(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Health celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Sanford Heart Hospital today. The event, held on the site of the new heart hospital at the corner of 18th Street and Grange Avenue, included community participants, physicians and staff from Sanford Heart Hospital. When it opens in 2011, the 205,000-square-foot Sanford Heart Hospital will include 58 inpatient beds, cardiovascular operating rooms, catheterization (cath) labs and clinic and outpatient services.
“We have had a tremendous heart program for three decades and this new facility will help us continue to deliver patient care in one convenient location for our patients while keeping our other services right at their fingertips,” said Charles P. O’Brien, MD, President, Sanford USD Medical Center.
The new Sanford Heart Hospital will provide convenience to patients and their families by having physician offices, outpatient testing, surgical services, cath labs and consultation services all in one building. Patients and their families will be greeted by valet parking and centralized registration no matter if they are visiting for a physician appointment, testing or an inpatient stay. The goal of this new building is to make heart care easily accessible in one location.
“Our patients are our priority,” said Tom Stys, MD, Sanford Cardiology Medical Director. “We have a strong history of outstanding care at Sanford. The goal of this new building is to make that quality heart care easily accessible in one location. This new facility will contain cutting edge technology in our cath labs and surgical suites. The patient rooms not only contain the latest in technology but are designed with patient and family comfort in mind.”
The new Sanford Heart Hospital building will also include Sanford Clinic Heart Partners and Sanford Clinic Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery.
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