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Sanford Childrens Clinic Duncan to Host Grand Opening Celebration

Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan will open August 3, 2009.

Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Children in the Duncan, OK area will soon have more pediatric healthcare close to home. The new Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan will open August 3 and bring the community its first pediatricians. It is the first Sanford World Clinic, which is part of initiatives outlined after a $400 million donation from Denny Sanford in 2007. Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan is designed like a castle, emulating the design of the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. To celebrate the new clinic, Sanford Children’s will host a community celebration on July 14.

Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan Grand Opening Celebration
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 3–6 p.m.
2502 West Elk Avenue, Duncan, OK

Celebration Activities Include:

  • Tours of the new children’s clinic guided by clinic staff
  • Inflatables and kids activities with light refreshments provided 
  • Arts and crafts, a puppeteer and storytelling entertainment provided by local renaissance club, Society for Creative Anarchism 
  • Hailey Steele acoustic concert (4:30 p.m.)
    Hailey Steele is a rising country artist from South Dakota. Hailey and her band have opened for superstars like SugarLand, Sara Evans and Big and Rich.
  •  Ribbon cutting sponsored by Duncan Chamber of Commerce (5 p.m.)
  • Guest Speakers from Sanford Children’s Hospital

Sanford Health’s goal and reason for pursuing the development of additional children’s clinics is to bring pediatric care to communities and rural areas that otherwise wouldn’t have access to quality care.

About Sanford Children’s Hospital
A part of the Sanford Health system, Sanford Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care in its region. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the 146-bed Sanford Children’s Hospital includes 76 general pediatric beds, as well as 58 neonatal intensive care beds and 12 pediatric intensive care beds, all in private family suites. With more than 200 pediatric and family medicine physicians and more than 350 pediatric-trained staff, Sanford Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient and clinic services for pediatric patients and their families in a family-centered environment designed to meet the unique healing needs of children. A leader in children’s healthcare for nearly a century, Sanford Children’s will continue to revolutionize healthcare with this facility, as it will serve as a home base for several new pediatric clinics to be built around the world in the next ten years. For more information, visit

Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Coordinator
(605) 328-7056 |