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Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of St. Paul Renovations

November 27, 2017
Yanik is pleased to announce that the full building permit for the renovation work at Marian of St. Paul has been issued, with start of construction to begin in December. This effort will include the full renovation of four levels of skilled nursing and assisted living at the existing Marian building, which was converted from a hospital to senior care in the 1980%u2019s. The schedule of just under two years will update all living areas which will include 60 rooms of skilled nursing care, 60 rooms of transitional care /assisted living, all kitchen and dietary spaces, dens and living rooms, spas and nurse stations. The lighting controls will be upgraded to incorporate circadian rhythms with new LED fixtures. HVAC and plumbing will be completely updated with new piping, fan coil units and new unit fixtures. The work also includes a new roof. Yanik is the design/builder for the Benedictine Health System and Cereinty Senior Care. The total square feet of the work is 83,000 square feet.

St. Crispin Living Community Construction Progress

September 7, 2017
The new roof is complete as well as the reroof of the existing roof. Exterior insulation and building wrap has started. Windows and PTAC units are being installed. 2nd Floor and stair poured. Vapor barrier and gypsum on the bottom of trusses installed. The new entry foundation is installed and the masonry veneer has been started. The project is moving along!

Yanik Selected as Senior Housing Developer

July 31, 2017

Northfield Hospital keeping nursing home; possible assisted living addition.

The Long Term Care Center, which has been the subject of much discussion from the Northfield Hospital Board and staff this year, will continue to operate after the board voted so Thursday. In addition, the board agreed to enter into a development agreement with Yanik Companies for potential assisted living facilities on the hospital campus.

The decision comes after a few years of study from the hospital board, in conjunction with Yanik representatives, on the needs of the local senior community and the viability of the hospital continuing to run a nursing home.

'"We've been looking at where we should be moving forward with senior care service for the future, as we only offer traditional nursing home services now," Hospital Chief Operating officer Jerry Ehn said. "We found there is a need in the community for quite a few senior housing units (assisted living) and very specific memory care units. So what we're trying to do is be a facilitator to these trends."

Ehn explained that the board and staff agreed the nursing home should remain in operation, because there is a need there. Hospital President Steve Underdahl noted earlier in July that administration had heard strong feedback from the community in support of keeping he Long Term Care Center.

The viability of the nursing home was questioned by leaders, because the facility has lost anywhere from $750,000 to $1 million for several years, up until 2016 when state funding changes made up for much of the losses. Staff anticipates that more shortfalls from the nursing home are likely in the future, though.

According to the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there are three Northfield locations with federally certified nursing home beds available. 42 beds at Northfield Care Center, 101 at Three Links Care Center, and 40 at Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center.

Losing the Long Term Care Center would've been a blow to the already limited availability of beds in the area, though the beds at Northfield Hospital are about $75-$100 more expensive than beds elsewhere in the community, according to the hospital's senior care study.

That study also noted that the utilization of nursing home beds throughout the state of Minnesota is down significantly from previous years. The Minnesota Department of Human Service projects the future nursing home beds need to be below the projected number of licensed beds.

"Nursing home utilization rate continue to drop, even for individuals age 85 and greater, as seniors now have other options for receiving services," the report noted.

Those trends led hospital staff and board members to believe the hospital should be considering different option for senior care. The Yanik-developed assisted living facility would provide just that.

Northfield Hospital would not own or operated the facility. In fact, it has not committed any dollars to the project. However, it has expressed willingness to allow Yanik to develop on 7 acres of the land the hospital leases from St. Olaf College (21 acres are yet to be built on).

Yanik will continue to work on design and development with the focus on 'aging in place' according to the Hospital's Ehn. The hospital board will eventually need to approve the final design. The the city of Northfield and St. Olaf College will need to agree to the changes to the lease of land.

In the meantime, the Long Term Care Center will continue running and Northfield Hospital staff and board members will continue to consider the best care options for an aging society.

"We want to make sure we're positioning ourselves or helping the community position themselves, as we continue to age," Ehn said.

Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of St. Paul Interior Renovations

February 14, 2017
Yanik was pleased to recently present the finalized construction plans and Guaranteed Maximum Price for the interior renovation work at the Cerenity Senior Care - Marain of St. Paul facility in St. Paul, MN. The interior renovations occur over five levels and includes renovation of administration spaces, skilled nursing levels and enhanced assisted living. The resident units will be updated with private toilet areas including showers, with support and surrounding spaces renovated to reflect the neighborhood living design. A majority of the resident units will also be remodeled into private spaces, totaling 120 units overall. The serving kitchens found on four of the levels will be outfitted with new dietary equipment and serving functions. The living rooms will feature cozy areas with fireplaces and new furniture. Guests and residents will be welcomed with a new entry area off the main level, with an expanded sitting bistro area which overlooks the adjacent Mounds Park area. Also on the main level, the therapy and wellness area will be updated with new finishes and equipment. Yanik has been working for the Cerenity Senior Care group on a design/build basis and looks forward to a spring construction start.

St. Crispin Living Community Construction Progress

December 1, 2016
Grading work has started for the 64 unit skilled nursing facility, St. Crispin Living Community, which is owned and operated by the Benedictine Health System of Shoreview, MN. With final approvals received from the appropriate agencies, the construction team contractors were able to proceed with construction staking and site mobilization for utility and grading work.

Grace Family Center Opens

October 3, 2016
Grace Family Center, located in Mound, Minnesota, is home to the Westonka Food-shelf and Pennywise Thrift Shop. It also contains a shared community room and loading dock. It opened October 3rd.

Yanik acted as the Design/Builder and major contributor for the project.

St. Crispin Living Communities Update - Demolition

September 13, 2016
Demolition of the existing skilled nursing at the St. Crispin Living Community project in Red Wing, MN, is currently taking place. Work is scheduled to continue for the next two weeks, with the foundation and footings being removed soon after the building and materials are removed from the site. Coordination of this work has been of great importance, as the skilled nursing facility is attached to the assisted living Villa Building, which is operating with residents at the building fully occupied.

Platinum Sponsor - Renville County Hospital Foundation

May 31, 2016
Yanik is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the Renville County Hospital Foundation at the Thompson Memorial Golf Classic. The Hospital Foundation has started growing a healthy community by offering college scholarships to Renville County high school seniors. Yanik is pleased to support this effort and be a part of a wonderful event.

Yanik celetrates 25 years in business

April 1, 2016
Established in 1991, Yanik has enjoyed 25 years of success in hospital, senior housing, and clinic design and construction. Thank you for your business!

St. Crispin Living Community - Red Wing, MN

March 23, 2016
Yanik is pleased to announce that the Benedictine Health System has approved the next steps for project development for the new St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing, MN. BHS has authorized the project team to move into the Design Development phase of the project, which is programmed to include 64 units of skilled nursing over two levels. All of the units are private with the building construction square foot total to be 35,580. The new building will be replacing the old skilled nursing facility and remain attached to the existing Assisted Living facility also owned and managed by BHS. Yanik is hired to be the Design/Builder of this new senior care facility.

Interlude Receives Honor Award from ACEC/MN

January 13, 2016
We are proud to announce that the Interlude Restorative Suites was nominated and received an Honor award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN).

The Honor award for will be presentated at the 49th Annual ACEC/MN Awards Banquet on January 29, 2016.

Yanik Completes Inspections at Mercy Hospital

October 26, 2015
Yanik is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Construction Monitoring services for AgStar Financial Services on the Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake, MN. The 28 month schedule consisted of a two story addition with renovations. The total project budget was $28 million dollars. The new addition features:
Emergency Department with private treatment rooms
Diagnostic Imaging, including inhouse MRI
Laboratory Services
Expanded Gift Shop
Private Patient Rooms, including 2 ICU rooms
Birthing Suites and Nursery
Comfortable Family Waiting Rooms

Renville Hospital Ribbon Cutting

September 23, 2015
The new Renville County Hospital and Clinics Medical Center celebrated completion of construction with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 21st. The new critical access hospital in Olivia, MN is 65,000 square feet situated directly along Highway 212. The Renville County Commissioners approved the project in 2013, with property purchased in 2014. A new on-site MRI and CT scan are an exciting part of the Hospital, which also includes 16 private inpatient suites, 2 spacious operating rooms and an outpatient clinic. The project will be opening one month ahead of the planned schedule, with Yanik acting as the Owner Representative, Pope Architects as the designer and McGough as the contractor.

Grace Family Center Announcement

September 15, 2015
Yanik is pleased to announce its involvement in the Grace Family Center, a replacement facility for the existing building that hosts the Mound Food Shelf and Pennywise Shop, a store front for donated clothing and other items that benefit the community. The project is located in Mound, Minnesota, on the shores of Langdon Lake, next to Our Lady of the Lake Church. The replacement building will include the Mound Food Shelf, Pennywise Shop, and will also house a multipurpose room for community programs such as the Boy Scouts.

The project budget, for all costs, is $600,000 and is fully funded by donations. Currently over $450,000 has been received.

The design / build team is made up off:

Yanik: Design / Builder
292 Design Group: Project Architect
Notch Engineering Co.: Structural Engineer
Carlson McCain: Civil Engineer
Braun Intertec: Phase 1 Environmental, Special Testing & Inspections

New Glenwood Senior Care Opens

June 30, 2015
Yanik Companies recently completed an Addition and Remodeling of the existing Glenwood Village Care Center in Glenwood, MN. The project consisted of numerous phases of remodeling to approximately 19,300 square feet of the existing facility with a 4,600 square foot addition. The project included adding new Administration Offices and Support in the Basement, new Therapy, an addition of a Town Center and 3 Neighborhood Kitchen Dining and Lounge areas with Family Dining Rooms. 15 new Resident Rooms where built to replace the rooms removed for the remodeling. The existing corridors of the facility received new paint, carpet and handrails.

Interlude Restorative Suites Opens

February 18, 2015
The Interlude Restorative Suites has opened the doors for post acute care, admitting the first guests this week. The facility of 50 private rooms is located on the Unity Campus in Fridley, MN and is directly connected to the Hospital. Interlude features a spacious therapy area, including a large pool with treadmill and one of the first anti-gravity machines in the Twin Cities, the Alter-G anti-gravity machine. Guests will enjoy a culinary experience of full-menu service at rooms and/or in cozy dining areas featuring fireplaces and full prep kitchens with demonstration area.

Critical Access Hospital Syposium

October 28, 2014
Yanik and EA W Healthcare are holding a symposium to discuss the future of healthcare relating to critical access hospitals. To learn more, please read our informational pamphlet, available via the link below:

Market Study for Three Links

October 3, 2014
Yanik Companies is working with the executive team of Three Links on Northfield, MN to determine the market feasibility of an Assisted Living facility to be located in New Prague, MN. Yanik has conducted a site search for an acceptable location and is working directly with the City and approval agencies as they further explore this opportunity. The team intends to complete its market study this fall and to begin programming and planning of the facility for early summer 2015.

Services Retained by Benedictine Health Systems and Cerenity Senior Care

October 3, 2014
On August 29, 2014 the Benedictine Health Services and Cerenity Senior Care retained the Project Management services of Yanik Companies to assist in the design of a new 50 unit assisted living project as well as the renovation of the five story Skilled Nursing Facility, both located on the east side of St. Paul, MN.

Moratorium Studies for Client

October 3, 2014
Yanik has recently completed a moratorium study for the City of Ortonville, MN.

Community & Critical Access Hospitals Symposium

October 3, 2014
Yanik Companies and Engberg Anderson & Welman Healthcare have joined forces to invite CEO's of rural community and critical access hospitals to participate in a Symposium that is directed to addressing "A solution to securing the future of CAH's & the essential role they play in caring for rural American communities." Symposiums are scheduled to be held in St. Cloud, MN on November 13, 2014, in Eau Claire, WI on December 4, 2014, and in Iowa on December 10, 2014. Invitations for the Minnesota Symposium have already been sent to all rural hospital CEO's. Guest speakers are all senior experts having extensive national experience in the fields of finance, strategic planning and programming for the future, and architecture and construction. These 3 Symposiums are free to attend for everyone.

Renville County Hospital Progress

October 3, 2014
Construction of Renville County Hospital is well underway. All site utilities, foundations, structural steel, and underground Mechanical and Electrical has been completed. Exterior wall framing and sheathing has started along with vapor barrier and interior slab on grade. Site parking areas are to be roll tested and class five base is to be installed yet this fall.

Glenwood Updates

October 3, 2014
The New Town Center, Reception, and Physical Therapy were turned over to the Owner for use on September 8th. Work continues on the remodeling of the 1987 wing and new additions for the 15 new rooms and New Neighborhood Kitchen, Dining, and Lounge. Demolition has started on the West side of the 1962 building for the New Spa and Family Dining.

Sandstone Moratorium Study

September 26, 2014
Yanik was recently hired to complete a Moratorium Exception Application for the Sandstone Skilled Nursing Facility in Sandstone, MN. Yanik has teamed with Pope Architects to complete the application before 2014 year-end. The includes a complete analysis of the existing facility. Yanik and Pope, through a series of meetings with the Sandstone staff, will also develop and submit an initial letter of intent to the State of Minnesota, and provide a narrative summary. The completed application will include a description of the project goals, preliminary drawings, cost estimate, project schedule and a description of renovation vs. replacement. The Yanik and Pope team will accompany the Sandstone staff in presentation to the State Board of Health.

Progress on Interlude Restorative Suites

September 26, 2014
Work is progressing at the Interlude Restorative Suites transitional care facility, which is located on the Allina Unity medical campus in Fridley, MN. The TCU is entering the last stages of the construction schedule, and is currently scheduled to open in January 2015. Construction on the new link, which connects the Allina Unity Hospital to the TCU, is scheduled to start next month.

Lakeview Professional Building Chaksa Open House

September 26, 2014
Lakeview Clinic recently held an Open House celebration at its new facility in the City of Chaska, the Lakeview Professional Building. Located on Lake Grace, this three story, full service clinic features:

-Family Medicine
-Internal Medicine
-Obstetrics & Gynecology
-X-ray Facilities
-Clinical Laboratory
-Specialty Oncology/Hematology Care
-Physical Therapy/Athletic Training/Fitness Wellness

Currently, Minnesota Oncology and OSR Therapy are tenants within the Professional Building.

Construction Progresses on Interlude Restorative Suites

May 15, 2014
Significant progress is being made on the construction of Interlude Restorative Suites in Fridley, Minnesota. The new clinically advanced
3-story, 45,500 square foot post acute care facility will be connected via skyway to Unity Hospital. The building will be owned and managed by Benedictine Health System (BHS), partnering with Allina Health.

Construction began in January 2014 and is scheduled to be complete in November 2014. Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for BHS.

Renville County Hospital & Clinics Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 24, 2014
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Renville County Hospital & Clinics, Olivia, Minnesota, held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Critical Access Hospital. The facility will be approximately 62,000 square feet, and will include a Primary Clinic with 18 exam rooms and one procedure room, outpatient and specialty clinics, lab, radiology, therapy, 16 inpatient beds (includes two OB and one hospice), two operating rooms, and an education center.

Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative for the project. Construction is anticipated to begin May 5, 2014 and completed August 2015. Congratulations!

Lakeview Clinic Moves to New Facility

April 1, 2014
On March 31, 2014, Lakeview Clinic moved from their rental quarters in Chaska, Minnesota to its new Lakeview Professional Building located in Chaska, Minnesota. The 4-level, energy efficient, 54,500 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Office Building is situated on a 3.2 acre lake front site on the southwest corner of Pioneer Trail and Highway 41.

Lakeview Clinic occupies the entire first floor, and will share the second floor with several other medical tenants. The third floor will occupy two tenants. There are 20 parking spaces underground.

Yanik continues to serve as Design/Builder for the entire building project. Congratulations to everyone at Lakeview!

Chester Yanik Participating in Panel Discussion at BOMA Conference

April 1, 2014
Chester Yanik, President of Yanik Companies, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2014 Business Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Conference. The topic of the discussion will address rural healthcare issues and the growing need for real estate development, and how this will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.

The BOMA Conference will be held April 30 through May 2, 2014 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Construction Begins for Interlude Restorative Suites

January 22, 2014
Site mobilization and construction for Interlude Restorative Suites, Fridley, Minnesota, commenced in the beginning of January, immediately following the closing of financing in December. The new 3-story, 45,550 square foot post-acute care facility will be attached to Unity Hospital.

The building will be owned and managed by the Benedictine Health System, with Allina Health as its partner. Interlude Restorative Suites will provide post-acute care patients with a clinically advanced, yet soothing environment in which to transition from hospital to home. It will consist of 50 beds, including 38 private guest rooms, two semi-private guest units and eight care suites. Congratulations!

Ground Blessing Held for Interlude Restorative Suites

December 13, 2013
On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Father Tim Dolan presided over the ground blessing for the new Interlude Restorative Suites. In attendance was the Mayor of Fridley Scott Lund, CEO of Benedictine Health System Dale Thompson, President of the Allina Unity Hospital Helen Strike, and the head of the North Suburban Hospital District Gerald Maeckelbergh, among others.

The Interlude building will be owned and managed by the Benedictine Health System, with Allina Health as it's partner. This 50 bed Transitional Care Unit will be located at the south side of the Allina Unity Hospital Campus in Fridley, MN. Yanik is serving as the Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for the Benedictines. Construction start is scheduled to occur at the end of December with an opening to be November 2014.

North Valley Health Center Holds Open House

October 22, 2013
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, North Valley Health Center (NVHC), Warren, Minnesota, held an Open House for their 42,846 square foot replacement Critical Access Hospital. The new state-of-the-art facility offers the community a clinic, an inpatient services department with 12 private patient rooms, outpatient services, emergency services, a medical imaging department, laboratory, rehabilitation services, hospital administrative and business services, and support services.

Construction began July 26, 2012. NVHC will open its doors to the public following required inspections. Congratulations to everyone at NVHC, Warren, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities.

Interlude Restorative Suites Receives Unanimous Approval

October 15, 2013
On Monday, October 14, 2013, the Fridley City Council unanimously approved the newly named Interlude Restorative Suites project that will be attached to Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota. The proposed 50-bed, 46,000 square foot Transitional Care facility is a joint venture between Benedictine Health System (BHS) and Allina Health.

Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for BHS on this project. Construction is anticipated to begin winter 2013. Congratulations!

Renville County Hospital Receives USDA Financing

September 23, 2013
On September 18, 2013, Renville County Hospital (RCH) in Olivia, Minnesota was awarded a $19 million USDA Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan for their new Critical Access Hospital. AgStar Financial Services will provide a $4.75 million USDA Guaranteed loan, and assist RCH in acquiring interim financing for the Direct Loan.

RCH's CEO, Nate Blad, said "the new medical center is vital to carrying out our strategic initiatives going forward; which include recruiting and retaining quality providers, staff development and clinical process improvement, along with the addition of robust clinical service offerings".

As Owner's Representative for RCH, Yanik played an integral part in securing the financing for this project. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014. Congratulations RCH and the Renville County community!

Interlude Recommended by the Fridley Planning Commission

September 23, 2013
On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the Fridley Planning Commission recommended the Interlude project to the City Council. This project is a joint venture between Benedictine Health System, Allina Health System, Presbyterian Homes and Services, and the North Suburban Hospital District.

The proposed 50-bed, 46,000 square foot Transitional Care facility will be connected to the south side of Allina Unity Hospital in Fridley. Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager. Construction is expected to begin fall 2013.

St. Crispin Living Community Holds Blessing and Ground Breaking

June 13, 2013
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Benedictine Health System's (BHS) St. Crispin Living Community held a Blessing and Ground Breaking for their proposed new 80,000 square foot Senior Living and Post Acute Care facility in Red Wing, MN. Despite the rain, many people attended the celebration including State Representative Tim Kelly and Red Wing Mayor Lisa Bayley.

Construction is expected to begin in fall 2013. Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for BHS. Congratulations!

Renville County Hospital Chooses General Contractor

May 17, 2013
On Friday, May 17, 2013, Renville County Hospital (RCH) announced that they have selected McGough to serve as their General Contractor for their new proposed 62,000 square foot Critical Access Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota. Serving as Owner's Representative, Yanik assisted RCH in the interview and selection process. Construction is expected to begin spring 2014.

Lakeview Professional Building Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 17, 2013
On Friday, May 17, 2013, Lakeview Clinic held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new Lakeview Professional Building located at the southwest intersection of Pioneer Trail and Highway 41 in Chaska, Minnesota.

Situated on a 3.2 acre lake front site, this 4-level, energy efficient, 54,500 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Office Building is expected to be complete in March 2014. Yanik is serving as Design/Builder for the project. Congratulations Lakeview!

Renville County Hospital Project Moving Forward

April 24, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Renville County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the proposed Critical Access Hospital. Nathan Blad, CEO, said "This is truly an exciting day for our organization, as well as an investment in the future health and well-being of Renville County citizens".

For several weeks, Yanik, serving as Owner's Representative, has assisted Renville County Hospital (RCH) in educating the public about the future of healthcare in Renville County, stressing the need for recruiting and retaining medical staff in this rural community. The efforts prevailed, with construction of the new facility to begin May 2014. Congratulations to RCH and the residents of Renville County!

Lakeview Professional Building Begins Construction

April 16, 2013
Construction has begun for the new Lakeview Professional Building located at the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Highway 41 in Chaska, Minnesota. Lakeview Clinic will occupy approximately 16,000 square feet of the new four level, 54,120 square foot facility, offering family medicane, internal medicine, Ob/Gyn and pediatrics. The remaining space will be leased to other health care users.

Yanik is serving as Design/Builder for the project. Construction will be completed in March of 2014. Congratulations to everyone at Lakeview Clinic!

Construction Continues at North Valley Health Center, Warren, MN

April 16, 2013
Construction at North Valley Health Center is estimated to be 55% complete. Among the progress, the steel stud framing is nearing completion, with window and gypsum board installation, and exterior canopy framing in progress.

The new 43,889 square foot Critical Access Hospital will be linked to the Good Samaritan Society campus. Construction is expected to be completed October 2013.

Design Continues for Benedictine Health System in Red Wing

March 20, 2013
Design work continues for the St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing, MN. The project team, with Yanik leading as the Owner's Representative and Construction Manager, and Pope Architects as the Architect of Record, has moved into the Design Development phase on planning of this 72,000 square foot Post Acute Care/Skilled Nursing facility.

The two story facility will have 40 rooms of Post Acute Care on the first floor, and 40 rooms of Skilled Nursing Care on the second. The groundbreaking is scheduled for June of 2013, with construction commencing shortly thereafter.

Renville County Hospital Begins Community Engagement Campaign

March 19, 2013
Beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Yanik will join Renville County Hospital (RCH), Olivia, MN, in hosting several open house sessions in Olivia and surrounding communities in an effort to educate the residents on the benefits of building a new Critical Access Hospital.

If approved by both the Renville Hospital Board and the Renville County Board of Commissioners, the proposed 16-bed, 64,000 square foot project would focus on improving and expanding the growing demand for outpatient services, as well as an overall improvement in modern healthcare technology. A new state-of-the-art facility would also improve physician recruitment and retention. Yanik is serving RCH as Design/Builder, with an anticipated construction start in 2014.

Chester Yanik and Colleen Spike featured in HFM Article

December 6, 2012
In the November 2012 edition of Healthcare Financial Management, Chester Yanik, President Yanik Companies, and Colleen Spike, CEO River's Edge Hospital & Clinic, St. Peter, MN were quoted in an article entitled "The Right Approach to Controlling Construction Costs". The article focuses on up-front planning for hospital and health system projects to help ensure that the project comes in on-time and on-budget.

Yanik to Serve as Design/Builder for Lakeview Clinic Medical Office Building in Chaska, Minnesota

November 5, 2012
Lakeview Clinic has selected Yanik as Design/Builder for their proposed four-level 54,500 square foot Medical Office Building to be located in the southwest corner of Highway 41 and Pioneer Trail in Chaska, Minnesota. The construction period for this project is twelve months, with an anticipated completion date of February 2014.

Lakeview Clinic will move its current Chaska clinic into its new building in early March 2014. Yanik has worked as Design/Builder for over 12 years in the Norwood Young America, MN, Chaska, MN, and Waconia, MN clinics.

BHS Signs Yanik as Owner's Representative / Construction Manager on New Minnesota Project

November 5, 2012
Benedictine Health System (BHS) is teaming together with Allina and Presbyterian Homes in a new senior living project. The proposed 50-bed, 50,000 square foot facility will be connected to the south side of the Allina Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota, thus offering residents convenient access to the hospital. Yanik will be serving as Owner's Representative / Construction Manager for BHS.

Founded in 1966 by the North Suburban Hospital District, Unity Hospital is one of the Twin Cities' premier community hospitals, offering state-of-the-art technology, equipment and procedures, modern facilities, highly skilled professionals and a strong sense of family and community. Currently in the initial stages of development, construction of this senior living project is expected to begin in mid-summer 2013.

Prairie Ridge Hospital Hires Yanik for Construction Monitoring

October 23, 2012
Yanik has been selected by Prairie Ridge Hospital & Health Services, Morris, Minnesota, for Construction Monitoring services for their new 10-bed, 53,000 square foot hospital. Construction began in October 2012.

Renville County Hospital Chooses Architect

October 12, 2012
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the Renville County Hospital Board and Administration selected Pope Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the design of their proposed replacement Critical Access Hospital in Olivia, Minnesota. Congratulations to the Pope Team!

Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. Receives USDA Funding

October 4, 2012
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, U.S. Representative Nick Rahall, along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin (all D-W.Va), announced that Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. (BMH, Inc.), Madison, West Virginia, will recieve a $31,800,000 USDA Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan to construct, equip, and furnish their replacement Critical Access Hospital.

Yanik is serving as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for BMH, Inc., and the project architects are Kreps & Zachwieja and Design Group. Construction of the new 78,700 square foot facility is anticipated to begin in July of 2013. Congratulations!

Yanik Selected as Design/Builder for Renville County Hospital & Clinics

September 27, 2012
On September 25, 2012, Renville County Hospital & Clinics, Olivia, Minnesota, selected Yanik as Design/Builder for their proposed replacement Critical Access Hospital, which is currently in the initial stages of planning.

Site Selected for BHS - Red Wing

September 19, 2012
With the assistance of Yanik as Owner's Representative, Benedictine Health System (BHS) has selected a site for their new Post Acute Care Facility in Red Wing, Minnesota. This 9-acre site is across the street from the Mayo Red Wing Medical Center.

Currently in the preliminary stages of planning, the proposed 80-bed, 80,000 square foot facility will be programmed for both post acute transitional care and traditional senior care. Yanik will also serve as Construction Manager, with construction expected to begin in spring of 2013.

North Valley Health Center Holds Groundbreaking

July 31, 2012
On Thursday, July 26, 2012 North Valley Health Center (NVHC), Warren, MN held a groundbreaking ceremony for their 43,889 square foot replacement Critical Access Hospital. The new facility will be linked to the Good Samaritan Society Campus. Construction began July 24, 2012 and is scheduled to be completed October 2013. Congratulations NVHC!

Yanik Corporate Sponsor at Rainy Lake Medical

July 25, 2012
Yanik is proud to have been a Corporate Sponsor of the 10th Annual Golf Classic at Rainy Lake Medical Center in International Falls, MN. The event took place on July 19th with benefits going to the Rainy Lake Medical Center Foundation.

Jeri Zuber Joins Yanik

June 18, 2012
Jeri Zuber, AIA, LEED-ap has joined Yanik as Vice President of Senior Care & Healthcare Planning to assist with development, owner representation, planning, predesign, and construction. As a licensed architect with over 40 years of experience, he has been deeply involved in all aspects of the design and construction process as Principal, Owner, and Chief Executive Officer of architectural/construction firms. Teamwork and collaboration are core values to his work ethic.

Jeri will assist senior and healthcare clients to explore the feasibility of expansion or renovation within new and existing facilities; this incorporates analysis of size and budget through the use of preliminary programming and predesign to establish a cost estimate and project schedule. This effort will expand to identify financial capacity, appropriate construction delivery method, and assistance in the selection of the architect and the constructor. Acting as the owner's representive throughout the entire planning process and construction will ensure this information is used to its best advantage, while enabling clients to understand complex issues and make timely decisions.

Please join us in welcoming Jeri to the Yanik Team! As of June 20, 2012 he can be reached at (O) 952-471-9199, (C) 952-463-8449, or

John Curran to Speak at Capital Ideas Workshop

June 11, 2012
On Thursday, June 14, 2012 John Curran, Vice President at Yanik and Kurt Apfelbacher, Vice President at Dougherty & Company, LLC will be speaking at a workshop entitled "Capital Ideas: Best Practices for the Non-Profit Healthcare Organization" to be held at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. This workshop will answer key questions including project affordability, debt capacity, financing options, space planning, cost estimationg and many others.

For more information on this workshop contact John Curran at 952-471-9199.

Yanik Featured in Several Business Publications

May 14, 2012
Yanik was recently featured in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Finance & Commerce, and the Minneapolis StarTribune. The feature articles highlight the 394 Development project near the intersection of I-394 and U.S. 169 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota that Yanik is developing.

Yanik Chosen for BHS Project in Red Wing, Minnesota

May 14, 2012
Benedictine Health System (BHS) recently selected Yanik to serve as the Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for a new Post Acute Care facility in Red Wing, Minnesota. Currently in the preliminary stages of planning, the proposed facility will be approximately 80,000 square feet featuring 80 beds programmed for both post acute transitional care and traditional senior care.

Yanik is conducting an analysis of three sites, all of which are adjacent to the Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. This fully integrated medical center is located on the bluffs of the upper Mississippi River providing extraordinary views of the surrounding area. Construction is expected to begin in Spring of 2013

North Valley Health Center Receives USDA Funding

April 9, 2012
On Thursday, April 5, 2012 U.S. Representative Collin Peterson announced that North Valley Health Center, Warren, MN will receive a $14.5 million USDA Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan for construction of their new Critical Access Hospital. Construction of the new 42,000 square foot facility is expected to begin in July 2012, with a fall 2013 anticipated completion. Congratulations!

Yanik Chosen as Developer for Premier Twin Cities Property

February 15, 2012
On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, Yanik received an executed agreement to act as the Developer for the owner of a three acre site located on the northwest quadrant of 394 & 169 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We have retained RSP Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to work with us in exploring concepts and program options for this premier site.

Although in the early stages of development, our vision for this project is a 5-story minimum building(s) multi-use site. Interested parties should contact Jane Price, Executive Vice President at 952-471-9199 for consideration as a potential user for this prime, high visibility Twin Cities location.

Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. - Yanik's Newest Client

December 16, 2011
Yanik was unanimously selected by Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. (BMH, Inc.), Madison, WV to serve as Owner's Representative and Construction Manager for their replacement Critical Access Hospital. Currently in the schematic design phase, the new proposed 72,568 square foot facility will include 25 patient rooms, lab, pharmacy, rural health clinic expansion, emergency department, a behavioral health unit, an urgent care department, and a rooftop heliport to better serve Madison and the surrounding communities.

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Boone Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1964. Since that time, they have expanded and added many new services to meet the growing demands of their region. The new facility will enable them to provide modern, state-of-the-art medical care to the citizens of this rural West Virginia community.

Benedictine Senior Living Community of St. Peter Holds Grand Opening

October 17, 2011
On Friday, October 14, 2011, the Benedictine Senior Living Community of St. Peter, MN held its Grand Opening Ceremony for their new 66,000 square foot Assisted and Independent Living facility. Located on the River's Edge Hospital Campus, the new facility offers residents a variety of services to enhance their quality of life. Congratulations!

River's Edge Hospital & Clinic Named Among Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience

October 6, 2011
Yanik is pleased to congratulate River's Edge Hospital & Clinic on being placed 26 out of 1,400 small hospitals surveyed by WomenCertified, a referral source for top businesses and brands identified among women. River's Edge was further honored by receiving the Women's Choice Award and being one of only ten hospitals in Minnesota to be awarded.

River's Edge is a Healthcare Campus located in St. Peter, Minnesota consisting of a 62,000 square foot Critical Access Hospital, a 25,000 square foot Medical Office Building, a 65,000 square foot Skilled Nursing Facility, and the brand new 66,000 square foot Independent & Assisted Living Community which will hold its grand opening in October. Yanik is proud to have served as Owner's Representative, Construction Manager and Project Manager on these projects.

Corry Memorial Hospital Update

August 26, 2011
Yanik has signed an agreement with Corry Memorial Hospital in Corry, PA to explore the opportunity of designing and building a new Medical Arts Building on the new Corry Hospital Campus.

On February 1, 2011 Corry Memorial Hospital began construction on their new 72,256 square foot replacement Critical Access Hospital. The hospital project is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2012.

Yanik Creates Third Party Inspection Division

July 18, 2011
In Spring 2011, Yanik established a new division to provide independent third party inspection services for financial institutions. AgStar and Bremer Bank have hired Yanik for Construction Monitoring for the 68,767 square foot renovation and addition of Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minnesota.

Wells Fargo, along with AgStar, also hired Yanik for Construction Monitoring for Cloquet Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, Minnesota for their 77,255 square foot addition and 25,000 square foot renovation project.

North Sunflower Medical Center Holds Grand Opening

July 5, 2011
On June 30, 2011, North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Mississippi held the Grand Opening for their 33,000 square foot expansion, which includes a new surgery center, sleep lab, and the Beacon Wellness Center which has two individual therapy rooms, an indoor and outdoor running track, multi-purpose aerobics area, and two workout areas, which are open to both patients and the community.

This addition to their Critical Access Hospital will help them to better serve the wellness of the residents of Ruleville and the surrounding community. Congratulations!

Riverwood Healthcare Center to hold Groundbreaking

May 11, 2011
Yanik congratulates Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, MN on their groundbreaking held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 for their replacement Critical Access Hospital.

Riverwood Healthcare Center Closes on Financing

April 29, 2011
With the assistance of Yanik, Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, MN closed on their financing on April 28, 2011 for the expansion and renovation of their Critical Access Hospital. Construction is projected to start May 9, 2011. Congratulations RHC!

New Project Manager

March 31, 2011
Yanik is pleased to announce the addition of Craig Forcier to our Project Management Team. With over 20 years experience as both a Project Manager and Estimator, Craig's career includes a broad range of construction projects in the healthcare and commercial sectors, allowing him to gain a strong skill set in preliminary design, scheduling, expediting, and developing and implementing problem solving strategies.

Craig's responsibilities at Yanik include overseeing budgets, contracts, schedules, and day-to-day coordination and communication, while facilitating construction activities by initiating and maintaining liaison between clients, architects, and engineers.

Please join us in welcoming Craig to the Yanik Team! He can be reached at 952-471-9199 (O) or 952-463-8445 (C).

Construction Begins at Corry Memorial

February 8, 2011
On February 1, 2011 Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry, PA began construction on their new 72,256 square foot replacement Critical Access Hospital. The project is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2012.

Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) featured in U.S. Department of Energy Case Study

January 12, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's Hospital Energy Alliance featured RCH, Mt. Ayr, IA in a Building Envelope Case Study released in September 2010. Their new 62,000 sq. ft. replacement Critical Access Hospital features a high-mass, energy efficient building envelope that was carefully designed with Yanik support.

The building envelope, made up of all areas that interface between a building's interior and exterior, is a major factor in determining how much energy will be needed to heat, cool, and light the building.

The benefits for RCH sited in the study include an annual energy savings of 188,399 kWh of electricity consumption, and 23,060 therms of natural gas consumption. This contributes to the simple pay back period of 2.6 years, as well as a reduced environmental impact. Also, there is improved indoor environmental quality, visual quality, and thermal comfort, which results in an increase in patient and staff comfort and well being.

Corry Memorial Hospital Closes on Funding

January 12, 2011
On January 12, 2011, with the assistance of Yanik, Corry Memorial Hospital closed on all funding required for their new replacement Critical Access Hospital in Corry, PA. Congratulations!

Corry Memorial Hospital holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

November 18, 2010
On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry, PA, held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new 73,256 square foot, 20-bed replacement Critical Access Hospital. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Riverwood Healthcare Center on USDA Loan Approval

September 30, 2010
Yanik would like to congratulate Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN for receiving approval from USDA Rural Development Community Facilities of $16 Million in loans to finance their significant expansion and renovation of their current facility.

Corry Memorial Hospital Receives Financing

September 1, 2010
A formal announcement was made by Corry Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 for securing financing on their new 75,000 square foot replacement hospital. Construction is anticipated to begin late Fall 2010.

Construction Begins for BHS

September 1, 2010
On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, construction began in earnest for the Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter, MN for their new Senior Housing Facility.

Molokai Community Health Center Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 1, 2010
Yanik congratulates Molokai Community Health Center, Molokai, HI, on their groundbreaking held Tuesday, August 24, 2010 to expand their current facility.

Ground Breaking Scheduled for Belmond Medical Center

August 19, 2010
Belmond Medical Center in Belmond, Iowa will hold a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 for their new addition and expansion to their current Critical Access Hospital. Congratulations BMC!

North Valley Health Center is Yanik's Newest Client

July 6, 2010
On July 1, 2010, Yanik was selected to provide Professional Services to North Valley Health Center, Warren, MN, for their replacement Critical Access Hospital.

Minnesota Department of Health "2010 Rural Health Hero" Award presented to Colleen A. Spike, CEO, River's Edge Hospital & Clinic

June 30, 2010
Colleen Spike of St. Peter was recognized June 29 at the Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth for her outstanding contributions to rural health care.

Spike received the Minnesota Rural Health Hero award for her role as a champion of small rural hospitals. Under Spike's guidance as Chief Executive Officer, River's Edge Hospital & Clinic grew from a 38-bed facility to a 30-acre health care campus providing care for St. Peter, all of Le Sueur and Nicollet counties and portions of Blue Earth and Sibley counties.

In nominating Spike, Chester Yanik of Yanik Companies said, "Colleen is a true rural health care hero who has worked collaboratively to change the health care landscape in St. Peter and the surrounding area."

Yanik to Speak at the 2010 Minnesota Critical Access Hospital & Rural Health Conference

June 25, 2010
Yanik is proud to announce that we will be speaking at the 2010 Minnesota Critical Access Hospital & Rural Health Conference on June 29, 2010, in Duluth, MN. Our presentation is titled - "Develop, Design, Finance & Build a Campus That Serves Your Senior Community". We hope to see you there, stop by our booth and say hello!

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN: Yanik's Newest Client

June 14, 2010
Yanik is pleased to announce that the Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, MN, signed a Professional Services Agreement. This Critical Access Hospital will be renovating and expanding their current facility.

Ground Breaking for BHS in St. Peter, MN

June 11, 2010
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter will have the Ground Breaking for their new Senior Housing with Services facility. This 54,000 sq. ft. facilty will have 46 apartment-style units, underground parking and will be attached to the River's Edge Hospital and Clinic. Congratulations!

Construction on Schedule at North Sunflower Medical Center

May 14, 2010
This is a picture from the jobsite on May 12th, 2010

Main St. Dental Planning Underway

April 30, 2010
Main St. Dental in New Prague, MN, just received its rendering of the main entrance.

Belmond Medical Center Gets USDA Approval

April 30, 2010
Yanik is pleased to announce that Belmond Medical Center in Belmond, IA received approval by the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Office, Community Facilities Loan on March 29th, 2010.

Yanik to Speak at 2010 Minnesota Rural Healthcare Conference

March 4, 2010
"GROW Your Campus Options; REAP Opportunities to Best Serve Your Community's Needs; and HARVEST Your Financing!" will be presented by a panel chosen by Yanik at the 2010 Minnesota Rural Healthcare Conference. Our panel members will be John Curran, VP of Yanik; Linda Nelsen, Administrator/CEO, Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter, MN and John Monson, VP of Rural Finance, AgStar.
We will discuss the elements essential to successfully develop, finance, construct and operate a vibrant campus. Campuses need to be warm, safe, responsive, efficient and inviting for your community's seniors, their families and your staff. We will focus on "real world" projects/concepts needed to create a multi-service and integrated campus that will be affordable and financeable.

Updated Story of 10 Online

January 8, 2010
Our famous "Story of 10" has been updated with new pictures, renderings and information. Please check out this great Story of 10: Critical Access Hospitals.

William Newton Hospital Renovation Opens!

December 14, 2009
Winfield, Kansas, and the surrounding community, got their first look at the newly renovated patient wing at William Newton Hospital at the ribbon cutting ceremony on December 4th. This is the first time that State-of-the-Art Wellness Environments has been used in Kansas. Yanik acted as the Design/Builder on this 10,300 square foot second floor renovation. Nineteen rooms, two specialty bariatric rooms, new generator, nurse call, medical gas and medical vacuum system were included in the renovation, as well as a new HVAC system, fire sprinkler system and all new lighting.

Ringgold County Hospital, Replacement Critical Access Hospital to Open!

November 24, 2009
Ringgold County Hosital in Mt. Ayr, IA, is having a ribbon cutting on December, 13, 2009 and the Grand Opening December 20. This aerial photo shows the hospital with its heat-reflecting white roof.
Congratulations to the citizens of Ringgold County and the surrounding communities!

Main Street Dental Approves Land Purchase.

October 27, 2009
On October 23rd, Main Street Dental approved the purchase agreement for 1.49 acres of land in New Prague, MN. This property, located on the East side of New Prague on Alton Avenue and HWY. 19, is to be the location of a new Dental Clinic Office Building. Yanik Companies is the Design/Builder for the new building and would like to congratulate Main Street Dental on the successful approval.

New Addition to Yanik Companies!

September 22, 2009
We are pleased to announce that Jane Price has joined Yanik as its Executive Vice President. Jane is responsible for directing the entire Yanik Companies Operations, Marketing, and Design and Construction divisions. For the past 16 years Jane had been involved in various significant management roles at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; actively participating with management in the massive growth of their business and operations throughout Minnesota. This experience and her extensive background in Nursing and Business Management affords Yanik Companies a spirited and energetic leader as Yanik expands its Owner's Representative, Design & Construction, and Construction Management operations throughout the United States.

North Sunflower Medical Center Bids

September 1, 2009
On Tuesday, September 29th bids are due for the North Sunflower Medical Center project. Bids need to be submitted before 1:30 PM to the Administrator's Office at 840 North Oak Ave, Ruleville, MS.

Ground Breaking in Ruleville, MS

August 14, 2009
Wednesday August 19, 2009 is the ground breaking for the North Sunflower Medical Center Wellness Center expansion. Congratulations!

Photo courtesy of The Cleveland Current Blast;
(left to right) Billy Marlow, Barry Bryant, Trina George, Ruleville Mayor Shirley Edwards, Brother Robert Turner, Johnny Nichols

Main St Dental in New Prague is Newest Yanik Client (July 17th )

July 28, 2009
Yanik Companies entered into a Design/Build agreement with Main St Dental for a 10,000 square foot Professional Office Building.


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