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Minot's Trinity Health reveals more about medical center at groundbreaking

An artist rendering of the new, six-story Trinity Health medical center in Minot. Submitted 1 / 2
An artist's rendering of the new $350 million Trinity Hospital in Minot scheduled to open in 2021. Submitted2 / 2

MINOT, N.D.—Trinity Health in Minot held a groundbreaking celebration Thursday, Sept. 20, to reveal more details about its new $350 million, six-story regional health care center.

Although work on the hospital has been underway for months, the event was an opportunity to celebrate with the community, said officials.

The new medical center will offer advanced cardiac, neurosurgical and orthopedic care with about 200 private rooms, state-of-the-art surgical suites, a behavioral health section and an emergency and trauma center with 24 treatment bays.

Also planned is a medical office building for hospital-based specialists and other medical personnel.

A news release said CEO John Kutch told the gathering at the construction site that it was "an exciting day for the future of Trinity Health, the Minot community, and northwestern North Dakota. This project is not really about building or buildings. It is about people. It's about fulfilling our mission to improve the health of the people, the community, and the region we serve. "We've incorporated an intuitive design to help create a supportive, comforting environment for patients and families from the moment of arrival to the time of discharge. Our goal is to make every aspect of their visit a positive experience," Kutch said.

Planning for the 970,000-square-foot campus began more than a decade ago with the purchase of land near the Minot Family YMCA in southwest Minot.

Last November, Trinity Health received its final major boost with approval from Ward County commissioners to issue up to $380 million in health care revenue bonds. Since then, construction on the site has been underway. The hospital is scheduled for completion in 2021, a year shy of Trinity Health's centennial celebration.

Noting the approaching centennial, Trinity Health Board Chairman Patrick Holien praised "the grit of Trinity's founders and the passion of succeeding generations, who never faltered in their quest to pursue medical excellence on behalf of the people they served. Today, we reflect on our rich history and look forward to where we are headed in the next 100 years."

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