Essentia Health is making the largest private investment in Duluth’s history as it transforms its downtown medical campus. The $800 million project, called Vision Northland, will match Essentia’s facilities with how medicine is practiced in the 21st century and bring the highest quality health care to patients.
Essentia Health will invest around $675 million to construct a replacement hospital bed tower, clinic space, and surgical suites to replace buildings on its downtown Duluth campus. They will spend another $125 million on related infrastructure and financing.
Vision Northland represents a major investment in Essentia Health’s mission as well as the future of Duluth and surrounding areas. The project demonstrates Essentia Health’s commitment to the health of its patients, the economic vitality of the community, and the work environment for its staff. The project includes approximately 815,000 ft² of new space and renovates approximately 115,000 ft² of existing facilities. By consolidating the campus, Essentia Health’s overall footprint will be reduced, opening space for other development in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood.