Brookings Health System opened its new Medical Plaza building this week, completing the first stage of its hospital expansion and renovation project.

Brookings Health System CEO Jason Merkley says the Medical Plaza will be an instrumental tool for retaining and recruiting physicians to the community.

The Medical Plaza’s first-floor tenant is Avera Medical Group Specialty Care clinic, moving its obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery and podiatry services from another clinic in town. The building’s second floor was built as an open shell so it could be customized for tenants. It’s currently available for lease.

Read more about the project here.