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Improving the human condition for everyone means acknowledging everyone deserves the highest quality health care. Delivering exceptional care to the Midwest and beyond means first developing an exceptional health care system in the Midwest. It means embracing who we are and what we do best. It means never forgetting where we’re from and never letting it limit our aspirations. It means innovating for those we serve and sharing what we learn with the world. We believe your health should not be limited by the care available to you. It should be improved by the care you deserve.

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The Future ofHealth Care

In 2021, we announced an initiative to transform health care delivery for our patients and communities by improving access to affordable, high-quality care for generations to come. The creation of a state-of-the-art virtual care strategy serving our rural footprint and beyond through a connected network of hospitals and clinics will allow you to receive the very best health care using the most advanced technology as close to home as possible. Clinic to clinic telemedicine, patient e-visits and 24/7 nurse support will provide you with convenient access to specialists, virtual care and expert advice right where you are.

Commitment to Rural Health

We are dedicated to providing quality care close to home, wherever home may be. This means fulfilling our obligation to every patient within our footprint. It means delivering exceptional service and advanced care through technology. It means creating wellness opportunities throughout the region. And it means growing and maintaining an active presence in the communities we serve.

Training And RetainingThe Best

Recruitment and retention of health care professionals is an ongoing challenge in rural America. We are working with academic partners to create eight new graduate medical residencies and fellowships in critical specialty areas. By doubling the opportunities for graduate medical education, we will build a stronger workforce, prepared to lead the next generation of health care.

Rural HealthStories

The health and well-being of our patients is the reason we do what we do. We are dedicated to health and healing for all. Everyone, every day, everywhere. See who we’re helping.

From ER to hospice, family is grateful for care close by

For nearly a year, when Carol and Denny needed more support at home, they were thankful for Sanford Home Health & Hospice. Caregivers provided Carol with comfort and relief from her symptoms while Denny was able to go to work or run errands.

Photograph of Carol and Denny De Jong

New orthopedic hospital to grow care for Sanford patients

To the tune of 205,000 square feet, Sanford Health continues to expand its orthopedic care skyward. On June 7, leaders at Sanford Health ceremoniously dug dirt at the site of a new orthopedic hospital. It will be the tallest building on the health system’s main campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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First bone marrow transplant patient healing close to home

In the past, bone marrow transplant patients in North Dakota and western Minnesota had to travel to the Twin Cities or Rochester for treatment. The chemotherapy for this transplant basically eliminates the patient’s immune system, so they also have to stay isolated in that location. But Eric Erickson had a new option. He would be the very first patient to receive a bone marrow transplant at Sanford in Fargo.

Dr. Seth Maliske wearing a mask talking with a patient

Sanford Children’s, Fresh Start partner with smiles in mind

Part of offering world-class health care is knowing who to partner with. Sanford Children’s and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts are ecstatic to announce they’re teaming up in the fight to change children’s lives.

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Sanford leaders discuss top issues facing rural care

Clinical and executive leaders from the nation’s top health systems met in Chicago to participate in discussions about some of the most pressing issues facing hospitals and health systems today.

Dr. Jeremy Cauwels speaking

New therapy storefront offers easier access, better care

There were no sledgehammers, wrecking balls, or Ty Pennington. But in March, the Sanford therapy department in Worthington, Minnesota, wrapped up an extreme makeover.

Room full of medical and training equipment

Research nurses publish study on living through COVID-19

Six Sanford Health employees, including nurses and researchers, and an associate professor from Augustana University, recently published a study titled, “The lived experience of frontline nurses: COVID-19 in rural America,” which highlights the experiences of several nurses working in three of Sanford’s tertiary medical centers in the Upper Midwest during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Less travel time means more convenient cancer care

Connie Johnson, business office coordinator at Good Samaritan Society – Jackson in Minnesota, had never missed a mammogram in her life until COVID-19. She urges others to keep up on their mammogram screenings.

Connie Johnson rings bell to signify end of chemo treatments

APPs provide expert health care close to home

If advanced practice providers, or APPs, ever went away, you’d notice. They’re an irreplaceable part of health care. Their reach goes far and wide. They work with physicians to see, and treat, patients of all ages. Some patients have questions about APPs, and what exactly they do. We’ve got answers.

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