On November 11, 2007, the people of St. James, MN celebrated the opening of the new Mayo Clinic Health System – St. James Critical Access Hospital. The new facility and the affiliation with the Mayo Clinic had been long sought after by the community.
In the fall of 2003, the St. James Health Services board selected Yanik as Owner’s Representative and Design/Builder for the development of their new Critical Access Hospital which enabled them to continue to provide community based healthcare services of the highest quality. On June 26, 2006, the board of St. James Health Services approved the financing and the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the construction of their new replacement hospital. Groundbreaking was held on August 9, 2006.
Current and projected programs and services were reviewed, and functional and space programs were developed with the hospital staff. This document captured the current level of work, the projected future growth, corrected current deficiencies, and developed a vision of healthcare services for the community.
With significant input from the staff, a diagram was produced identifying the key strategic relationships important to the long term success of the facility, based on its strong ties to the agricultural community. The result is a facility which houses a fully integrated clinic, and a specialist program with the Mayo Clinic and Veterans Affairs Clinical Services.