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Sanford Redefines Sports Medicine with State-of-the-Art Training Facility

Sanford POWER Center to Open Summer of 2011 in Fargo.

(Fargo, ND) – A new state-of-the-art athletic training facility is coming to Fargo. Sanford POWER Center will offer innovative amenities with new and improved programming to help athletes of all ages and abilities get stronger, play smarter and return to performance. The 20-thousand square foot facility is set to open mid-summer and is located in the Urban Plains Development and will be adjacent to the Sanford YMCA Family Wellness Center in southwest Fargo.

“Sanford is proud to be improving sports medicine and athletic training in our community,” says Colleen Carter, Vice President, Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We are committed to setting new heights with facilities and programming for everyone from the most skilled athlete to a family looking to live an active life.”

The Sanford POWER Center will offer 25 yards of artificial turf, four 40-yard running lanes, one of which will feature incline, a half basketball court, weightlifting, cardio and other training areas, a hockey treadmill, artificial ice space, physical therapy with private treatment rooms and locker rooms. The price tag on the facility is a $2.5 million dollar investment in the community. This is the second POWER facility for Sanford Health. In 2008, the system opened a 22,000 square foot POWER Center at 69th Street and Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls.

“We are humbled by the opportunity to support the development and continued growth in the Urban Plains neighborhood. This is just one example of the potential this area holds,” says Dennis Millirons, president, Sanford Medical Center Fargo.

Sanford POWER is offered through Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. It is designed to meet the training and physical conditioning needs of all levels of athletes. Training sessions are led by National Strength and Conditioning Association certified specialists. Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides sports medicine coverage, athletic training and strength conditioning for area high schools, local colleges including NDSU, NDSCS, MSUM and local leagues including the Fargo Force at Scheel’s Arena.

» View floor plan for Sanford POWER Center in Fargo, ND.

About Sanford Health
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 111 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 31 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 800 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 19,000 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.

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Andrea Voorhees | Sanford Media Strategist  | Fargo Region
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