Sanford Moorhead Clinic
Posted: August 11, 2021 | Projects
When Sanford Health decided to perfect the patient process, they called on JLG Architects to re-imagine healthcare clinical delivery in the 21st century. This grand undertaking led to a new prototype for the Sanford Health Clinical Model and the construction of a new 49,250-square-foot, $11.2 million facility to serve the people of Moorhead and the surrounding Minnesota communities.
Photo Courtesy of Paul Crosby
The first of its kind in the Sanford system, Moorhead Clinic follows a collaborative, onstage-offstage care delivery model that makes clinic visits more efficient for the providers and less time consuming for the patient. The project includes 48 exam rooms organized into separate, flexible neighborhoods that each contain a procedure room and all staff work spaces. In addition, there is space shelled for a future exam room neighborhood, giving the owner flexibility to expand as the market dictates. Furthermore, there is a large diagnostic wing dedicated to laboratory spaces, a radiology suite, occupational medicine, and a large pharmacy. The building’s exterior articulation reflects the Sanford Gothic style, and the interior design creates well-defined yet efficient and understated spaces that promote well-being and healing.
Using the option of both a patient concierge as well as an electronic kiosk, patients are assigned a particular exam room in the clinic when they pick up their RTLS tag. The staff is available to direct the patient towards their exam room, and intuitive wayfinding is incorporated into the building’s interior design (color coded bulkheads and carpet tiles), directing patients to their destination. Respite areas throughout the clinic offer opportunities for families or patients to sit down. In addition, each exam room is equipped with a scale, blood pressure monitoring, etc. to take patient vitals in their own room prior to an exam.
The standard model for the clinic physician office model was a 120-square-foot office that was closed off and private from the rest of the clinical staff. However, in an effort to improve collaboration and efficiencies, our Moorhead clinic developed pods of “touch down” physician work stations that allowed for providers to have a space to answer emails, take calls, dictate patient information, etc., while still being connected to the staff and other physicians for collaborative purposes. These modular stations can be reconfigured as needs change over time, offering the ultimate flexibility.
Building Envelope: Hebron Brick, Stoneworks, Sto® Corp.
Composite Slate Tile: Inspire Roofing Products
Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite, Record-USA Automatic Doors
Interior: Koroseal, Sichenia Tile, CertainTeed
Flooring: J & J Flooring, Armstrong, Alfalux
Daylighting/Skylights: Wasco Products
Lighting: Columbia, Sylvania, Alera, Dual-Lite, Prescolite, Axis, Kirlin, Spectrum, OCL, Corbett
Fargo, ND 58102
1020 36th Street, S.W.
Fargo, ND 58103
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Obermiller Nelson Engineering
2201 12th Street, N., #E
Fargo, ND 58102
3350 38th Avenue, S.
Fargo, ND 58103
General Contractor & Cost Estimator
J.E. Dunn Construction
800 N. Washington Avenue, #600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Date Bid: March 2013 (GMP)
Construction Period: September 2013 to April 2014
Total Square Feet: 49,250
Site: 28 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 23,320; second floor, 22,407; penthouse, 3,523; total, 49,250 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’6”; second floor, 14’5”; penthouse, 20’4”; total, 52’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Brick, storefront, architectural precast.
Roof: Membrane, composite slate tile.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.