GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Sanford Health has expanded its services in the Greater Grand Forks region with a new clinic in Grand Forks.

The company held a ribbon cutting in August for the two-story, 22,000 square-foot facility that will help meet the area’s growing demand for the health provider’s services, according to Justin Stromme, senior director at the company’s East Grand Forks, Minn., clinic.

Located at 1750 47th Ave., the new clinic sits conveniently next to residents at the Edgewood Vista, a senior living facility, and near a growing neighborhood.

A patient room inside the new Sanford Health clinic in Grand Forks, N.D.
A patient room inside the new Sanford Health clinic in Grand Forks, N.D. Image: Courtesy of Sanford Health

He said the clinic has five providers and about 15 staff members, but will hire additional help as provider care grows. He said it has capacity for 16 providers, a “mix of primary care, specialty care and behavioral health.” Current offerings include family medicine, internal medicine, gynecology and geriatric services.

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“Our providers care for all stages of life – from infants and adolescents to adults of all ages, including the elderly,” Stromme said. “Additional Sanford specialists in dermatology, rheumatology, orthopedic hand surgery, oral/maxiollofacial surgery, neurology and neurosurgery will provide outreach visits at the new clinic.”

He said patients also will have access to a new CT scanner at the East Grand Forks clinic and subspecialty services at that location.

Sanford has been in the Greater Grand Forks area for about 20 years, but this is the first of the company's health clinics in Grand Forks, N.D.
Sanford has been in the Greater Grand Forks area for about 20 years, but this is the first of the company's health clinics in Grand Forks, N.D. Image: Courtesy of Sanford Health

Sanford has been in the Greater Grand Forks area for about 20 years. The company merged with MeritCare in 2009, which tapped the facilities it owned in the region and spurred new construction projects.

The East Grand Forks clinic currently has 27 providers, representing 14 primary and specialty care services, but Stromme said the company is always looking to grow its services.

JLG Architects was the architect of the new clinic and Northridge Construction was the general contractor.

The look inside the Sanford Health clinic in Grand Forks, N.D.
The look inside the Sanford Health clinic in Grand Forks, N.D.Image: Courtesy of Sanford Health

The clinic has 32 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, and a CT scanner. A feature Stromme is excited about is the Real Time Locating System that will allow patients to check in at the front desk and go right to their exam rooms.

“The Sanford Health Grand Forks Clinic provides the comfort of a neighborhood clinic, along with the variety of services a larger community like Grand Forks deserves,” he said.