NORTHWOOD, ND (May 14, 2024) – Northwood Deaconess Health Center (NDHC) broke ground on a $39.6 million renovation and expansion project to its healthcare campus. EAPC Architects Engineers is leading the design while PCL Construction Services, Inc. and Community Contractors are leading construction to modernize the facility, expanding its capacity to meet the community’s evolving healthcare needs.

“NDHC is excited to embark on this transformative project to create an inviting and accommodating environment for patient and resident care,” said Brock Sherva, NDHC CEO. “This project will expand outpatient services and allow us to more effectively continue serving our communities’ healthcare needs.”

Project Details: NDHC, which last underwent renovations nearly three decades ago, will undergo significant upgrades. These include more than 23,000 square feet of new construction for 16 long-term care rooms and nine in-patient care rooms. They will also involve redesigning existing spaces to support the growth of outpatient services, including therapies, CT scanning, and the growing demand for specialty services like endoscopies.

“PCL’s experience in healthcare construction, combined with our commitment to quality and efficiency, ensures that the NDHC will be equipped to provide top-tier medical services in a newly updated environment,” said Trent Johnson, district manager for PCL’s Midwest Operations.

A key feature of the renovation is enhancing senior living facilities, addressing current standards for space and privacy with a community-like setting. The new design includes larger resident rooms with private bathrooms that are optimized for accessibility.

“EAPC Architects Engineers is delighted to see construction begin on this meaningful project for the community of Northwood. The new and renovated spaces will modernize and expand services, enhance the patient care experience, and better support the staff,” said Rachel Harris, architect and project manager at EAPC Architects Engineers.

About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $7 billion USD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets. With a strategic presence in over 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at

About Northwood Deaconess Health Center
Northwood Deaconess Health Center (NDHC) provides comprehensive healthcare services through its clinics in Northwood, Larimore, and Binford and through its hospital, long-term care center, and rehab/therapy unit. NDHC is independently owned and operated, serving northeast North Dakota communities since 1902.

About Community Contractors
Community Contractors manages commercial construction projects of every size and scope throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. The firm specializes in the financial, government, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, residential, and retail sectors. To learn more, visit 

About EAPC Architects Engineers
EAPC Architects Engineers, headquartered in North Dakota with offices in 10 locations, including five in the state, is a multidisciplinary firm celebrated for its innovative and client-centered solutions in the architecture and engineering industry. With a rich history of excellence and a forward-looking approach to design and engineering, EAPC continues to deliver exceptional value to its clients and communities across various sectors, including civic, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and industrial services. Learn more: