SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health has broken ground for a new clinic to be located on Sanford Sports Complex grounds in northwest Sioux Falls. The 8,000 square foot facility will house a Sanford Acute Care and Orthopedic Fast Track Clinic and the headquarters for The Summit League.
The clinic will offer onsite laboratory and imaging services plus immediate access for athletes utilizing the Sanford Sports Complex. In addition, the services will enhance the care capabilities and increase convenience for the expanding area of Sioux Falls and nearby communities.
"We continually evaluate population growth patterns because Sanford Health is committed to providing easy access to health care all across and around Sioux Falls," said Paul Hanson, executive vice president for Sanford Health. "With the rapid growth in the area, adding clinical services at the sports complex is a natural fit."
The building will also be the new home of the headquarters for The Summit League, a move announced in May 2018. The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions. The league has hosted its Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls since 2009, including the past four at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
"We are extremely grateful to be partnered with Sanford Health on this project," said Tom Douple, commissioner of The Summit League. "Our new offices will definitely provide expanded services for our membership."
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 1,400 physicians in nine states and nine countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has nearly 30,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit sanfordhealth.org.
About The Summit League
Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: the University of Denver, the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, Oral Roberts University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes
competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website and follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.