The most significant renovation and expansion project in Regional Health's history will begin with new construction, renovation of existing facilities, and infrastructure improvements in Rapid City. The projects include new construction and renovation of Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) and the development of a new state-of-the-art Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute to be constructed at the Buffalo Crossing development in Rapid City. The initiatives are a part of Regional Health's system-wide master space planning process and its commitment to transform the future of health care in the region.
The Rapid City Regional Hospital construction and renovation is a multi-year, phased project and will include new construction and renovation of Rapid City Regional Hospital and its campus to create new healing environments to benefit patient care, thus improving convenience, comfort and support. Preliminary plans include:
- Making all current patient rooms private and adding additional private patient care units
- Expansion of the emergency department
- A new, main entrance
- Addition of a new hospital office building for specialty services attached to the hospital
- Construction of new parking structures, including covered parking, for the convenience of patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers