Associated Press, Published May 05 2010
Work begins on $55 million Sanford Health-MeritCare hospital in AberdeenABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Preliminary work began Wednesday at the site of a $55 million hospital in the northeast South Dakota city of Aberdeen.
Sanford Health-MeritCare says the 48-bed, 113,000-square-foot hospital will attach to its existing clinic.
The three-story hospital is expected to open in the summer of 2012 and employ more than 200 people.
An official groundbreaking celebration for Sanford Medical Center Aberdeen is set for May 18.
Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health merged with Fargo, N.D.-based MeritCare late last year, forming Sanford Health-MeritCare.
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