Altru's New Devils Lake Clinic Open for BusinessAfter a year of planning and construction the new Altru clinic in Devils Lake is welcoming patients for the first time this week.
By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ
After a year of planning and construction the new Altru clinic in Devils Lake is welcoming patients for the first time this week.
People at the clinic say they thank the public for putting up with a year of headaches and now say it's time to enjoy their reward for their patience. The clinic opened to patients on Monday. The project cost more than ten million dollars to compete. The new addition spans 27,000 square feet, more than doubling the clinic's space. There are 27 new exam rooms and a new pharmacy five times the size of the old one.
Altru employees say the new clinic improves on everything from wheelchair access to letting more natural light in. Nurse Diane Smith has been at the clinic for 35 years and she says after that long a new building was needed. Altru hopes the state of the art facility will help attract more doctors and specialists to the lake region to treat patients. Altru is celebrating with a grand opening ceremony tonight at the clinic from 5:30 to 8:00.