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Working at Sanford Health

Sanford Health is excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and momentum. With our vast geography, cutting-edge medicine, sophisticated research, advanced education and our own health plan, we are unique in what we do and how we do it.

Through relationships built on trust and successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve.

We are proud to be from the Midwest and to impact the world. We look forward to joining with you in the journey.

Our Mission

Dedicated to sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort.

Our Vision

Improving the human condition at every stage of life through exceptional care, spiritual enrichment, innovation and discovery.

Our Values

Demonstrating enthusiasm for those we serve, our vocation and the organization’s mission.

Having strength to persevere, innovate, use our voices and take action.

Celebrating the connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.

Providing care in a diverse range of settings and environments with a focus on the wellness of individuals.

Sharing God’s love through actions that reflect compassion, acceptance, love, humility and sincerity in keeping with the common Lutheran heritage of both organizations.

Adhering to systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.

The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.

Hear from our Employees

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Alla Zamulko


“We have state-of-the-art technology, multiple specialists, excellent hospitals and clinics and a dedicated team who work together in a caring and compassionate way.”

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Rach Tieszen

Lead Marketing Specialist

"Sanford Health has a culture that says we’re a family, we work as a family, and that sense of family and belonging has not wavered.”

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Novlette Henrysmall

RN Inpatient

“When I first arrived as a traveler, I was impressed with Sanford Health. I’ve worked in big-name hospitals, and Sanford does a better job running its facility.”

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Sanford Health Initiatives

In February 2007, the Sanford Initiatives were introduced as a defining element of Sanford Health. These initiatives have been designed to enhance the health care capabilities of the organization, to establish a health research center recognized for translational discovery and cures, and to help build a world-class reputation. Since creation, these initiatives have expanded to include a number of new projects and programs. By integrating strategic partnerships and working quickly to engage fortuitous opportunity, the rapid meeting of milestones is exemplary of Sanford Health's commitment to care and discovery.

The Sanford World Clinic initiative was designed to provide permanent health care services for children. Sanford World Clinic is always expanding its scope of services to meet the unique needs of the areas we serve. Broader primary care services, regenerative medicine, specialized procedures, weight loss programs, diabetes research and clinic education are just a few of the specializations developed to serve populations around the world.

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Get access to clinical trials studying disease today to advance therapy and prevention tomorrow. With a team of over 200 researchers, Sanford Research is studying:

  • Cancer biology and immunotherapies
  • Pediatrics and rare diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cellular therapies and stem cell biology
  • Enabling technology
  • Environmental influences on health and disease
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Population health
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The Edith Sanford Breast Center is revolutionizing the future of breast cancer care and research. We not only provide a comprehensive range of services, but we show women - and their loved ones - what it truly means to be cared for by an expert team. Physicians, nurses, researchers and support staff become your partner, your guide and your support through it all. From prevention and screenings to diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, our specialists work diligently every day to find the answers and develop a care plan for your unique needs.

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Recognizing the impact genetics has on diagnosing and treating certain health conditions, Sanford Imagenetics integrates genetic medicine into everyday primary care. See our genetic counselors before, during and after genetic testing. Find out how pharmacogenetics can improve your care. Understand how your body metabolizes medication. Learn the benefits of a family health history, and screen for inherited health risks for you and your children.

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The Sanford Health Innovations team develops and commercializes game-changing technologies to provide new solutions and better care options for patients. Backed by the strength of Sanford Health, our physicians and researchers are encouraged to think differently and go beyond the status quo when delivering care to our patients. Through Sanford Health Innovations, we are able to bring our ideas to reality by collaborating with organizations to solve challenges faced in the medical field and improve treatment methods.

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The Sanford Health Foundation supports the mission of Sanford Health, a nonprofit health care leader committed to improving the human condition. Gifts of all types and sizes support everything involved in the daily work of healing patients, including staff education, equipment, technology and programs and non-billed services like social work, nurse navigation, spiritual care and more. We also manage hundreds of endowed funds designed to provide ongoing support for the area of each donor's choice.

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When you're done with diets, choose Profile by Sanford. You'll receive customized coaching on putting together the pieces of a healthy lifestyle, courtesy of our Certified Profile Coaches. We'll help you learn how to choose supportive foods, stay active and move more, and develop healthy habits to manage emotions and stress. As a Profile member, you will receive:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • A personalized weight loss plan
  • Discounts on Profile food
  • Smart technology to track progress
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Sanford Health believes in making changes that make a difference. The Sanford Lorraine Cross Award will honor a researcher or innovator pioneering the next breakthrough medical innovation. It starts with a $1 million prize, and it continues with a life-changing impact for us all. Read the story of the Lorraine Cross, learn about the award selection process, and nominate an innovator.

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Basketball. Football. Baseball. Softball. Hockey. Tennis. Volleyball. Soccer. Wrestling. And more. The Sanford Sports Complex features nearly 500 acres dedicated to pursuing excellence in personal and team fitness, POWER training, competition, sports medicine, athletic science research and retail and hospitality. We're committed to the health of everyone in our region by applying the science of health care to the arena of sports.

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For families and individuals: Sanford Health Plan has the health insurance plan for your needs, your budget and your life. For Medicare recipients: We simplify the process with local agents and customer service available every step of the way. For employers: We meet all of today's health care needs for the workplace with the Sanford Health Plan Advantage.

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Record 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus and two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North will be among those who participate in the EMC Legends Series during the Sanford International on Sept. 22 at Minnehaha Country Club. The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, the first ever PGA Tour Champions event to be contested in South Dakota, will be played from Sept. 17-23 and will feature a $1.8 million purse. In its inaugural year, the Sanford International will focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls.

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The Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium is transforming care for children through genomic medicine. The consortium is made up of seven children's hospitals and inspired by the vision of philanthropist Denny Sanford. The group is committed to improving children's health by integrating genomic medicine into pediatric care. Its goals include improving pediatric care through innovative joint research programs and genomic health care workforce development.

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