Mortenson Construction Selected to Build New Sanford Fargo Medical Center
April 13, 2012
Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction, one of the leading U.S. healthcare construction firms, has been selected by Sanford Health to build the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. Mortenson is partnering with Nor-Son, Inc. of Baxter, Minn., on the $340 million project. Work on the new medical center will begin in summer of 2012 with occupancy planned for 2016.
The new Sanford Fargo Medical Center will be the premier healthcare facility in the upper Midwest and the largest in North Dakota. It will feature a nine story medical center with 460 inpatient beds, 32 OR suites, 12 IR/Cath labs, and a 51 bay emergency department. A heliport, 200,000 sq. ft. clinic, and support spaces will be included as well. The medical center will be approximately 1.2 million sq. ft. with a separate Energy Center/Loading Dock building.
The healthcare facility will serve the Red River Valley community and surrounding region. Mortenson and Nor-Son will maximize the involvement of local subcontractors and trades people for the project, and estimate the project will employ more than 600 trades people during the peak of construction.
“We are honored to be selected to build such a landmark healthcare facility,” said Paul Cossette, senior vice president at Mortenson. “It will generate substantial economic activity in the region during construction and it will be a world class facility for the community once it’s complete.”
“The new Sanford Fargo Medical Center will make the city of Fargo proud,” said Bob Sweeney, executive chairman at Nor-Son. “The project will be managed by the experts in healthcare construction and built by the workers in our community. Our craftsmanship and hard work will result in the leading center for healthcare in the Red River Valley region.”
Mortenson is one of the leading healthcare facility builders in the U.S. It is currently ranked as the 19th largest builder and 6th largest healthcare contractor in the nation according to Engineering News-Record. The company has built more than $4.5 billion in healthcare construction nationally in the last 10 years.
Mortenson has built 42 projects in North Dakota since 1976, most recently completing the $37 million Jamestown Replacement Hospital in Jamestown, N.D. Nor-Son is currently working on the Sanford Fargo Downtown Campus as Construction Manager of the $4 million Roger Maris Cancer Center Addition and Remodel project and the $40 million Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center in Thief River Falls, Minn. AECOM will serve as the architectural and design partner on the project.
About Sanford Health
With headquarters in Fargo, NS and Sioux Falls, SD, Sanford Health is an integrated healthcare system built from the merger in 2009, of two long-standing organizations. Today, Sanford Health is the largest rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. As the largest employer in North and South Dakota, Sanford Health is seeing 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 has brought to life the implementation of several initiatives, including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1diabetes.
About Nor-Son, Inc.
Founded in 1978, Nor-Son is a nationally recognized construction services firm that specializes in creating warm, welcoming and well-built environments for the home, hospitality and healthcare sectors.
Nor-Son has been providing construction services for Rural Healthcare facilities for more than 30 years. Nor-Son provides a full range of consulting, preconstruction, construction management, and design-build services.
Nor-Son's recent healthcare projects include the Perham Memorial Hospital, Perham, MN; Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria, MN.; Big Fork Valley Hospital, Big Fork, MN.; Cuyunga Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN.; Essentia Health St. Joseph's - Brainerd Clinic, Brainerd MN.; and Hillsboro Medical Facility, Hillsboro, ND.
Nor-Son has offices in Baxter, MN.; Fargo, ND; and Wayzata, MN.