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Altru to host community forum on hospital project, long-range plans

A 3-D model of Altru's proposed hospital will be on display at a community forum Thursday at UND's Gorecki Alumni Center. The event, set for 5 to 6:30 p.m., will feature interactive stations where residents can learn about and provide feedback on...

An aerial view of the new Altru Hospital, which would replace the hospital building on the Altru Health System's South Columbia Road campus. The anticipated completion date is 2022, officials say. (Submitted image from Altru Health System)
Here's an architect's image of the proposed Altru Hospital, which would replace the current hospital building on South Columbia Road. The anticipated completion date is 2022, Altru officials say. (Submitted image from Altru Health System)

A 3-D model of Altru’s proposed hospital will be on display at a community forum Thursday at UND’s Gorecki Alumni Center.

The event, set for 5 to 6:30 p.m., will feature interactive stations where residents can learn about and provide feedback on design aspects of the project and the 25-year master plan for Altru’s Columbia Road campus.

The model of the proposed hospital represents the most current design, said Kellee Fisk, Altru’s chief people and strategy officer. February is the target date for the $250 million hospital’s groundbreaking.

The construction site will occupy an area north of the Altru Cancer Center, she said.

Employees of Altru and JLG Architects will be on hand to answer questions and receive feedback on the plans.

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The event will be a family friendly, and children are welcome, said Jonathan Holth, community and client development manager with JLG Architects. There will be an area where children can design a hospital with Legos, he said.

Complementary food and beverages will be available.   

The Gorecki Alumni Center is at 3501 University Ave.

 

Related Topics: JLG ARCHITECTS
Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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