Medical Services Skip To Content

Medical Services

Advance Care Planning

What would happen if you could no longer make decisions about your medical care because of a serious illness or injury? How would your family and health care providers know your wishes? You can take an active role in your health care before you become seriously ill by stating your health care preferences in writing, while you are still healthy and able to make such decisions. If you are a competent adult, Minnesota and federal laws give you the right to make health care decisions.

Ambulance Service

Ambulance Service

Sanford Worthington Medical Center provides around-the clock emergency care. Staffed by a licensed physician and other support staff, the emergency department can respond to all emergency needs any time of the day.

A vital part of the emergency response team is the ambulance staff. A fleet of specially designed emergency vehicles are available to respond to emergencies in the immediate area. The highly trained and highly qualified staff of EMT’s are prepared to deal with all emergency situations including on-site defibrillation and IV administration.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Sanford Worthington Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation offers inpatient and outpatient rehab services for patients who have suffered a heart attack or who have had surgery. We customize programs for each patient that include education and an exercise program designed to help improvfe heath and reduce the risk of future heart problems. With support and encouragement from our experienced rehab staff, you'll learn how to be more active and make lifestyle changes that can lead to a stronger heart. We're here to help you get back to life and live your very best.


We offer family-centered care for your children right in your community. Our board certified pediatricians are here to provide expert care for your kids to keep them healthy and happy. Children rarely get sick when it’s convenient, which is why our local doctors are here for you and your family.


Colon cancer screenings are recommended starting at age 50 for those of average risk. Patients with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should contact their physicians as they may need to be screened at a younger age, and have follow-up exams at more frequent intervals.

Diabetes Education

Education is the key to delaying — even preventing — the onset of complications for diabetes. You can experience a vastly improved lifestyle with help managing your diabetes and implementing a more healthy diet.

Ear, Nose and Throat

Ear, Nose and Throat

Whether it’s an ear infection, snoring, voice conditions or a sinus infection, Sanford Ear, Nose and Throat can help provide complete ENT care for you right in the Worthington community.

Medical and surgical treatments offered:

  • General ENT care (ear infections, tonsillectomies, voice conditions)
  • Sinus problems and allergies
  • Hearing and balance
  • Sleep and snoring/sleep apnea
Call 605-328-8200 to make an appointment at Sanford Worthington Clinic.

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) Emergency department is an important part of our facility and community. Although a person hopes to never need to use the Emergency department, we want the community to be assured that we will be here if the need arises.

SWMC's Emergency Department is a Trauma III emergency care department that offers emergency care 24 hours a day regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay. It is staffed by a licensed physician, registered nurses and other support staff that can respond to all emergency needs. A surgeon and an anesthetist are also on-call 24 hours a day.

The hospital also has a highly trained ambulance staff (EMT's) and a fleet of specially designed emergency vehicles to respond to emergencies in the immediate area.

Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Make a personal, lifelong connection with a family medicine clinician at Sanford Worthington Clinic. Our team of board certified family medicine physicians and certified nurse practitioner specialize in preventive care as well as the diagnosis and management of chronic conditions.

Our services include:
  • Well child check ups
  • Comprehensive physicals
  • DOT physicals
  • School and sports physicals
  • Fracture Care
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Injury treatment
  • Disease management and education
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Urgent care

Call at 507-372-3800 to schedule an appointment at Sanford Worthington Clinic.

Home Health Care

Sanford Worthington Medical Center Home Care has served the Worthington area since 1985. Home Care provides a broad spectrum of services in the home for individuals who are recovering from an illness, disability or are chronically ill. In addition to professional nursing services and aide services, rehabilitation services such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy take place right in the home. Homemaker services, which include assistance with cleaning and errands are also available.


Choosing hospice care for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult decision. Days, months or years may have been spent on curative cares to halt a disease process. But now, as you and your medical team begin to understand that curative treatments are no longer the focus, it is time to consider hospice care. With hospice, comfort, symptom control, and enhancing quality of life are the focus.

Kidney Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis

Sanford Worthington Medical Center's Kidney Dialysis Unit was established in 1984 to provide outpatient dialysis treatments to residents of our service area. The 8-station unit operates Monday through Saturday each week.

For more information, please call 507-372-3279.


Sanford Worthington Medical Center’s (SWMC) Laboratory is a CLIA accredited facility.

Laboratory staff consists of Medical Technologists (MT) and Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT). The lab is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

An order from your personal physician must be obtained for all laboratory procedures.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is a very common and serious condition affecting at least 3 million Americans. It involves the swelling of 1 or more body parts as a result of an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. Lymphedema is caused by injury to the lymph nodes. This can occur as a result of previous radiation and / or surgery. In rare cases, this can also occur without any obvious cause.

Treatment includes:

  • Skin care
  • Manual lymph drainage / Complete decongestive therapy
  • Compression bandages
  • Exercises

For more information, call Sanford Worthington Medical Center's Rehab department at 507-372-3184.

3D Mammography

Sanford Worthington provides mammography imaging services to detect early changes in breast health. With low-dose X-rays, our trained mammography technologists capture images that detect lumps, changes in tissue or calcifications too small to be found by physical exam. Sanford radiologists read each mammogram and provide results to patients and referring physicians.



Sanford Worthington Medical Center's Medical/Surgical patient care area in is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, care in a friendly, safe environment for people of all ages, from newborn to centenarian. We provide care for patients including the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of illness, after illness, injury, or surgical procedures. We also attend to people with acute health conditions and those who are being treated with Pharmaceuticals (medications) to manage illness. We offer many diverse services such as: general medical-surgical services, orthopedics, pediatrics, and urology.

The patient care team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Health Unit Coordinators provide 24 hour a day care on this patient care unit. Many schools of nursing are represented on this unit at various times of the year. Our team embraces primary nursing, service excellence and evidence-based practices including patient education, pain management, case management, discharge planning and other interventions to restore or maintain your physical and psychosocial health. We offer you safe, reliable care that is responsive to patient needs and preferences.

Nutrition and Food Services

SWMC Dietary staff provides Room Service for all of our inpatients and outpatients. We want to make sure a patient’s stay is as pleasant as possible. Room service allows a patient to order foods from a variety of delicious menu choices at any time of the day.

Our dietician provides nutrition therapy for inpatients and nutrition education for home use. She sees outpatients for nutrition counseling, including weight loss programs and other nutritional needs. The dietician is also an instructor in our Diabetes Education Program and is available for speaking at community events on a variety of nutrition topics.

Obstetrical and Gynecological Services

Sanford's gynecologists specialize in surgery to treat a variety of conditions affecting the female reproductive organs. This can include benign conditions, cancer, infertility and incontinence.

Often these surgeries can be performed through minimally invasive procedures, also called laparoscopic surgery. This means our surgeons perform procedures through just a few small incisions. This leads to less pain, minimal scarring and quicker recoveries for our patients.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has depth of services and specialties to treat sprains, strains, tears, breaks, joint pain, and concussions. We offer expert physicians with years of experience in diagnosis, surgery, and nonsurgical treatments. The region's largest and most educated team is prepared to treat your injury so you can perform better than you did yesterday.

Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center

Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center

Sanford Worthington Medical Center makes every effort to ensure you are able to have all your healthcare needs met locally and close to home. Our Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center provides an interdisciplinary team approach toward patient focused care. The dedicated team of nurses, pharmacists, lab techs, schedulers, and health information staff work together with your local or specialized health care provider by keeping them informed of your progress and procedure tolerance.

For more information on OPTIC services, please call 507-372-3271.

Preventive Screenings

There’s more to healthy living than good genes, good numbers, healthy weight and sound diet. At Sanford Worthington, we offer a multitude of screening services that provide a more detailed look at your overall health.


The Radiology Department at Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) houses resources used to aid in a precise diagnosis of various health problems. SWMC Radiology uses cutting edge technology, first class training and compassionate care to produce a first class exam.


At Sanford Worthington, everything you need to recover after surgery, illness or injury is available right here, close to the comforts of home.

Our experienced physical, occupational and speech therapists along with our athletic trainer work with you medical provider to help you improve your range of motion, mobility, strength and endurance, so you can return to life as quickly as possible. We provide the highest quality of rehab therapy services for patients of all ages, from children to seniors.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners, provide treatment, evaluation, monitoring, and management of patients with breathing disorders or cardiovascular problems.

Care provided by respiratory therapists may include:

  • Administration of oxygen
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Management of mechanical ventilators
  • Administer drugs to lungs
  • Measuring lung function

Respiratory therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from premature infants whose lungs are not fully developed to elderly people with lung disease.  They provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attach, stroke, drowning or shock.

For more information or to speak with one of our Respiratory Therapy staff, please call 507-372-3183.

Same Day Walk-In

Sanford Worthington Clinic offers walk-in care for everything from cuts, strains and minor injuries to rashes and ear-aches.

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

Do you wake up in the morning as tired as you were when you went to bed? A re you teased about your loud and disruptive snoring?  Do you struggle to stay awake throughout the day?  If this sounds familiar, you may have sleep apnea syndrome. Fortunately, help may be just minutes and a few hours of monitored sleep away at Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) in Worthington, MN.

SWMC, in conjunction with somniTech, Inc, provides sleep disorders testing services.  With a physician’s order, the SMCW Respiratory Therapy staff will arrange a night time sleep study that will fit into your busy schedule. Studies are offered 7 days a week in a quiet, private, and newly remodeled area of the hospital.

Ask your doctor today if a sleep study would be appropriate for you. 

To find out more information about somniTech, Inc., visit this website -

For more information, contact our Respiratory Therapy department at 507-372-3183.

Social Services

Social Services

Sanford Worthington Medical Center employs professional social workers licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. They are available to assist you and your family in arranging for services during and after hospitalization. They are trained and educated to assess individual needs, provide emotional support, and share valuable information on community resources and programs which may be available to you.

Medical social workers provide numerous services for patients and/or their families in a variety of settings:

  • Coordination of Interpreter Services
  • Crisis counseling
  • Death or near-death counseling
  • Dialysis unit
  • Discharge planning
  • Financial advocacy
  • Health Care Directives
  • Information and referrals
  • Social assessments
  • Swing beds

For more information, please call 507-372-3275.


Having surgery, planned or unplanned, can be a stressful situation. But having it done close to your home, with the support of your friends and family, can provide comfort and convenience. Sanford Worthington Medical Center (SWMC) realizes the importance of having your family and friends close when the need for surgery arises. That’s why we have fully trained staff and are equipped to handle a wide variety of surgical procedures without the hassle of having to travel out of town.

At SWMC, you can feel confident in the care delivered by our experienced surgical team. Your surgery will be performed in one of our surgical suites that is equipped with the tools and technology needed, right in your community.

Vascular Care

Vascular Care

The Sanford vascular team, comprised of fellowship-trained, board certified vascular surgeons, are committed to providing patients in Worthington with state-of-the-art total vascular care. Our experts treat conditions affecting the veins and arteries within your body. Most commonly, vascular surgeons provide consultations and minimally invasive treatments for aneurysms, carotid artery disease, excessive sweating, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, limb preservation and wound healing and poor circulation.