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GI medical education will be part of new building at Sanford

Sanford Health will add a 237,000-square-foot building to the main medical campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The new Medical Building 1 will be five stories, with the top floor designated to the Sanford Digestive Health Center.
The 45,000-square-foot top floor will include digestive health services, which includes both procedural suites and clinic space as well as a quality education and training area for our gastrointestinal fellows and training physicians, including the first and only GI fellowship program in North and South Dakota.
This new building that doesn’t necessarily have a new name will be located on the south side of our main campus near the former Medical Building 1 that was demolished in 2018. It’s scheduled to be complete by the end of 2023 with occupancy by Spring of 2024. The Sanford Digestive Health Center will create a convenient environment for our patients with clinic visits and procedures all under one roof. More than 20 GI providers will work in this new building that will include 10 GI procedure suites, 40 pre-procedure suites, recovery rooms, and physician offices.
“My colleagues and I are thrilled to continue offering convenient care options to our patients with the latest endoscopic technologies and treatment modalities in this new building,” said Dr. Jeff Murray, gastroenterologist at Sanford Health. “Being able to focus on the mission of caring for patients while preparing our future GI specialists all under one roof will create a full circle training moment that will be invaluable to the Sanford family and our community.”
The Sanford Medical Education GI Fellowship Program is a three-year program that is done after a medical resident finishes their Internal Medicine residency. The space created for this program will include a dedicated workspace for students as well as an endoscopic simulation space for trainees to learn endoscopic techniques. This Fellowship Program is made possible by the most recent $300 million donation from T. Denny Sanford.
“Sanford Health is committed to growing its own workforce. It’s programs like this GI Fellowship that will help us mold tomorrow’s health care providers,” said Dr. Murray. “As an already established major teaching site, we look forward to offering these GI Fellows a place where they can build lasting mentorships and relationships with experts in their field.”
The patient experience will start as soon as people get to Medical Building 1 with the first four floors dedicated to parking. There will be a total of 400 spaces available to our patients. 

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