Sanford POWER opens new location in Bismarck, ND

By: Jon Berg .

Turf at Bismarck POWER facility
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Sanford POWER held a ribbon cutting today to officially open its new 21,000-square-foot building in Bismarck. The new building located at 3451 N. 14th St., formerly occupied by Home Depot, is close to three times the size of the previous Sanford POWER building.

“This new building is incredible, said Mike Salwei, Sanford POWER manager in Bismarck. “We now have more than 10,000 square feet of turf, which gives athletes a much larger venue to improve their athletic performance. The turf alone is larger than our old facility.”

The turf allows POWER to expand the opportunities for more skill based academies such as the Ben Berg Baseball Academy, which was made possible by the generosity of Jim and Carrie Berg, as well as a new soccer academy, which will kick off next year thanks to a donation by Heather Jones of City Air Mechanical in Bismarck. In addition to the turf, the building also features a two-lane indoor track for enhanced speed training, state-of-the-art training modalities and on-site physical therapists. A Return to Performance program will also be added at the new location. This program is an innovative and injury-specific program for athletes recovering from an injury or surgery.

“Sanford Health is dedicated to youth development,” said Craig Lambrecht, M.D., executive vice president of Sanford Health in Bismarck. “Bismarck-Mandan is in need of a facility like this and a program that will work with these athletes on an individual level to help them become the best athletes they can possibly be. The POWER program give kids an outlet for healthy activity and instills a discipline that they will carry with them through their lives.”

Sanford POWER officially opens its doors on Nov. 1. To enroll in the program or to learn more, visit

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, with nearly 1,400 physicians, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has 28,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit