For 120 years, we’ve brought specialists together, added services and grown to meet our region’s needs. Now, with 14 locations in the Grand Cities, convenient health care is right around the corner.
One such location is Altru Specialty Center. On March 11, we celebrated with a community open house, complete with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and guided tours throughout the facility. That same day, the state of North Dakota also granted us a provisional license.
The only hospital of its kind in Eastern North Dakota to have single specialty care under one roof, Altru Specialty Center is home to:
- Inpatient Rehabilitation (March 25)
- Physical Therapy (March 25)
- Occupational Therapy (March 25)
- Joint Replacement Center (March 31)
- Elective Orthopedics Surgeries (March 31)
- Podiatry Procedures (March 31)
- Radiology Services (accessed through Altru Professional Center entrance)
- Sleep Center
First since 1976
The first opening of a new hospital in Grand Forks since 1976, Altru Specialty Center will feature four operating rooms and 45 private beds. Learn more in this infographic:
The second floor of Altru Specialty Center is home to Altru’s inpatient rehabilitation services. It features 23 spacious patient rooms, a dedicated cafeteria and a comfortable family day room.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Altru’s inpatient rehabilitation has the goal of maximizing or restoring a functional level of independence for discharge to a community setting.
Rehabilitation patients will relocate to Altru Specialty Center starting March 25, and orthopedic and podiatry patients will follow the next week.
Joint Replacement Center
As a leader in knee and hip replacement, the Joint Replacement Center’s goal is to get patients back to their active routines as quickly as possible. Twenty-two private rooms (located on the first floor of Altru Specialty Center) and dedicated occupational and physical therapists are for joint replacement patients.
Key benefits of the program include:
- Reduced length of hospital stay
- Modern techniques in pain control
- Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
It’s About Our Patients
Altru patients will experience several benefits from this transition. In addition to individual rooms increasing privacy and decreasing wait times, some rooms also house larger beds and wider doors for bariatric patients. From state-of-the-art equipment to warm, home-like finishes throughout, patients and visitors will enjoy the brand new space.
Additionally, moving these specialties to South Washington Medical Park frees up space at our main campus to allow for additional capacity and complete conversion of private patient rooms.
Thank you to the core group of individuals (pictured below) who made this milestone at Altru Specialty Center. Without your hard work and dedication, this important piece of our region’s history could not have happened.