Sanford Health Fargo Opens 14 New Patient RoomsNov 24, 2020 12:18PM ● By Med Magazine
Sanford Health in Fargo has announced the opening of 14 new patient rooms and support space on the northwest wing of the eighth floor at Sanford Medical Center Fargo. The new unit began caring for general medical/surgical patients Nov. 20.
Since the pandemic hit in March, Sanford Fargo has added 172 total beds in Fargo to meet the demand for hospital care, including 64 beds in March, 24 beds in October, 45 beds in November and another 25 projected by Dec 1. Over half these beds are at the Broadway campus and the rest are at the I-94 campus. Sanford continues to invest in capacity and flex its number of beds to better meet the demand.
“Our medical centers are incredibly busy. In the last few weeks, we have experienced the highest number of patients – both with COVID-19 and overall – since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Bryan Nermoe, president and CEO for Sanford Health in Fargo. “We’re grateful to our leaders and staff who have worked so hard to open more hospital beds and operationalize this next stage of our pandemic surge plan. Now, we need the community’s help to reduce the need for more hospital beds. We can all do our part to reduce pressure on the health care system by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, avoiding large gatherings and following guidance from the CDC.”
In addition to the new unit, the eighth floor of Sanford Medical Center Fargo also houses an 18-bed innovation unit on 8A that provides care for general medical/surgical patients and serves as a central area for implementing patient care improvements. The eighth floor has another medical/surgical unit on 8CD.