UPDATED: Altru Main Clinic Experiencing Major Structural Issue

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As of 2:35 p.m., Altru Main Clinic is experiencing a major structural issue which is currently being investigated. Staff and patients are immediately being relocated, and patients being redirected. All emergent patient needs previously scheduled at the Main Clinic will be redirected from Main Clinic to Urgent Care or Emergency Room.

Safety of patients and staff is our primary concern. Further updates will be posted as they become available

4:15 p.m. Update

Patients with appointments scheduled for Friday, December 30, will be contacted by Altru staff to inform them of an alternative clinic location with their current appointment time.

This affects the following Main Clinic departments:  Cardiology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Diabetes Center, Dietitians, Pulmonary, Allergy, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Wound, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Anti-Coagulation, ENT, OB/GYN, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Outpatient Procedure Center, Ultrasound, Mammography, Diagnostic Radiology and Breast Center.

Patients with immediate questions or concerns should call 701.780.4300.  

4:45 p.m. Update

Experts from Grand Forks Fire Department, EAPC and Construction Engineers have further assessed the situation. We have found that a 16” beam failed, and we are working to prevent further damage to the structure and to stabilize it. For the safety of our staff and patients, we will not be utilizing the facility until we declare it all clear. Cause is unknown until further analysis.

We are also working on plans for next week if the issue is not resolved.

Patients with immediate questions or concerns should call 701.780.4300.

7:15 p.m. Update

The following Main Clinic departments will be temporarily relocated Friday, December 30. Regular appointments will continue as scheduled in these alternative locations. Staff and patients should report to the following locations:

The following departments will be rescheduling appointments:  Audiology, ENT, Mammography, Breast Center, Ophthalmology.

Please note that Altru Main Clinic is a completely separate building from Altru Hospital and Altru Cancer Center. All other buildings are safe and secure at this time.

Patients with immediate questions or concerns should call 701.780.4300.

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