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June 5, 2013
Kraus-Anderson completes new $21 million Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn.
BEMIDJI, Minn. (June 2013) – Kraus-Anderson Construction has completed the construction of the 24,365-square-foot renovation and 48,820-square-foot addition to Riverwood Healthcare Center, an independent, integrated hospital and clinic facility serving Aitkin county and nearby communities in northern Minnesota. An open house will take place from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.
The extensive $21 million project relocated ER and ICU, and remodeled the patient, specialty treatment and pharmacy departments, as well as waiting areas and staff amenities – all accomplished without interruption to the clinic or hospital services.
KA converted 11 existing patient rooms to single patient rooms, and added new labor and delivery areas, as well as five infusion bays for chemotherapy and other medication therapies. In addition, the renovation created a new support services area that houses medical records and human resources, bringing all Riverwood employees in Aitkin into one location.
The expansion effort also facilitated an economic boost, created 18 new positions at the hospital and generating 130 new construction jobs with a payroll of approximately $6 million for the duration of construction. KA also hired subcontractors from Aitkin as well as the surrounding area, providing regional economic impact.
Included in Minnesota Physician’s 2013 Health Care Architecture Honor Roll, Riverwood Healthcare Center was designed by HDR, Inc. of St. Paul, Minn. The owner representative is Yanik of Spring Park, Minn.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. The company has been consistently ranked among the top health care general contractors in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare Magazine and has been leading the charge in sustainable design and construction for the last 20 years. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Minot, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.