Skylight courtyard cover

Before it became the health giant it is today, Sanford Health was merely the Sioux Falls Hospital.  In 1894, the hospital became the main provider of health in the Dakotas.   St. Lukes Hospital was founded in 1908 in Fargo.  These two hospitals grew in the region over the next 80 years and became the Sioux Valley Health System.

In 2007, Denny Sanford made a donation of $400 million to the Health System. It was renamed Sanford Health and now has a geographical reach of over  200,000 square miles in California, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.  Composed of hospitals, clinics and research centers (to name a few), Sanford health employs over 27,000 health care workers.

Sanford Imagenetics integrates genetics with internal medicine.   It is the first national health program to embed genomic medicine with primary care for adults.  Sanford really wanted to create an integration of genetics testing and primary care.  With both services at the same location, adults will be able to have annual physicals and any recommended genetic follow up without leaving the building.  And with the continuing research and development of gene therapy, the all-in-one concept is timely.

Skylight courtyard cover

The new facility in Sioux Falls features a large courtyard between two buildings. The double hipped skylight  courtyard cover measures 62′ wide by 114′ long.  The natural light provided not only preserves electricity, it allows patients and employees to get the healthy effects of sunshine in a protective setting.  Work on installation of the massive skylight can be seen in the photos below.

In addition to the skylight, Crystal Structures also provided vestibules and canopies.  Learn more about our sloped glazing systems here. 

Architect: Koch & Hazard
General Contractor: Henry Carlson Company

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