SPEARFISH, S.D. – Monument Health began the construction enabling phase of the Spearfish Hospital expansion project. This important step lays the groundwork for the large hospital addition and remodel project.
This early construction phase focuses primarily on the northern parking lot of Spearfish Hospital. The majority of the work will be to reroute all necessary utilities, expand the parking lot and start the process of ordering long-lead materials.
When complete, the Spearfish Hospital project will nearly double the size of the existing hospital. The project will include more than 94,000 square feet of new construction to expand the existing hospital while 14,000 square feet of the existing space will be remodeled.
“As the needs of the community grow, especially in the northern Black Hills, Monument Health remains committed to providing high-quality care, close to home,” said Paulette Davidson, President and CEO of Monument Health. “This necessary first step is an exciting one for the growth and expansion of care for the Northern Hills.”
The Monument Health Foundation committed to contributing $6 million toward the project, with $5.6 million of the fundraising goal currently raised.
“The Spearfish community has shown great excitement and support for this project,” said Thomas Worsley, President of Monument Health Spearfish Hospital and Hills Markets. “Our Physicians and Caregivers are dedicated members of our local community and expanding the health care we can provide with this expansion helps each of us.”