Fairview Ridges Hospital kicks off Specialty Care Expansion Campaign

This rendering shows the south entrance to Fairview
Ridges Hospital after the expansion project is complete.
Feb. 10, 2014
More than 100 leaders, donors and community members gathered on Feb. 6 to kick off the public phase of fundraising for our Fairview Ridges Hospital Specialty Care Expansion in Burnsville. See highlights from the kickoff event below.

“This expansion is critical to Fairview Ridges Hospital’s ability to meet the health care needs of the growing and aging population in our region,” says Fairview Ridges Hospital President Beth Krehbiel.

“This project will help us do just that, but we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re embarking on the hospital’s first major fundraising campaign.”

‘Means so much to our community’
The project is estimated to cost $60 million. While Fairview is funding the vast majority of the project costs, Fairview Foundation hopes to raise $3 million by the end of the year.

Supporters have contributed nearly $2 million to the project to date, but more help is needed from the community.

“I’m a proud supporter of Fairview Ridges Hospital,” says Butch Ames, whose company—Ames Construction—made a $1 million leadership gift in support of the expansion.

“We wanted to support this effort because it means so much to our community.”

Heart, cancer and orthopedic care and more
This expansion project will improve access to heart, cancer, orthopedics and other specialty care services for area residents, enabling them to receive these services close to home.

Highlights include a newly remodeled pediatric unit, state-of-the-art laboratory, new observation and outpatient unit, and extended capabilities in orthopedic and spine care, sports medicine, pain management and rehabilitation. The project is slated to be completed in fall 2014.

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Check out highlights from our kickoff event

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