Stimulus funds will expand health care in Williston areaTrinity Health in Williston, N.D., has received $5.5 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct a new medical services building, said Jasper Schneider, USDA rural development state director on Thursday.
Trinity Health in Williston, N.D., has received $5.5 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to construct a new medical services building, said Jasper Schneider, USDA rural development state director on Thursday.
“The Recovery Act continues to have a positive impact in advancing infrastructure projects and continues Rural Development’s efforts to improve the quality of life for North Dakota communities” Schneider said in a press release. “Energy production has led to a growing population in the region and the new facility will provide better access to vital medical services.”
A two-story, 42,400 square foot medical office building will be constructed. The current clinical buildings are located in two different areas and lack handicap accessibility.
“Trinity Health is proud to partner with USDA Rural Development and the Williston medical community to make this state-of-the-art facility a reality,” said Trinity Health CEO John Kutch in a press release. “Today’s announcement will allow us to respond to the needs and expectations of the greater Williston community while reinvesting into the city of Williston.”
The new clinic will have space for offices and consultation space for seven general practice physicians, three ophthalmologists, and five optometrists. There will also be 40 exam rooms with additional space for testing, nurse and technician work stations and general supplies. A retail vision center, radiology, laboratory services and special procedure rooms will also be included in the building.
The service area for the clinic includes a six county region for a population of over 52,000 people. The facility will be located on four acres of land within the city limits of Williston along Highway 2 Bypass, northwest of 14th Street West and the Highway 2 frontage road. The total estimated project cost is $8,823,312 with Trinity Health providing $3,323,312.