National Request for Proposal Sanford Childrens Clinics

Sanford Health has announced an invitation for the submission of proposals for a new venture that will lead to the construction and development of five new children’s clinics to be placed in communities throughout North America within the next ten years.

Sanford Health has announced an invitation for the submission of proposals for a new venture that will lead to the construction and development of five new children’s clinics to be placed in communities throughout North America within the next ten years. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been designed to assist organizations in describing their need for pediatric services and plans for the involvement of their communities in this project. The RFP is available via www.sanfordchildrens.org/RFP.  

"We are offering an unprecedented degree of support in the development of pediatric clinics throughout the country," said Kelby K. Krabbenhoft, President and CEO of Sanford Health. "By partnering with local organizations, we will be better able to provide effective, essential and sustainable children’s care services in areas where they are limited or not otherwise available."

Proposals should highlight a community's ability to partner in the expansion of pediatric resources and can be submitted either by a single organization or with others within a community. Along with brief background information, community leaders will be asked to complete the proposal narrative and answer specific questions about their communities. Areas of emphasis will include definitions of the existing healthcare environment, local professional resources and potential for collaboration in site and service development.

The proposed Sanford Children's Clinics will serve areas with a specific need for pediatric care. Services at each clinic will be provided by 4-12 physicians, mid-level providers and appropriate clinical and administrative staffs. Focused primarily on general pediatric medicine, each team will provide general care for the area immediately surrounding the clinic; however, specialty pediatric services may be provided should there be a demonstrated need for such services not provided in the area. Each of these facilities will have access to administrative and clinical resources through Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Future research initiatives in children's health will be incorporated into each clinical site via the Sanford Pediatric Research Institute. Sanford Children’s Clinics will play an integral role in these initiatives as determined by the ongoing development of research activities at Sanford Health.

"This emphasis on care for the nation's children, and our focus on pediatric research, stem directly from the passion and vision our organization shares with Denny Sanford," said Krabbenhoft. "His commitment to our organization is one that inspires us every day and is one that we will parlay into new initiatives throughout the country."

Sanford Health's comprehensive, integrated system includes more than 340 physicians in 115 clinics, 24 hospitals, 13 nursing homes, 17 assisted living facilities and congregate living locations, 27 home health services and 19 pharmacies. With approximately 12,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the region. Its primary 500-bed nonprofit tertiary care hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, serves an average of more than 30,000 inpatients annually. With more than a million outpatient visits each year, Sanford Health has served the 80,000 square mile, four-state region of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska for over 110 years. Sanford Health is the largest healthcare system between Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Denver, CO. Its divisions include Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Clinic, Sanford Health Network, Sanford Health Plan and Sanford Health Foundation.


To learn more, visit www.sanfordchildrens.org/RFP or email childrensrfp@sanfordhealth.org.