Sanford's Background Related to the North Dakota Abortion Issue
Sanford follows the law and it’s Medical Staff Bylaws in considering all applications for physician privileges. Sanford does not take a position on the abortion issue and we do not perform abortion on demand. The important point here is Sanford has had an open medical staff model for over 100 years. This means that physicians, whether employed by Sanford or not, have the right to practice within our hospital as long as they meet certain educational, training, certifications and other quality metrics at the time they apply for privileges. Medical Staff Bylaws create the road map for who can and cannot have privileges at Sanford and it is based on objective criteria that is completely focused on protecting patients and providing safe patient care. The criteria in the Bylaws is applied in a neutral unbiased manner.
Posted Date: February 2014