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Saint Francis Takes Major Step Toward Dexter Facility with Land Purchase

Saint Francis Healthcare System today announced it has purchased 18 acres of land located at US 60 Outer Road and Harris Drive in Dexter and will build an outreach healthcare facility on the site.

“We are very excited about this opportunity in Dexter. We have spoken with several community leaders and local physicians who look forward to a Saint Francis presence in their community,” said Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Francis.

Current plans call for ambulatory services, primary care, rehabilitation therapies and wellness. Specific building plans will be revealed at a later date.

“Most healthcare industry leaders agree that the future in healthcare is not more hospital beds, but healthcare that is delivered close to home or at home. It will concentrate on keeping people healthier and out of the hospital. Through our strategic planning and outreach, Saint Francis is uniquely positioned to work more closely with the people in Dexter to meet their healthcare needs,” Bjelich said.

The purchase price was not disclosed.