The health systems featured on this list have achieved a high level of integration as demonstrated through strong physician alignment. Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND, has been included in this prestigious list by demonstrating exceptional care in unique and profound ways.
Health systems were selected based on data from healthcare analytics company SDI, nominations and careful research by the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team. Health systems cannot pay to be included on this list; there are never fees involved in Becker's Hospital Review lists. The full-length edition of the list can be found by clicking on the following link: 61 Integrated Health Systems to Know.
About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business, legal news, and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.
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 locations in 112 communities in seven states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing an international clinic in Ireland.
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 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 sanfordhealth.org.