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Published on May 09, 2016

CentraCare Health – Long Prairie breaks ground for new medical campus

CentraCare Health - Long Prairie GroundbreakingLong Prairie hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event on May 9, 2016, which marked the official start of an innovative model of health care that will soon be delivered in Central Minnesota. CentraCare Health – Long Prairie has started construction of a new medical campus, replacing the existing 60 year old facility, scheduled to open in 2017.

The new model of health care will better serve the nearly 24,000 regional residents with a focus on outpatient care rather than inpatient stays, better access to additional specialists and privacy that meets today’s standards.

The new state-of-the-art facility will include:

  • 65,000-square-foot clinic and hospital facility
  • 26 clinic exam rooms
  • 3 clinic procedure rooms
  • 12 private patient rooms for inpatient and outpatient services
  • 2 labor, delivery, and recovery suites
  • 2 operating suites
  • Distinct and inviting clinic and emergency entrances
  • Decentralized nursing stations to enhance efficiency and improve patient monitoring

This project is a reality thanks to the over 500 generous donors who contributed over $2,537,000 to the Building a Healthy Community capital campaign in support of the new medical campus building project. Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the construction process to support additional opportunities within the campus.

For information about giving opportunities, contact Nicole Bjerke, CentraCare Health Foundation – Long Prairie development officer, at or 320-732-7337.

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