Health Plan and Sanford Health Foundation. For more information visit, www.sanfordhealth.org.
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