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Sanford Announces New Full Continuum Senior Community

A press release published by Sanford Health on Tuesday February 13, 2024, announced Sanford’s plans for a full continuum senior community. Below is the press release in its original form, or you can access it here.

Sanford Health is making a major investment in the health and well-being of seniors in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. This spring, Sanford Health will break ground on a first-of-its-kind senior community in Sioux Falls called Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing. Located on the corner of Veterans Parkway and 57th Street, the full continuum of care campus will expand access to high quality care close to home by fulfilling a growing need for senior services on the east side of Sioux Falls.

The leading-edge campus will offer all health and wellness services under one roof, including independent living apartments and villas; assisted living and memory care services; short-term rehabilitation and long-term care; home-based services; life enrichment programs; and a direct connection to a future Sanford Health clinic and Lewis Drug.

Once part of the community, residents will have priority access to higher levels of care on the campus or at any Good Samaritan Society location in Sioux Falls.

“The Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health are reimagining how care and services are delivered, simplifying the health care experience and helping older adults live healthy and fulfilling lives,” said Nate Schema, Good Samaritan Society president and CEO. “Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing will offer a new level of comfort and convenience that Sioux Falls has never seen before. Imagine a safe, supportive community that offers everything you need to thrive without having to leave the place you call home. Our newest senior campus is truly designed to meet the comprehensive and evolving needs of our community today and into the future.”

Future development on the campus also includes a Sanford Health clinic and Lewis Drug, which will be open to the public and provide seamless access to those living on the east side of Sioux Falls, in addition to those who call Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing home.

“We have added several new services and clinics over the past decade to ensure our patients are getting the best health care right here, close to home,” said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. “Adding another Good Samaritan Society campus in Sioux Falls will drive more people to our great community. The vision we have by incorporating a Sanford clinic and Lewis Drug into this campus is convenience at its best, providing residents and patients easy access to health care and a place to fill their prescriptions right down the hall. This vision truly makes us not only a destination for health care, but a destination to live and retire.”

Completed in phases, villas; independent living apartments; assisted living and memory care assisted living apartments will open first, followed by the eventual opening of the short-term rehabilitation and long-term care center, Sanford Health Clinic and Lewis Drug.

“We are excited to partner with Sanford Health on another clinic location with an attached Lewis Drug. We have 61 Lewis locations across the region, 11 of which are attached to Sanford clinics. This partnership greatly enhances the customer experience and is very convenient for patients to have a pharmacy adjacent to their Sanford clinic,” said Mark Griffin, president and CEO of Lewis Drug.

Anticipated timeline:
Grand Opening in spring/summer 2026

  • First of 146 villas
  • 120 independent living apartments
  • 32 assisted living apartments
  • 32 memory care assisted living apartments

2026 – 2028

  • Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care center
  • Additional villas
  • Sanford Health clinic
  • Lewis Drug

For more information and ongoing updates on Good Samaritan Society – Founder’s Crossing, please visit good-sam.com/founders-crossing or call (605) 910-7032.

About the Good Samaritan Society
The Good Samaritan Society is one of the largest not-for-profit providers for senior care and services in the United States with more than 200 locations in 17 states. Its services include senior living, long-term care, rehabilitation therapy, home-based services and more. For 100 years, the organization has been dedicated to sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort. Learn more about the Good Samaritan Society at good-sam.com. 

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