Planning Continues For New Clinic & Hospital In Williston


September 1, 2021 | View PDF

Williston - Since signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) earlier this year with the vision to enhance health care in the Williston community and region, the City of Williston and Sanford Health have been working diligently to determine details of an agreement. When finalized later this year, the agreement will outline project timelines, operational responsibilities and financing.

“We are excited to further our vision for enhancing health care in Williston and the surrounding communities, and we are committed to that goal,” said Dr. Michael LeBeau, MD, president/CEO of the Bismarck region of Sanford Health. “Projects of this caliber take time. We appreciate the community’s patience as we work toward finalizing the definitive agreement.”

The City of Williston and Sanford Health will keep the community updated on the project’s status as plans progress. The City of Williston will host a public meeting this fall to share important project updates on Williston Square and answer questions.

“We continue to work closely with Sanford Health on this project to ensure we get it right,” said City of Williston Mayor Howard Klug. “As we move forward, community voices will remain a core component of the planning process.”

A community board was created in April 2021 to provide planning and development oversight of Sanford’s Williston operations. They will serve as the first hospital board upon project completion.

In addition to health care, Williston Square, an 800-acre development on the former site of Sloulin Field International Airport, includes plans for a Civic Center, shopping, restaurants and new residential homes and apartment buildings.

About the City of Williston

Founded in 1887, the City of Williston is the county seat of Williams County and is situated at the Confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. The City is a regional hub for business, leisure, and economic development in northwest North Dakota. The City operates under the governance of a five-member Commission that includes the Mayor. The City is made up of 12 major departments and almost 400 employees. Learn more about the City of Williston at

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at or Sanford Health News.


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