Alerus donates $1 million for new hospital

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Alerus donated $1 million to Altru Health Foundation to support a new Altru Health System hospital.

The donation, considered one of the largest Alerus has ever made, was the first to be directed to the new hospital. The hospital, a seven-floor building at Altru’s Columbia Road campus, will include space for 226 licensed patient beds and a 16-bed observation unit. Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.   

Chris Wolf, Alerus Northern Valley market president, called the donation “an investment in the long-term prosperity of our entire region.

“Access to state-of-the-art health care improves the quality of life and is a critical component in attracting and retaining new businesses and residents,” he said. “This new hospital will directly impact our employees, our clients, and our community, and we are proud to contribute to a project that will benefit our community’s overall well-being for years to come.”  

Altru Health System, an independent, nonprofit health care organization, has more than 300 providers and 55 care specialties. The first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru Health System has an acute care hospital, specialty hospital, level II trauma center and more than two-dozen practice locations throughout northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.