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March 12, 2018 10:30 PM

Sanford & Lewis Drug Opening New Western Sioux Falls Location

It's no secret that western Sioux Falls is growing quickly, but did you know that if you just consider the population west of Interstate 29, it would be the third largest city in South Dakota?

Due to that growth, you'll now find more healthcare facilities in this area.

Just over a year ago KELOLAND News gave you a first look inside Avera's new western Sioux Falls ER and clinic.

Now Sanford and Lewis Drug are also heading further west with a new building at 32nd Street and Ellis Road.

"The west side is underserved right now," Sanford Dr. Brad Palmer said.

"We're growing with Sioux Falls. As the population moves and development expands, we're going with that," Lewis Drug Corporate Vice President Nikki Griffin said.

Sanford will be relocating its clinic from 41st and Sertoma to 32nd and Ellis. The new building will be twice as big and offer new services.

"We're going to have full capability over there. We're going to have pediatrics, OB, family practice and acute care all in one facility. We haven't done that with Sanford before. It will be a big step up for this side of town," Palmer said.

Meanwhile, this will be Lewis Drug's 56th location in the country, and it will be connected to Sanford's new clinic.

"They can go see their doctor. Then they can get their prescription filled and all of their basic commodities," Griffin said.

If you wonder what the new Lewis Drug will look like, take a step inside the company's newest location at 37th and Minnesota in Sioux Falls.

"It has a refreshed look and an update. We're using some cooler tones, some more modern updated materials," Griffin said.

An updated look in an up-and-coming area of Sioux Falls.

"There's a need out here, and it's growing all the time," Palmer said.

The new facility is set to open in September. Crews are also working on a downtown Sioux Falls Lewis Drug location, which you'll be able to shop at early this summer.

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