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Sanford Health and Detroit Lakes Grow Together

Sanford Health Detroit Lakes opens expanded Clinic and Same Day Surgery.

(Detroit Lakes, Minn) – As Detroit Lakes and the surrounding region grows, Sanford Health is committed to growing with it. A new expanded clinic with Same Day Surgery is now open for patients in the community. The Sanford Health Same Day Surgery Center has two surgical suites and one endoscopy (pushes a tube-like instrument into the body to look inside) suite. The media and the public are invited open house Thursday, June 30 from 5-7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

“We thank our patients for their patience during this construction time,” says Breanna Adams, Detroit Lakes clinic director. “And we are excited to offer improved care in an improved facility. This new space was designed with the patient in mind. No longer do they need to leave their network to travel for procedures.”

The expanded clinic opened its doors June 20, 2011 and Same Day Surgery opens July 6. This is the first part of a four-phase, $15 million, expansion and renovation to bring expanded services to the Detroit Lakes area. The completion of all four phases is slated for November of this year.

When all four phases are complete the full expansion and remodel will include 33,800 square feet added to the existing 25,800 square feet.

  • Surgery Center with two operating suites
  • Expanded imaging space and services
  • Expanded lab services
  • Expanded physical therapy space
  • Outdoor space for mobile medical units
  • Expanded clinic space for future growth of up to 36 providers, both primary and specialty care

About Sanford Health

Detroit Lakes, Minn. is 50 miles east of Fargo and has a population of approximately 30,000 people within a 20-mile radius. Detroit Lakes is located in the heart of Minnesota lakes country with more than 400 lakes within 25 miles.

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 32 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 900 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 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

Andrea Voorhees  |  Sanford Media Strategist  |  Fargo Region
701-200-6080  |