Dalrymple Helps Break Ground on New Sanford Fargo Medical Center
BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined local leaders and company officials and employees of Sanford Health to officially break ground on the company’s new Sanford Fargo Medical Center. The center will expand the quality and accessibility of health care in the region and will bring thousands of new jobs to the state.
“Providing quality health care and making it accessible to all North Dakotans is an important part of our efforts to continue to grow our state and enhance the quality of life of our citizens,” Dalrymple said. “Sanford Health is a strong partner in those efforts and this new medical center will bring world-class technology, treatments and research to our state, along with new jobs and economic opportunities for our people.”
The new medical center will cover 1.2 million square feet and will cost an estimated $541 million to construct – one of the largest private industry construction projects in the history of the state. The facility will create an estimated 2,700 full-time positions, including 260 physicians, bringing Sanford Health’s total employment in the area to more than 9,500. More than 600 local subcontractors and trades people will be employed during the peak of the construction process.
The facility will be capable of serving more than 4,200 patients daily, with 460 hospital beds, 32 operating rooms, 300 clinic exam rooms, 51 ER trauma treatment rooms and a full range of facilities and technology to support complex care. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.