August 17, 2017
The 100,000-square-foot facility will advance personalized care across health care system
This Fall, Sanford will open the doors to a new three-story hub for Sanford Imagenetics, the cutting-edge, comprehensive program that fully integrates genetics with internal medicine.
Employees will begin training in the building in mid-September, and the first internal medicine patients will be welcomed on Oct. 9. A public open house is scheduled for Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The state-of-the-art facility, located in Sioux Falls, will facilitate unparalleled collaboration between health care providers, scientists, patients and educators with the goal of advancing truly personalized medicine across the health care system and beyond. It marks a major step toward more precise prescription of medications, screening for and management of chronic disorders.
A long list of services will be housed within the building, including general internal medicine, medical genetics, genetic counseling, medical genetics laboratories (cytogenetics and molecular genetics), radiology, patient access management and a new dialysis center.
It will also contain teaching space for students in the genetic counseling graduate program created in partnership with nearby Augustana University.
Sanford Imagenetics was launched in 2014 through an extraordinary $125 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford.
As a part of this initiative, Sanford Health will also have dedicated facilities in all major markets to accommodate implementation of this new program throughout the enterprise. Depending on the region, these facilities would house the internal medicine practice, genetic counselors, medical geneticists, research, education and lab services.
Learn more at Imagenetics.sanfordhealth.org. To join us on the front lines of medical innovation and support initiatives like Imagenetics, consider a gift today to Sanford Research.
- Home for cutting-edge Sanford Imagenetics nears completion (Argus Leader, Aug. 8, 2017)
- Sanford Health Announces $125M Gift to Fund Genomic Initiative for Internal Medicine (Sanford Health, Jan. 7, 2014)