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Sanford Health investing in Vermillion facilities

VERMILLION (AP) — Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to invest nearly $12 million in medical facilities in the South Dakota city of Vermillion over the next five years, in an agreement with the Dakota Hospital Foundation.

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Sanford Vermillion Medical Center CEO Timothy Tracy says the plan includes tearing down the original hospital, which was built in 1935, along with two additions. The demolition will not include a newer hospital expansion completed in the early 1990s.

Tracy says a new outpatient facility is to be built on the spot. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotans reports the project is being completed in five phases and should wrap up in fiscal 2018.

Sanford is investing $11.9 million in the project and the foundation $2 million.

Sanford is based in Sioux Falls and Fargo, N.D.

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