Kraus-Anderson Completes $52M Expansion of Hospital in Mora, Minnesota
MORA, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. has completed a $52 million expansion of FirstLight Health System in Mora, about 75 miles north of Minneapolis. Designed by DSGW Architects, the renovation includes a new main entry and common area, eye clinic, lab, chemotherapy and radiology spaces, IT facilities, administration offices and gift shop. A two-story addition features a new rehabilitation area with a therapy pool, food-service kitchen, cafeteria and inpatient pharmacy. It also includes new units for births, medical surgeries and ICU. Another two-story addition features a new emergency department, community pharmacy, ambulance garage and fitness center. A separate one-story addition comprises clinical exam rooms. Exterior upgrades include new parking areas, relocation of the helipad and improved access from the highway. All hospital services were in full operation during the entire duration of the multi-phased, 25-month project. The original hospital was built in 1943, with additions completed in 1960, 1970, 1995, 2002 and 2007.