(Mayville, ND) – Sanford Clinic Mayville is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new 10,000 square foot clinic today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited for tours and refreshments. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m.
Medical specialties available in Mayville include: urology, sleep medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, orthopedics, therapy and family medicine. Sanford doctors James Mehus, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics, and Jeff Andersen, MD, family medicine, lead the clinic team which also includes a Zachery Bjore, PA, Jeanne Unterseher, NP, and 14 other employees. Jane Ostlie, MD will be joining the medical staff in October 2011.
The new clinic, located at 600 1st St. SE, Mayville, is an addition to the existing Sanford Mayville Medical Center, fully integrating the clinic and hospital. The expansion will create more seamless care for patients, reduce duplication and allow for better use of resources.
This build is Sanford’s first “green project,” with positive environmental consideration, including reduction of energy consumption, utilizing recycled materials and products that can also be recycled at the end of their life span and promoting clean indoor air quality with the use of non-toxic, low or no VOC paints.
“When Sanford merged with Union Hospital we made a commitment to the people in that entire region, this clinic is the first example of fulfilling that commitment. But more importantly, we are ensuring high quality health care close to home. A beautiful new building is just a building without great doctors and staff. I thank our Mayville team for your dedication. I truly appreciate the work you do,” said Bruce Pitts, president, Sanford Clinic. Sanford plans to donate the old clinic building back to the community. It’s located at 730 East Main St. Leaders are reviewing three proposals. A decision is expected in the next couple of weeks.
Sanford Clinic Mayville is working through the US Green Building Council to achieve LEED – Leadership in Environment and Energy Design – certification. The green build will result in major savings in energy costs while setting a great example for Sanford’s commitment to the environment.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 110 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.
Sanford Health includes 30 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 800 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 18,000 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 $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.