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Brookings Opens New Medical Plaza

Oct 30, 2016 10:47AM ● By MED Magazine
Brookings Health System officially opened the newly constructed Medical Plaza building last month, completing the first leg of the health system’s hospital expansion and renovation project. Brookings Health System CEO Jason Merkley expects the new facility to help the community recruit and retain new doctors.

The Medical Plaza’s first floor tenant, Avera Medical Group Specialty Care clinic, includes familiar Brookings faces. Avera Medical Group recently moved its obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery and podiatry services from the 400 Twenty-Second Avenue clinic into the new building.

The Medical Plaza’s second floor is available for lease. Intentionally built as an open shell, the second floor may be set up to accommodate the needs of tenants.

“The second floor of the Medical Plaza will accommodate those provider office space needs well into the future,” says Merkley. “The building even contains infrastructure to add on a third floor if the demand for space exceeds the second floor capacity.”

With the Medical Plaza open for business, construction continues on the rest of Brookings Health System’s campus. Once the east hospital expansion is completed, remodeling will start inside the original 1964 building. The entire project is slated for completion Summer 2017. 

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