Melrose Community Campaign
Thank you to each of the 177 donors who contributed $788,358 to the capital campaign in support of the new hospital project. We are well on our way to the $1.5 million goal.
While the project has moved into the construction phase, fundraising efforts are continuing to help support pieces of the project that wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the community.
CentraCare Health – Melrose is constructing a new hospital to better serve the 11,000 residents in the Melrose service area. This building project ensures that we will be providing the necessary facilities, amenities and resources to ultimately improve the patient care process and foster health care excellence well into the future.
Our Commitment to a Healthy Community
Construction of the $26 million, 53,000 square foot hospital began in June 2016; opening anticipated for winter 2017.
Current plans include:
- 12 private rooms with private bath suite; for inpatient and outpatient services
- Two dedicated labor, delivery and recovery suites
- Two operating suites
- In-house MRI
- Centralized nursing stations to improve efficiency and patient monitoring
- Distinct and inviting emergency entrance
Join us in ensuring that CentraCare Health – Melrose continues to deliver on its vision of service and quality, working to improve the health of every patient, everyday.
Please consider a gift to the Our Commitment to a Healthy Community Campaign. For further information, please contact Julie Baum at 320-256-1807.
New Hospital Construction Update:
On Sept. 13, CentraCare Health – Melrose celebrated a milestone in new hospital construction project with a tree-topping ceremony. The last steel construction beam was put into place and a pine tree was placed on the highest point of the project. The practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. A tree or leafy branch is placed on the topmost wood or iron beam and sometimes workers are treated to a meal. (The Melrose construction crew did enjoy a chicken dinner to celebrate the milestone). The tree will stay in place for about a week. The new hospital is on track to open in late 2017.