Sanford Health unveils design plans for $360 million Fargo medical centerFARGO – Executives today touted Sanford’s new $360 million medical center at Agassiz Crossing as a patient friendly facility that represents the future of health care.
By: Patrick Springer, INFORUM
FARGO – Executives today touted Sanford’s new $360 million medical center at Agassiz Crossing as a patient friendly facility that represents the future of health care.
The center, including 371 hospital beds, will feature an X-shaped footprint aimed at more seamlessly melding inpatient and clinical health delivery.
An architect’s sketch of the center, scheduled to break ground in 2013 and open in 2016, were released today at Sanford Health’s annual gala in Sioux Falls, S.D.
“Designing a new medical center from the ground up is an extraordinary opportunity to do things right for our patients,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health president and CEO. “This project and other system developments around the world are a credit to the vision of past and current boards, and the administrations of our legacy organizations and all of our staff involved today.”
The new medical center, near Interstate 94 and Veterans Boulevard in southwest Fargo, and $30 million in renovations planned for Sanford Health’s downtown Fargo campus are among $600 million in projects under development for the health system.
The renovation of the downtown campus will follow construction of the new center, and will allow the Roger Maris Cancer Center to quadruple in size.
To help achieve its investments, Sanford is launching a fund drive with a goal of raising $50 million. Sanford’s foundation announced gifts totaling $7 million, including $5 million from the Sanford Health Center Partners, formerly the Volunteer Auxiliary at Sanford in Fargo.
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