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Here for all, here for good is a promise. It’s Sanford Health’s commitment to you, your family and your community. We’re active in the communities we serve and invested in creating more opportunities and better health for all.

But it all starts with you and the people who help us make a difference every day.

Who we are

Our team is serving the underserved, creating exceptional patient experiences and improving community health. Meet the people working to shape care in your community.

Who We Serve

Everyone deserves the same compassionate care, cutting-edge treatments and advanced technology when they need it most. We believe the quality of care you receive shouldn’t be determined by your zip code. That’s why we’re shaping the future of rural health care.

READ: Sanford Fargo now offers AI-assisted colonoscopies

Sanford Health has added another resource for the early detection of colorectal cancer.

Sanford Medical Center Fargo is the first facility in North Dakota to utilize the Medtronic GI Genius, the first FDA-cleared artificial intelligence-assisted colonoscopy. The GI Genius employs AI to help physicians detect potentially pre-cancerous polyps, which can lead to colorectal cancer.

AI-assisted colonoscopy screening

READ: Sanford earns 3 of Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Awards

Sanford Vermillion Medical Center in South Dakota, Sanford Mayville Medical Center in North Dakota, and Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center in Minnesota have been recognized as Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The medical centers in Vermillion and Mayville have been recognized for the third consecutive year, while Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center has been recognized for the second consecutive year.

Sanford Vermillion Medical Center in South Dakota

READ: How Sanford supports athletes’ mental health

When prominent athletes tell the world they’re struggling with their mental health, it serves as a reminder that athletic success can have little bearing on how one feels.

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis star Naomi Osaka have taken breaks from their sports while candidly talking about the challenges that confront athletes who are dealing with high expectations.

The essential point: Star athletes are not immune from mental health issues. The same is true of athletes at any level. Fortunately, Sanford Health has people who can help.

Sanford Health provider assessing patient's mental health.

WATCH: Patient with two rare diseases thankful for Sanford

Keshia and Joshua’s family calls Sioux Falls, South Dakota, home. The two had a “normal” pregnancy and delivery with their first child, Kamar, so they didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary, or rare, when Eyeris came along.

“Nothing showed up, even with his pre-screening that they do. Nothing showed up or was abnormal,” she added.

Then came time to welcome Eyeris into the world.

“When he came out, he was not doing the best at all,” said Keshia.

A family of four smiling outside

READ: Sanford offers apprenticeship in health care professions

The Genesis Program is a first-of-its-kind effort that will offer those interested in a career in health care a chance to see what it is like to work at Sanford Health.

Participants will be part of a four-week paid full-time rotational experience that includes three different jobs. The goal of Genesis will be to encourage community members to witness the health care organization’s mission, vision and values in action.

Sanford offers apprenticeships

READ: Research path runs from rural South to South Dakota

Coming to Sanford Research from rural Mississippi to pursue her Ph.D. was not what Alicia Simmons initially expected to do.

“I was not looking to move to South Dakota,” she said, but “I was not afraid to try new places or new things by any means.”

However, after applying to the Basic Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of South Dakota, she became intrigued by the research opportunities at Sanford Research and found the collaborative environment she was looking for.

“Going on 11 years, three surgeries,” Mark said. “I never thought I’d ever make it through it.”

Alicia Simmons