Sanford Moorhead Clinic

Moorhead, Minnesota

Sanford Health undertook an ambitious effort to not only build a new, state-of-the-art clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota, but also reimagine how to deliver healthcare in the 21st-century. This grand endeavor led to a new prototype for the Sanford Health Clinical Model and the construction of a 49,250 SF, $11.2 million facility to serve the people of Moorhead and the surrounding communities.

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 staff workspaces. In addition, there is space shelled for a future exam room neighborhood, giving the Owner flexibility to expand as the market dictates. The team also carved out space for a large diagnostic wing dedicated to laboratories, a radiology suite, occupational medicine, and a large pharmacy.

The building’s exterior articulation reflects Sanford’s signature Gothic style, and the interior design creates an efficient and understated space that’s easily navigated. This prototype reimagined traditional healthcare delivery to optimize the patient and provider experience, guided by well-defined spaces that simplify wayfinding and promote holistic wellbeing.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2016 – Minnesota Physician Health Care Architecture: Honor Roll

Completion Date


"It’s a beautiful building, to look inside at all the efficiencies and the use of the LEAN design process, it is impressive."
– Daniel Blue, MD, President of Sanford Clinic