Do you have questions about our state-of-the-art Healthcare Campus and Medical District? We’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked questions and directions to review before your visit.
Will the ER and Surgery waiting area be in close proximity to each other like it is today?
The ER and Surgery waiting areas are on the opposite sides of the building from each other at the new HCMD. However, they are connected by the front of house hallway on the north end of the hospital. This hallway will allow the public to travel from the ER waiting area to the east side of the building which is where the Surgery waiting area is located.
What is our anticipated opening date for the new facility?
Our anticipated first patient day for the hospital will be the last weekend in April.
What does parking look like at the new campus?
There is a significant amount of parking located at the new campus for both the Medical Office Building (MOB) and Trinity Hospital. Parking for patients and visitors will be closest to the main entrances.
How big is the facility and how many patient rooms are there?
The hospital is roughly 600,000 square feet with 147 patient beds, all of which are private rooms. The Medical Office Building is roughly 200,000 square feet.
What is the address of the new facility?
The new healthcare campus and medical district is located at 2305 37th Avenue SW, Minot.
Will there be a coffee shop at the facility?
Yes, The Station Coffee will have a second location in the new hospital.
How many patient beds are in each area?
- ETC – 24 regular patient rooms, 4 triage, 4 trauma, 1 sane
- Flex Unit – 12
- Pediatrics – 10
- Anti-partum/Post-partum Nursing Unit- 19
- Labor and Delivery – 12
- NICU – 22 bassinets
- Nursery – 10 bassinets
- Medical Nursing Unit – 32
- Progressive Care Unit – 11
- Intensive Care Unit – 20
- Surgical Nursing Unit – 33
What do the terms, “front of house/back of house” mean?
In designing the facility, we pursued this concept to allow for better privacy and a quieter environment for our patients, more efficient movement for the employees, and a safer facility for all.
Front of house is the area that the public has access to on their own without needing to be accompanied by an employee; areas like the Conference Center, the Cafeteria and Gift Shop are examples within that designation. Back of house is the area where patient care and movement occur – the public is admitted only when authorized and appropriately badged.
How will private vehicles drop off patients at the new Emergency Department?
The new Emergency Department has a drive-up ramp to the entrance with a large awning overhead for protection from the elements. Patients will conveniently access the registration desk at that entrance. If the driver of the vehicle wishes to remain in the Emergency Department, they can park their vehicle below that entrance in reserved spaces and take a dedicated elevator back up to the Emergency Department entrance on the 2nd floor. The ramp surface is heated for safe passage during the winter months and gradual enough to eliminate any concern about slope.
What locations have waiting areas for family and visitors?
- Emergency Trauma Center
- Labor and Delivery
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Progressive Care Unit (PCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Medical Nursing Unit
- Surgical Nursing Unit
How far away is the Medical Office Building (MOB) from the hospital?
The MOB is connected to the hospital’s north end on all floors to allow for easy transition/access from one building to the other. These connectors will also serve as comfortable waiting or gathering areas for both staff and members of the public.
What are some of the most exciting things about the new campus?
There are many exciting things about the new campus! Streamlined patient flow is at the top of that long list but leveraging current technology and designing a building to accommodate future healthcare delivery are among the benefits. The technology and design features that went into this campus will better support modern healthcare delivery and will serve patients and staff for generations to come.
Will a retail pharmacy be located at the new campus?
Yes, there will be a new retail pharmacy located within the Medical Office Building to meet the needs of our patients, team members and the community we serve. The Trinity Health Outpatient Pharmacy will offer its customers a convenient drive-through on the north side of the building. A full-service inpatient pharmacy will be located in the hospital to serve that patient population.
How will the new campus affect you?
We will continue to provide you with quality medical care at all of our locations. The new location will offer more convenient access to the latest technology, improved capabilities and a beautiful modern health campus.
I have an appointment scheduled. Is that changing?
No. Any appointments you have at this time will not be changed when the new facility opens. The location of your appointment may change; if so, that will be communicated to you.
What will the registration process be like at the new Medical Office Building?
There is a central registration area for everyone with an appointment in the new Medical Office Building. You will register (check-in) on the main floor of the building and proceed to the designated floor for your appointment. You’ll need to arrive at least 15 minutes early to go through the registration process.
Will all my records transfer over?
When the time comes, all records will be transferred electronically. This move will be a seamless transition for our patients.
Will my insurance still be covered?
Managed care plans will not be affected by this change.
Are there any anticipated business developments in the area by the new facility?
Yes, the new healthcare campus and medical district (HCMD) has already spurred much economic development for the region and this will continue into the future. There have been several developments in the area like Dairy Queen, a gas station, and a new construction project called the Tracks, to name a few. We expect development of that area to continue with medical and non-medical businesses with Trinity Health as the main draw.
What are some of the unique features at this campus?
There are many unique features at the new healthcare campus and medical district. A few of the unique features that will be totally new will be:
- Discharge Lounge: This will consist of a designated area where patients will be brought for their ride to pick them up from the facility. It is very close to the back of house elevators that staff will be utilizing to bring the patients down in.
- Main Entrances: The main entrance to the hospital and MOB will have several new unique features. The hospital main entrance will have a set of escalators that can be taken up to the second floor as well as elevators just beyond the escalators. One of the unique features in the MOB is the Central Patient Registration where all patients will register for their clinic visit and then proceed to check-in at their designated clinic.
- Patio Seating: There is an area outside the cafeteria where there will be patio seating available for people to eat outside on days that will allow it.
- Outdoor Park: There will be an outdoor park and walking path on the north end of the campus between the parking lot and 37th avenue south. This will allow staff and visitors to get fresh air by making a couple laps around the park.
How many entrances are there to the facility?
There are several entrances throughout the facility with some being staff entrances while others are for patients and visitors. There are staff entrances on the north side of the Medical Office Building, south side of the hospital and from the underground parking garage.
The facility consists of four patient/visitor access points for the MOB and hospital. The two in the MOB are the main entrance on the east side and a secondary entrance on the west side of the building. The two entrance points in the hospital are through the main entrance on the east side of the building or through the Emergency Department which is located on the west side of the hospital.
Will the Guest House remain where it currently is across the street from our current campus?
The Trinity Health Foundation is currently working toward establishing a new Guest House facility at the healthcare campus and medical district. Once the move to the new hospital occurs, the Foundation will launch a fundraising campaign for the new building and begin planning and design. As funds are raised, a new facility will be constructed on site.
Trinity Health will offer Guest House services at the new Healthcare Campus and Medical District after a new facility is built at that site. Until then, Trinity Health will partner with local hotels to provide discounted rates for patient and their families.