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Sanford Health's east Dickinson clinic gets a remodel

While the outside of the now Sanford Health East Dickinson Clinic may look familiar to patients, work is be done on the inside to give it a fresh look.

The inside of Sanford Health's east Dickinson clinic is in the process of being remodeled. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)
The inside of Sanford Health's east Dickinson clinic is in the process of being remodeled. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

While the outside of the now Sanford Health East Dickinson Clinic may look familiar to patients, work is be done on the inside to give it a fresh look.

Sanford Health bought the former Great Plains Clinic in September 2016 and has since worked to incorporate the physicians and patients into the Sanford network. The healthcare company is currently in the process of remodeling the interior of the building.

The remodel includes a new breakroom for employees, a fresh coat of paint, more space for business employees and an updated check in desk for when patients come in to be treated, as well as extended space for more exam rooms. There's also new flooring and lighting throughout the building.

Kathleen Koppinger, the senior director of clinics at Sanford Dickinson, said they didn't have to add anything on to the building, but have basically redone a lot of the interior.

"What we're really excited about is in the back of our building, which would be on the east side, we have two wings that have all been redone," she said. "It will be kind of a more open area for patients. It's a smaller clinic, however, it's opened everything up. ... It's exciting, very exciting."

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Doctors and patient alike are excited for the new look an old home, Becky Roshau, the director of the Sanford Health East Dickinson Clinic, said.

"My mom has been coming here for 30 years and she says it's so exciting that there will be a whole new look with their same providers," she said.

Coppinger said so far the renovations and transition has been going well.

"It's always hard to move employees out of their desks that their used to and into another area temporarily, but everybody has done very well transitioning and trying to make sure that the patients don't get lost or they know where to be," she said. "I think it's been as good as it can be."

Koppinger said there isn't a specific timeline to complete the remodel, but their goal is to continue to provide care at both their east and west clinics no matter the circumstances.

"I think the goal always is to have enough providers to see patients every day," she said. "So I think as we're working together with the west and east clinic we just want to make sure that we have services available for those that need it."

The Sanford Health East Clinic offers coumadin and diabetes monitoring, digital radiology, family medicine, full-service laboratory, internal medicine and pediatric care. The Sanford Health West Clinic on Fairway Street includes the speciality bays, surgical center, infusion, a CT scanner and a mobile MRI unit. Once the new space is finished there may be specialities that move into the new clinic but nothing is certain yet. Irsfeld Pharmacy, inside the facility and is separate from Sanford, will be staying in the clinic.

Koppinger said she thinks patients will be excited about the changes.

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"The patients have been troopers through the whole thing," she said. "They walk into the building and they're familiar still with the outside of the building, but they walk in and they're very happy and excited about the changes on the inside."

The inside of Sanford Health's east Dickinson clinic is in the process of being remodeled. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)
The inside of Sanford Health's east Dickinson clinic is in the process of being remodeled. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

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