Sanford Health and American Heart Association Team Up For Heart Month

February is an exciting month for Sanford Health and the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease.

(Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND) – February is an exciting month for Sanford Health and the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease. Sanford is proud to be working with the American Heart Association for the Go Red for Women campaign and American Heart Month in February. There will be a multitude of activities happening throughout Fargo and Sioux Falls during the month. All are aimed at raising awareness about heart disease.

Sanford encourages everyone to wear red on February 4 to show their support for the prevention and awareness of heart disease in women. That awareness will continue when two large red dresses are draped off the side of both hospitals throughout the month. Our facilities will be lit with red lighting and we’re also painting the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls red.

Look for a “Red Lady” to be visiting locations in Sioux Falls and Fargo. She will be visiting with people about heart disease and prevention. Sanford Heart will also have a strong representation at the Heart Ball in Fargo and the American Heart Association Luncheon in Sioux Falls.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 31 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 800 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 18,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.


Contact:
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
605-328-7056 or 605-366-2432 | stacy.jones@sanfordhealth.org

Andrea Voorhees | Sanford Media Strategist  | Fargo Region
701-200-6080  | andrea.voorhees@sanfordhealth.org