On July 20, 2010, Sanford Health and MeritCare Health System united as one organization under one name, mission, vision, values and wordmark. This followed a merger in November 2009.
Official name: Sanford Health
Named in honor of South Dakota philanthropist, Denny Sanford, who gave a transformational gift of $400 million to Sioux Valley Health System in 2007. The gift was the largest single gift ever given to a healthcare organization.
Sanford Health is the largest, not-for-profit rural health system in the nation as confirmed by the Health Care Advisory Board, based on gross revenues, patient beds, and number of full time employees serving a significant patient volume outside of major metropolitan areas.
- Annual Net Revenue: 2.25 billion
- Employees: 27,000
- Physicians: 1,400, in 80 specialty areas of medicine
- Hospitals: 43
- Clinics: 243
- Long-term Care: 36
- Specialty Care Centers: Heart, Cancer, Women's, Children's and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Communities Served: 126 in nine states. Click here to view a system location map.