Monument Health projects totaling $120 million to improve care in Rapid City, Spearfish

BLACK HILLS, S.D. — Three different Monument Health Projects with a price tag of $120 million will bring key expansions and care, officials say.

The hospital announced it’s latest planned additions on Wednesday, including two projects at Monument Health’s Spearfish and Rapid City hospitals.

In Spearfish, the main location off Main Street will be doubled in roughly the next three years with the project.

 

The expansion, Monument officials say, will help serve population growth and a call for medical advances.

“This expansion will dramatically help in terms of space, but also in terms of care delivery and modernizing, some of the spaces we do have so that we can more efficiently care for folks” said Dr. Chris Gasbarre, the Community Medical Director for Monument Health Spearfish Hospital.

Also included in the project will be an expansion to the hospital’s Emergency Department that will allow more space for specialty care.

“Currently we lease a number of locations around the City in Spearfish and so this will allow us to consolidate all of those specialties into one location,” said Thomas Worsely, the President of Spearfish Hospital and Hills Market.

The second project is a new multispecialty clinic off Interstate 90 at Exit 17 that’s set to be completed in a year and a half. Monument Health says its foundation is committed to contributing $6 toward the projects and has raised $3.5 million.

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In Rapid City, Monument Health also announced it plans for a $40 million expansion for its pediatric portion of the hospital. The project will be completed sometime in 2026.

According to Monument Health, they’ve outgrown a space that delivers over 2400 babies a year.

“We even have patients that have to leave sooner than when they are ready to, and because of our physical limitations to room-in space, so for them to be able to stay and get the care that they need is going to be a huge blessing for those families,” said Kamela Johnson, the Director of Women’s & Children’s Service at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.

Monument Health’s Foundation, has committed to contributing $7.1 million and has raised about $3.1 million with a goal to raise the remaining $4 million over the next year.

The projects will break ground in the spring of next year.

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