The project supports the capital expenditure required to maintain operations of this safety net hospital which serves a high level of indigent and low-income persons as they push toward the opening of their new facility on the Focal Point campus which is anticipated in 2018. St. Anthony is the centerpiece of the Focal Point Campus neighborhood plan, yet without the capital expenditure at its current location it will not be able to maintain operational funding through to the opening of the new facility. Hence the interim funding is critical to meeting the healthcare needs of the population it serves and to achieving the expanded community goals presented in the neighborhood plan.
St. Anthony’s is the primary hospital for this community and is the cornerstone of the Focal Point Neighborhood plan. This plan utilizes the construction of the new hospital, replete with the addition of 400 new FTEs on site to provide for a suite of amenity businesses on campus, the development of additional housing to support the demographics and help create a more mixed-income environment with the additional jobs, job training, and access to other amenities of life which are intended to help migrate this community toward becoming an opportunity zone over time. Hence, maintaining the Hospital so that it can continue to act as an anchor for its community is central to helping the community achieve these goals.