• STURGIS, S.D. 10/26/16 – Another chapter in the history of Sturgis Regional Hospital began Wednesday with an official groundbreaking for a new $10.2-million clinic to be constructed on the hospital’s campus.

    The new project will add over 20,000 square feet to the existing hospital and replace some 8,000 square-feet of existing specialty clinic space. It will also provide a new front entrance to the hospital and the emergency department.

    Mark Schulte, president of Sturgis Regional Hospital, says the clinic addition will benefit not only Sturgis, but the entire region.

    “By combining all of our services and specialists within one central caring environment, we can offer patients greater access, more convenience, less duplication and better coordination of high-quality care.”

    Schulte says the project is part of the health network’s plan to meet the growing need of health care needs of the community.

    Mayor Mark Carstensen says the expansion strengthens the future of Regional Health in Sturgis.

    “We are excited about Regional Health’s plan to expand. This will greatly enhance our community and make health care more convenient and accessible to area residents and visitors and responds to our community’s ongoing growth and supports our health care needs now and into the future.”

    Construction on the new addition is scheduled to begin next month. When completed, the new clinic will have 36 exam rooms and will consolidate all of Regional Health operations in Sturgis onto one campus. That will include Massa Berry Clinic, which is currently located over 11 blocks away in downtown Sturgis.

    Reprinted courtesy of KBHB Radio, correspondent Gary Matthews