Community Support Made the Long Prairie Medical Campus a Reality

7 May 2018

The vision for the Long Prairie Medical Campus has become reality thanks to the support of the greater Long Prairie community. To date, 511 donors have pledged $2.55 million with the lead gift of $500,000 coming from The Rosen Family Foundation. CentraCare Health employees pledged over $400,000 with additional large gifts coming from Lee and Jan Hanson Family; Farmers Union Industries, LLC; Paul Van Gorp, M.D. and Bobbi Knutson; Rodger and Marlys Bense; and Dan’s Prize, Inc. Community members, local businesses and civic organizations along with many Long Prairie area residents contributed over $650,000.

The construction of the medical campus was no small feat. It took roughly 100,000 hours of craft worker time to complete. Eighty percent of the construction workforce live within 60 miles of Long Prairie. The $30.8 million 65,000 square foot medical campus has many enhanced features including:

  • 12 private rooms for inpatients and outpatients to receive services for medical, surgical, pediatric, coronary, obstetrics and newborn care

  • Eight observation rooms for up to 23-hour stays and emergency and outpatient services

  • Two dedicated labor, delivery and recovery suites

  • Two surgical suites

  • In-house MRI

  • Decentralized nursing stations to enhance efficiency and improve patient monitoring

  • Gift shop

  • Healing garden

  • Chapel

  • Bistro, which is open to the public!

Read more about the new Medical Center here.