Community members tour renovated space at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

While the public has witnessed the outside transformation of Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center this past summer, what they haven’t seen are all the changes that are happening inside the building as expansion and renovation of the facility is well under way.

Earlier this month, Ridgeview Foundation hosted tours for several community members to showcase the project and how enhancements to the facility will improve patient care for area residents for years to come. The project is expected to be completed late spring 2019.

Following the tours, guests heard brief presentations by leaders from Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center including Kevin Lindstrand, chairperson, board of directors; Ben Nielsen, vice president and interim administrator; and Ehtaisham Mohammed, MD. Speakers shared information about construction milestones including the anticipated completion of Phase I this fall. Phase I will conclude with reopening of the new helipad on site, and the expanded and repaved patient parking lot. The pharmacy, laboratory and infusion area will be relocated to new spaces in the lower level of the hospital building, freeing space to begin Phase II immediately following. Phase II will focus on renovation to create the new trauma bay and three private Emergency Department spaces.

“This project truly demonstrates Ridgeview’s commitment to investing in health care in Sibley County,” Lindstrand said. He thanked Ridgeview and the community for their past and ongoing support of the project.

Ridgeview Medical Center is helping to fund this $7.5 million project, and there is a capital campaign under way to raise $250,000 in community funding.        

Community members are invited to support this fundraising campaign by making an online donation at www.ridgeviewfoundation.org and designate your donation directly to the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center Project. To learn more or to discuss additional giving opportunities, call 952-442-6010.

Photo Caption (from left): Jim Swanson, Pauline Marlinski, Mike Noack, Dave Hennies, Mayor Richard Nagel, Tim Dolan, Quentin Knaak, Ridgeview’s construction project manager and Ehtaisham Mohammed, MD.