Access to quality health care in Dickinson becomes a bigger issue
Dickinson, North Dakota (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
Sanford Health announced a significant investment in Dickinson and western North Dakota today, as the health system, which Medcenter One proudly joined in July, released plans for the construction of a new $20 million clinic in Dickinson.
“Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic has been a proud member of the Dickinson community for more than 25 years,” said Craig Lambrecht, MD, president of the Bismarck region of Sanford Health. “The need for expanded care in Dickinson, Stark County and surrounding areas is great, and we know we must grow to meet those needs. We are committed to providing high quality health care close to home, and this new facility will help us further that mission.”
The new clinic will replace the existing Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic, and it is expected to be open in summer 2014.
In addition to the family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN and general surgery services Sanford Health currently provides in Dickinson, the new clinic, which will be more than three times the size of the current one, will house a walk-in clinic, an ambulatory surgery center, infusion services for cancer treatment and space for mobile MRI and CT scans. The clinic will have room for more than 20 physicians and will accommodate more opportunities for visiting specialists. Sanford Health is analyzing additional services and community needs for the clinic, as well.
“Access to quality health care in the Dickinson community becomes a bigger issue every day,” said Jeremiah Lindgren, Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic administrator. “We are so happy to have this opportunity to serve the area by providing additional services and added convenience.”
To learn more, visit dickinson.sanfordhealth.org.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and nearly 1,200 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 25,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit bismarck.sanfordhealth.org.