Looking Forward
Here for all.
Here for good.

It is a new day at Sanford Health. We hope you can feel the energy behind our organization’s renewed commitment to delivering exceptional care, close to home, and to supporting the communities that have long supported us.


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Behavioral Health

Looking forward, you’ll see behavioral health rise to the top of our philanthropic priorities.

As rates of mental illness, suicide and addiction continue to rise in communities across Sanford Health’s system of care, we will need your help to fuel innovative workforce, access and delivery solutions that can be put into action immediately.

  • One in five U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year.
  • Almost the entire region served by Sanford Health is federally designated as a mental health provider shortage area.

Together, we can radically change the behavioral health landscape across the region to reach people—where they are—with the help they need.

Rural Health Care Delivery

Last year, philanthropist Denny Sanford generously entrusted Sanford Health with two gifts totaling $650 million to fuel three transformative initiatives:

  1. Establishment of one of the world’s leading virtual hospitals to provide accessible care in rural and underserved areas of the Midwest
  2. Creation of eight new graduate medical residencies and fellowships in critical specialty areas to build a stronger workforce
  3. Expansion of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls to promote community health and improve access to sports opportunities for all youth, including those from underserved communities

These focused initiatives—strengthened by your investment in the daily work of health, healing and comfort—will take our mission to new heights in the months and years ahead.

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