Essentia's Vision Northland project reaches halfway point of construction
After more than 1 million hours of construction work completed, the replacement hospital structure for Vision Northland is halfway done.
Essentia Health's Vision Northland project in Duluth has reached the halfway point of construction after more than 1 million work hours have been completed, Essentia announced Tuesday.
Essentia reported there has been only one injury to date recorded that resulted in lost time. McGough Construction Safety Manager Kale Fischer credits the notably low number of injuries to preparation and safety inspections.
The $900 million expansion broke ground Sept. 11, 2019, and is anticipated to be enclosed in 2022, with construction set to conclude in the first quarter of 2023 and patient care commencing in the third quarter of 2023. When completed, it will be a replacement facility for Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center.
Another estimated 1 million work hours are anticipated to be needed to complete construction of Vision Northland.