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Sanford Health Opens New Womens Unit in Fargo

(Fargo, ND) – Sanford Health continues to grow as the doors to the new Sanford Women’s unit at the Fargo Medical Center open on January 10, 2012. The newly renovated inpatient unit is specifically designed to create a unique, women’s focused health care experience including hotel like amenities, spa bathrooms and other touches, and larger rooms for family.

This space combines design, technology and personal touch and will inspire our future medical center design, as it serves as a testing site. We’ve researched every aspect of the facility to bring patients the best experience, including low noise flooring, room color, beds, medical technology, equipment and staff placement, floor layout and much more. This unit will allow hands on testing by physicians and staff to influence our hospital of the future choices.

The space adds 12 beds and 28 staff. The unit will be for GYN surgical patients, postpartum care, breast surgeries and more.

Sanford Women’s is hosting an open house of the Women’s 2 North facility on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  A ribbon cutting will occur at 11 a.m. The open house is an opportunity for the public to look at the new equipment and the design of the space. Light refreshments will be served.

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 health care system in the nation with locations in 112 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Africa, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 34 hospitals, 116 clinic locations and more than 1,000 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 health care organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers, eradicating breast cancer and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit