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Sanford Health Recognizes Employees of the Year

Sanford is proud to announce the 2010-2011 Employee of the Year award winners.

(Sioux Falls, SD)—Sanford Health awarded the first employee of the year award in 1987 and continues the tradition to recognize our model employees with these awards every year. Sanford is proud to announce the 2010-2011 Employee of the Year award winners.

These awards were established to recognize Sanford employees who consistently demonstrate exceptional performance and show a relentless pursuit of perfection through our Sanford Values of:

  • Courage – The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action
  • Passion – The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization
  • Resolve – The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose
  • Advancement – The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development
  • Family – The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all

For a complete list of recipients by region click here.

Recipients received a trophy and a monetary award during presentations held on August 10 in Sioux Falls, SD and August 11 in Fargo, ND and Bemidji, MN.

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 health care system in the nation with locations in 112 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Africa, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 34 hospitals, 116 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 health care 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

Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
605-328-7056 or 605-366-2432 |
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Andrea Voorhees  |  Sanford Media Strategist  |  Fargo Region
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