Focus on Bismarck
The view from Bismarck is one of growth and opportunity. Bismarck serves as the capital city of North Dakota and sits along the banks of the scenic Missouri River. More than 100,000 people call the Bismarck-Mandan area home, and the cities serve as a gateway to the booming oil fields of western North Dakota. The Bismarck region of Sanford Health proudly serves an area that spans more than 83,000 square miles and stretches into three states.
Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck
- Level II Trauma Center
- History of innovation, including being the home to a 320-slice CT scanner—the region's most advanced imaging system—and the da Vinci Surgical System
- Magnet-designated for nursing excellence
- Designated as a breast center of excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
- Hospital-based baccalaureate-level college of nursing
- Bismarck-Mandan's largest private employer
A closer look at Bismarck
Bismarck-Mandan was one of only 72 U.S. cities to receive a 5-star quality-of-life designation by Expansion Management Magazine, and Outdoor Life Magazine named it as one of the 10 best places to live. The city also boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Bismarck-Mandan is a great place to raise a family. Recently, residents passed a bonding measure to build two new elementary schools and a new high school in Bismarck and a new elementary school in Mandan to complement the already-strong public schools system to go along with several private school options. Also, Farmers Insurance ranked Bismarck-Mandan as the third most-secure place to live in America.
The area features miles of recreation trails for year-round use and six public golf courses, including Hawktree Golf Club, which Golf Digest ranked No. 24 on the top 100 "Greatest Public Golf Courses" in 2007-08. Sports Illustrated honored Bismarck as its SI Sportstown for North Dakota. The surrounding region offers unlimited hunting, fishing and other recreation opportunities for sportsmen throughout the year.