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Patient & Family Experience

At the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo, every feature was created around patients and families. Many years of research and input from our patients and focus groups went into shaping the final design.

Spacious, all-private rooms with a view

All patient rooms are private and designed to create a healing environment with ample room for the patient, their loved ones and their caregivers. All patient rooms also have an exceptional view of the community. Family Birth Center rooms are a little larger to allow plenty of space for new families.  Each room includes a sofa sleeper, which allows one person to stay with the patient at all times.

Minimizing patient disruption

Patient rooms were designed with separated spaces for patients and employees to make sure the patient is not disrupted during their stay. A pneumatic tubing system will be included throughout the building to create efficiencies and less noise in transporting trash, recycled materials and used linens. Access to the supply closet from the hallway allows staff to stock shelves without entering the patient’s room.

Patient and visitor parking

Sanford Medical Center Fargo offers plenty of parking for patients and visitors to the east and south of the main entrance. A separate parking lot for the emergency department is located on the northeast corner. 

Valet parking

Guest Services provides valet parking services to all patients and visitors at the main entrance of the medical center from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Once inside, Guest Services will provide wheelchairs and escorts to any location in the medical center.  

Separate discharge area

A discreet exit area for patient discharge is located on the southwest side of the facility and features a covered canopy and drive-up for family members to pick up patients.

Bus service

Fargo-Moorhead MATBUS service to Sanford Medical Center Fargo starts July 5, 2017. The route will run between the medical center and West Acres every 30 minutes. The bus stop is located in front of the medical center main entrance on 23rd Ave. South.


A retail pharmacy for patients, I-94 Pharmacy, is located on the second floor of Sanford Medical Center Fargo. The pharmacy is open every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.  

I-94 Clinic

Sanford I-94 Clinic is located on the second floor of the medical center to serve patients from cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric ear, nose and throat and trauma surgery.

Three restaurants

Sanford Medical Center Fargo offers three unique restaurants, a large, comfortable dining area with a view and an outside eating area, too. 

  • Silver Grille serves grilled, rotisserie roasted and smoked meats and side dishes with a southern flair.
  • Farmhouse Kitchen serves all-day breakfast including omelets, hash browns, waffles and comfort foods, such as Swedish meatballs, casseroles and more.
  • Fresh Market serves fast, fresh and healthy foods, including flatbreads, sandwiches, soup and made to order salads. 


A beautiful chapel for private reflection and worship is found just off the atrium of the medical center, close to the main entrance.