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Scandinavian Ritual Observed As Construction Milestone Reached in Dickinson

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Signing of the beam.  What does it mean? 


  Construction of the new Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic reaches a three-month milestone -- and a modern tradition is embraced.  Team members put Sharpies to steel, and in doing so, became a permanent part of the structure.  

And that wasn't the only tradition honored today.  There was also the "topping off" ceremony -- an old country ritual that happens between groundbreaking and ribbon cutting.  "Some say it goes back into Scandinavia 700 A.D.  It goes back that far of putting the tree on top of their homes as a protection that they erected the building that far and now have the ability to work under the safety of the tree," says Brad Folkert, Construction Executive, Mortenson Construction.

Sanford representatives say the new Clinic was needed because they outgrew the old one, and that this facility will increase access and services for patients.  Once completed, the Clinic will offer services ranging from cardiology and podiatry, to oncology and pediatrics.  "It drives up the fact that we're going to be here for a long time to come.  We've been part of the Dickinson community for 25 years and we, obviously, want to make that even much longer and into a forever-type theme," says Trina Schilling, VP of Clinics, Director of Clinic Nursing, Sanford Health.

  Unique to this building is the fact that it has 46 outside corners.  The construction company says this feature is tied to the building's design, which is shaped to the lot.  The Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic is expected to be completed by next Summer.  

 

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