Essentia Health’s big idea, Vision Northland, will redefine the continuum of care in Duluth. Visitors will access the new 928,000 SF inpatient/outpatient facility through a grand public lobby, featuring a public restaurant, retail amenities, a chapel, and a conference center. Dramatic views of the cityscape and Lake Superior waterfront are provided by a pedestrian circulation spine that runs along the perimeter of the building. Patients and visitors may also access a roof garden to relax and enjoy views overlooking the lake.

The informed design of new patient-centric rooms is based on a universal adaptability model that supports the delivery of the applicable levels of care. The intensive care unit, intermediate care unit, and medical/surgical patient rooms will be right-sized with amenities to support different acuity needs as required. This new facility will allow Essentia to provide visionary health care services currently limited by existing facilities and infrastructure.

Completion Date: Fall 2022

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