When it comes to compassionate healthcare, Sanford Health understands that complete physical health is not achieved without equitable prioritization of mental health. To provide more services and prompt access to specialized patient needs, Sanford worked with JLG on a 9,000 SF fit-up in the existing shell space on the second floor of their Moorhead, MN clinic, completed in 2022. Within this space, Sanford was able to relocate and expand its behavioral health services, welcoming patients by preserving dignity and enhancing privacy, starting in the waiting area. The private waiting area features decorative glass divider walls and large-scale, biophilic-inspired graphics that set the tone for holistic healing. For sensory-sensitive design, 32 onstage-offstage provider offices offer tunable lighting that can be customized to each patient’s preference. JLG also created comfort in collaborative therapy sessions, providing the design for two specialized group rooms and perimeter corridors infused with natural light and direct views of the outdoors. Through calming biophilic influence, natural daylighting, adaptable lighting, and simplified wayfinding, Sanford Behavioral Health is helping meet the urgent and increasing demand for mental health specialists – giving patients enhanced access and privacy to seek help without the stigma.
Milestone Health Partners
Williston, North Dakota