Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Monument Health is transforming the health care landscape of the Black Hills for years to come. That includes new buildings to ensure we meet the future needs of our communities. Below are recent and ongoing projects.


Monument Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic Expansion

The 20,000 square-foot clinic in Sturgis opened its doors in February 2018. The new clinic adjoins the Monument Health Sturgis Hospital. This improves the efficiency and convenience for physicians, nurses, other health care professionals and the patients we serve.

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Monument Health Custer Hospital and Clinic

The 44,000-square-foot Custer Hospital and Clinic opened in May of 2018. The building allows room for future growth, and enhances Monument Health’s ability to provide coordinated, high-quality care. Patients benefit from advanced medical technologies in a safe healing environment specifically designed for patient care.

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Monument Health Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital

The Monument Health Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital opened in January 2019. It serves patients in orthopedics, sports medicine, rehabilitation and surgical services.  It also is home to the Sports Performance Institute Powered by EXOS, with programs aimed at everything from improving one’s ability for everyday activities to training elite athletes who seek to enhance their performance.

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Under Construction

Monument Health Rapid City Hospital Expansion

The most significant renovation and expansion project in Monument Health history is a multi-year, phased project that includes new construction and renovations of Monument Health Rapid City Hospital. The addition to the Rapid City Hospital will greatly expand emergency services as well as parking and medical clinic space.

Rapid City Hospital operates the busiest Emergency Department in South Dakota and North Dakota. As demand for emergency medicine increases, the need for more space – and more efficient use of space – is a priority at Monument Health.

The new addition to Rapid City Hospital will greatly expand space for the Emergency Department. It will also create a rooftop helipad and a drive-through ambulance garage with space for six ambulances. In addition to the new Emergency Department scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 there will also be a 32-bed private inpatient unit.

The last phase of the renovation and expansion is underway, and when complete in spring/summer of 2020 it will be the new main entrance to the Rapid City Hospital. It will include the Heart and Vascular Institute which will have integrated outpatient and clinic space just a short walk from the inpatient hospital. In addition, for families who visit patients, there will be more space set aside for meetings, including a circular spiritual room where Native American can perform smudge ceremonies and other religious practices. There will also be two parking garages which will have space for 1,300 vehicles, more than half of them covered to protect from snow and rain.

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