Care Center Construction

Care Center Construction

A state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar nursing home now being built on the Heartwood Senior Living Community campus in Crosby is expected to open in the Fall of 2024. 

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center announced plans to build a new facility across Highway 210 from CRMC’s main campus in July 2022 to continue providing high-quality care and services to meet the needs of residents of greater Minnesota. Once the new Care Center is constructed, residents in the current CRMC Care Center will move to the new site.

Ground was broken in June 2023 for the new 45,000-square-foot nursing home, which will be an additional wing on Heartwood. The project’s main purpose is to enhance the residents’ living experience and create a more efficient work environment for staff.

“Our community, with its expectation for high-quality health care, has played a crucial role in shaping our decisions. It is evident that CRMC’s current Care Center cannot meet this need,” said CEO Amy Hart, emphasizing the community’s importance. She added, “We do not want residents to have to go elsewhere for services. Long-term care has evolved over the last 60 years and CRMC needs to evolve with it. Creating Heartwood Phase II, a project that the community has been instrumental in, allows CRMC to fulfill its mission of accommodating residents with care and compassion.”

CRMC’s current Care Center was built in 1962 and cannot be added to because of congestion, required repairs, and structural issues. In addition, the current Care Center’s design is outdated and does not support resident independence and privacy. Many of the resident rooms and showers are shared, and there are narrow bathroom doorways, long hallways, and a lack of common areas, storage, and offices.

Designed by BKV Architecture of Minneapolis, the new nursing home will bring a significant improvement to the lives of our residents. It will have more of a neighborhood feel where residents have privacy and dignity, yet short distances to meet and connect with other residents. There will be lounge areas, a therapy room, central dining room, touch down nursing stations, outdoor living spaces and views, and mainly private rooms. The wing will also have a centralized nursing station for better staff efficiency and training space for staff. There will be 54 licensed beds; 48 of which are private rooms and three double rooms. The Care Center’s current average daily census is 40 residents.

The nursing home is being built on land owned by Crosby Senior Services, a partnership between CRMC and Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS). When CRMC and PHS built Heartwood Senior Living Community in 2007, both organizations shared a vision to create a one-of-a-kind senior community where seniors could live with independence and dignity while receiving the comprehensive medical services they need. This project brings the vision to fruition.