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Regional Health to Expand and Renovate in Rapid City

Oct 30, 2016 08:52AM ● By MED Magazine
Regional Health has announced a multi-year, phased project to expand and renovate Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) and construct an Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute at the Buffalo Crossing development in Rapid City.

Preliminary plans for Regional Hospital  include:
·     Making all current patient rooms private and adding additional private patient care units
·     Expansion of the emergency department
·     A new main entrance
·     A new hospital office building for specialty services attached to the hospital
·     New parking structures, including covered parking

The announced expansion project also includes the construction of a new medical facility specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation. The Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute will be built on 10 acres at the Buffalo Crossing development, located at the southeast corner of Catron Boulevard and Highway 16, in Rapid City.

“Our goal is to have all orthopedic, sports medicine, podiatric, spine, pain management, rehabilitation, and integrative medicine services within one location with a team of providers and caregivers coordinating and working together," says Regional Health Chief Operating Officer Paulette Davidson.

The institute will also include a performance and athletic enhancement center. The initiatives are a part of Regional Health’s system-wide master space planning process and represent the largest expansion and renovation project in the system’s history.

The construction manager for the project is Layton/Gustafson, a joint venture between Layton Construction of Salt Lake City and Rapid City-based Gustafson Builders.


Local officials and business leaders, including Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender and Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Linda Rabe, were among those who celebrated the news with Regional Health executives, physicians, and caregivers at an unveiling ceremony last month.