Published on April 17, 2017

Altru Selects Architect and Construction Manager

Grand Forks, N.D. – As clinic operations resumed in new locations throughout Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, Altru Health System formed a steering committee and began the groundwork on long-term solutions for a new ambulatory master plan. This plan looks at locations of buildings, overall sizes and special relationships to each other, as well as the need to use similar technology between both hospital and clinic services. Altru’s steering committee is working closely with a medical planning consulting firm and is in week eleven of an 18-week process to fully define Altru’s ambulatory master plan.

Altru has conducted interviews and selected additional firms to help determine programming needs and future use of space; JLG Architects was selected as the architect, and PCL Construction as the construction manager. Adding these two firms to the steering committee helps define programming needs and how the ambulatory master plan fits within Altru’s full master site and facility plans. In terms of future facility logistics, including size, location, etc., all work is now in the analysis phase. 

Altru expects to have decisions on the broad direction for the ambulatory master plan to review with its Board of Directors by mid-summer. In the meantime, several areas of Altru Health System are under construction so they can be repurposed and used more efficiently for patient care. The steering committee anticipates these moves will be complete by August.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.