The health care landscape in Grand Forks will change markedly this year when current construction projects are completed.
The new Sanford Grand Forks Clinic, under construction at 2760 47th Ave. S., is expected to open in mid- to late-June and will accommodate as many as 16 providers over time as the facility grows, said Justin Stromme, senior director of clinic operations.
Some of these health care professionals and other staff members will transfer from Sanford’s clinic in East Grand Forks, and about five to seven new providers will be added to the Grand Forks location, he said. They will provide family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine services. Depending on demand, some specialists may provide services here on a part-time basis.
Within the $10 million Grand Forks project “we hope to expand our behavioral health presence and integrate with our primary care as well, so that’s something we’re really excited about,” Stromme said. “We’re looking to have a psychologist on staff when we open.”
Physical therapy will also be a major area of growth in this location, he said.
The two-story, 22,000-square-foot facility will house 32 patient exam rooms, 16 on each floor, with lab and imaging services on the first floor and two procedure rooms located on the second floor, Stromme said.
The facility will be connected to an Edgewood assisted living facility, which is also under construction and expected to open later this year. The property is being leased from Edgewood.
Imaging will include general X-rays, CT and mobile MRI, and ultrasound will be provided in one of the procedure rooms, he said.
Sanford Grand Forks Clinic will offer an urgent care clinic, as is also available at its East Grand Forks location, and “there are other services that we’re exploring and hope to have in place, and we’ll announce those when they’re concrete,” he said.
“It’s exciting to see how convenient and efficient this space will be for patients and also for staff and providers,” he said.
While this is the first Sanford clinic in Grand Forks, the health system also operates other locations in the city, including a health care accessories retail store on DeMers Avenue, near Columbia Road, and office space for Sanford Profile, a weight management program, in the Med Park Mall, said Stromme.
At the Sanford East Grand Forks Clinic, which has been in operation since 2000, he said, “we’ve grown the presence on the campus there and we now have four clinic locations, with a number of different services.”
About the Grand Forks clinic he said, “We felt it was a great opportunity to expand; organizationally our goal is to provide care close to home …. We’ll be collaborating with Edgewood. ... We just felt the time was right and it was a great opportunity and, with the community growing south, it just seemed like the right time to move forward.”
Grand Forks Clinic
The Grand Forks Clinic, under construction on South Washington and 44th Avenue, is expected to open this summer.
The new 21,000-square-foot facility can accommodate the clinic’s 20 medical professionals, but that number is expected to increase once it is operational.
“We’ve simply outgrown our current location,” Dr. Khaled Rabadi, the clinic’s founder, said during the groundbreaking event in September. “We’re excited to move Grand Forks Clinic into its own building so we can continue to give all our patients the best care possible.”
Increased patient demand has driven the decision to expand, Rabadi told the Herald last fall. He has practiced medicine in Grand Forks since 2001.
The clinic shares space with The Kidney and Hypertension Center in the Altru Professional Center on South Washington Street.
The new clinic will feature 24 patient rooms, a full-service laboratory, and an imaging center where X-rays, mammography, and DEXA, CT and MRI scans will be done. Space has been designated for nuclear medicine and cardiac stress testing.
Health professionals in primary care, internal medicine, nephrology, podiatry, women’s health and men’s health will be on staff. Their services will include diabetes management, holistic medicine, dermatology, aesthetics, ultrasound and echocardiograms, and management of hypertension.