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Childrens Miracle Network Raises More Than 14 Million for Children and Families

People from all over the region pledged a record amount of funds which contributed to the total of $1,442, 719 raised throughout the year. These dollars directly support the health care needs of the area’s sick and injured children and their families.

(Sioux Falls, SD) – A special television broadcast celebrating the premier medical care provided by Sanford Children’s Hospital helped raise more than one $1.4 million for local sick and injured children.

The Children’s Miracle Network broadcast aired live on KELOLAND-TV from Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls on June 5. People from all over the region pledged a record amount of funds which contributed to the total of $1,442, 719 raised throughout the year. These dollars directly support the health care needs of the area’s sick and injured children and their families.

“The community’s support for the mission of Sanford Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network never ceases to amaze me,” stated Charles O’Brien, MD, president, Sanford USD Medical Center. “Their giving is a demonstration of the importance of our medical care to children and families throughout the region.”

For the third year in a row, the live Children’s Miracle Network broadcast was hosted in the Castle of Care™. Viewers were introduced to Miracle Families and Sanford Children’s staff and physicians who shared their stories of hope, courage, faith and healing.

Sanford Children’s Hospital joined the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals team in 1986. As part of this network, Sanford Children’s Hospital stands dedicated to this ideal that every child is unique, every diagnosis is different and every situation is special. One hundred percent of funds raised stay in the area to help local children.

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 110 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 32 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 900 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 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