People in Business 2019: Tri-County Health Care announces plans for new hospital
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Tri-County Health Care staff announced in March 2019 plans to either expand or build a new hospital.
Later in 2019, after public meetings and researching potential locations, they set their sights on a location west of Wadena on a property in Otter Tail County. If all testing checks out, they are looking at building a new hospital at that location, as soon as spring of 2020.
The current hospital faces obstacles such as an inefficient layout, operating rooms that are costly to update, hidden location, poor energy efficiency, lack of parking and limited room for expansion in its current location. These make it difficult to offer the most advanced procedures and services while upholding safe, high-quality care.