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Sanford lands on Becker’s list of best oncology programs

List honors top-100 programs nationwide for cancer care

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford USD Medical Center’s cancer program has been named to Becker Hospital Review’s list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs."

Beckers 300X69The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected each organization based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of oncology. Each organization has demonstrated a focus on patient-centered cancer care and an emphasis on continual innovation in treatments and services. Many, like Sanford, have made groundbreaking discoveries and reached clinical milestones in cancer prevention and research.

Hospitals and health systems cannot pay to be included on the list.

Sanford’s cancer services are provided through Sanford Cancer Center. Sanford was selected as a National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) site and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).  As one of 21 partners with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Sanford Cancer offers the latest evidence-based care and research to the region.

About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high level hospital leaders and includes hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. 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 the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 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 nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit

Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist – Sioux Falls Region
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me on Twitter @SanfordTimG