About Sanford Health System
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico. Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and nearly 1,200 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 25,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer.
Sanford Health history
On November 2, 2009, Sanford Health and MeritCare merged into one stronger health system to become one of the top 50 integrated health care systems in the nation. Our legacy spans more than a century and is rich with the core values that guide us today: courage, passion, resolve, advancement and family.
The new Sanford Health system encompasses six states and has more than 18,000 employees, including more than 800 physicians spanning 70 specialty areas.
Dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery.
The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.
The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.
The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.
The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.
The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.
What is it like to work for Sanford Health?
Working at Sanford Health is rewarding, energizing and inspiring, but don’t take our word for it. Read what a few of our fellow coworkers have to say about what working for Sanford Health means to them …
Mike Wilde, MD
A strong core of reputable professional physicians.
“There are many advantages to being a physician at Sanford Health. It is an organization with a strong core of respected, professional physicians. I am proud to work with an administration who is committed to patient care and professional excellence. Their main concern is always ‘what is best for the patients’ which allows me to focus on the practice of medicine rather than the business and politics of medicine.
A place where everyone is important.
“If you see yourself as a person who likes to move forward and be part of success and positive change – Sanford Health is the place for you. If you see yourself as a team worker and part of something bigger and more important – Sanford Health is the place for you. If you’re looking for a place where you can be part of healing people and serving the community – Sanford Health is the place for you. Sanford is a place where everyone is important and we all work to improve the human condition through service and care.”
Carrie Kindopp, CCLS
Making an impact on the lives of children and families.
“I feel very fortunate to play a part in an organization that continues to evolve and change with the times and is willing to set the bar to a higher standard of care. Sanford Health’s dedication to the work of health and healing has given me a sense of purpose where I can have a lasting impact on the lives of children and their families.”
When you do a good deed, one will be given back to you.
“Family is not just the people who raised you when you were young, it’s the people in your life on a daily basis—those with whom you share your life. Long-term care is hard work, physically and mentally. I try to do one little extra, kind thing each day for someone, whether it’s a hug, a smile, making someone laugh or just giving an extra moment to listen. Turns out, I get as much out of those moments as the patients. The other bonus is I get to work with a crazy group of wonderful people, and who doesn’t love that.”
We are in the business of inspiring and transforming lives. Sanford Health is purposeful and passionate about redefining health care and delivering a flawless experience.
If you are driven by a no-nonsense attitude, genuine compassion and the desire to make the world a better place, we encourage you to join the Sanford Health team.
Explore the opportunities at Sanford Health
With 35 hospitals, 140 clinics and 36 long-term care facilities, Sanford Health offers a wide variety of medical and non-medical jobs and career opportunities.
Honors & Awards
It is a year of celebration and recognition at Sanford Health. 2012 is the Year of the Nurse. It is an opportunity for the Sanford Family and our patients to honor the humble heroes who serve as the heart and soul of our organization.
Day in and day out they put the needs of others first. They answer a call. They make an impact. They honor a legacy.
During The Year of the Nurse, Sanford will offer our nurses a variety of opportunities for recognition, celebration, professional advancement, education and connection.
Recently, Sanford Health was awarded multiple 2012 ADDY Awards in the Sioux Falls and Fargo communities.
A regional award granted by the American Advertising Federation, the ADDY Awards program honors excellence in "impactful" advertising, or advertising that doesn't just look nice but also reflects a message that inspires action. These messages are carried by all of Sanford Health's skilled professionals and their dedication to the work of health and healing