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Sanford Health Overview

Sioux Falls, SD
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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 developing international clinics in ... Read more

Mission: Dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Sanford Health – Why Work For Us?

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas.

Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.

Our Vision
Improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery.

Our Values
The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.

The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.

The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.

The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.

The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.

Sanford Health promise to patients and employees
Deliver a flawless experience that inspires.

Sanford Health Culture

Sanford Health is excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and momentum. With our vast geography, cutting-edge medicine, sophisticated research, advanced education and our own health plan, we are unique in what we do and how we do it. Through relationships built on trust and successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve. We are proud to be from the Midwest and to impact the world. We look forward to joining with you in the journey.

Pursue your passion for nursing

If nursing is your passion, work in a place that takes pride in patient care and strives for excellence. We invite you to apply for an exciting career at Sanford Health. Imagine making a difference with an industry leader in health care. Through relationships built on trust, successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing.


The culture that Sanford Health has built is one of compassion, professionalism and excellence. For the 3rd consecutive time, Sanford Health has achieved Magnet® Recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, positioning Sanford in the top-1 percent nationwide for nursing excellence. Check out the video below to learn more about qualities Sanford Health looks for in all its nursing staff.



The investment Sanford makes in its relationship with employees goes well beyond just a paycheck. We are dedicated to providing competitive pay, a comprehensive and flexible benefits package as well as discounts and perks just for being an employee. Sanford’s benefits packages give employees the ability to customize their benefits to best fit their family’s needs now and in the future. To view all of the different insurance options, retirement plans and additional benefits, visit

Work with a nationally recognized leader in health care.

At Sanford Health, we deliver compassionate care, and hold ourselves to high standards of care. We are recognized for our many Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Children’s, Heart, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Women’s Care. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve.

Start your nursing journey today.

Sanford Health is undergoing tremendous growth and momentum. For a full list of our job opportunities, check out If you have questions, contact us at, or give us a call at 877-243-1372. We’d love the opportunity to help you find the perfect position, discuss incentives you may be eligible for and walk you through the application process.

The View From Here

Sanford Health Physician Placement

Thank you for taking a look at Sanford Health. You will see we are one of the nation's top 50 integrated health care systems. Our legacy spans 100 years. The frontier spirit that is the backbone of this region is integral to our heritage and a key as we pioneer the future of health care. We are hard-working. We are practical. And we value family and community.

Our physicians and staff are recognized for the experience, innovation and leadership. Across our growing territory, physicians cherish aspects of life not always considered – easy commutes, wide open spaces, clean air, low crime rates, fabulous opportunities to pursue outdoor adventures, and great places to raise families.

See yourself here

Practicing medicine at Sanford Health means having the power to make a meaningful difference in the lives of your patients and the community in which you live. Build your practice here and plan on moving forward while making life better for those who follow.

Being a part of Sanford Health means being a part of a premier research institution thanks to a $400 million gift from Denny Sanford.

We are also a complex teaching hospital passionate about the advancement of future doctors and other health care professionals. We currently have 3-thousand residents pioneering the future of health care with us.

Sanford Health at a glance

Sanford Health has a presence in 112 communities in eight different states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, California and Oregon).

Across this vast health care network, we are committed to foundational services, integrated departments, exceptional patient experiences, transformative research and a comprehensive health insurance plan.

As we strive to bring pediatric care close to home, we are reaching around the globe with Sanford Children's Clinics planned for Mexico and Ghana. Learn more about Sanford Health.

Every minute a story

Be a part of Sanford Health and you're a part of the stories that happen each and every minute of every day. Stories of health, healing and hope. Improving the human condition. See what happens in 24 hours at Sanford Health.

Internship, Student Services and Residency

Sanford Health Values Education

The vision of Sanford Health is to improve the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery. We believe by supporting the personal and professional growth of our employees, together we will foster new ideas, inspire innovations and discover better ways to deliver exceptional health care to the communities we serve.

We're dedicated to life-long learning and offer outstanding continuing education opportunities through multiple programs.

  • Family Medicine Residency Program - Fargo, ND
  • High School Student Opportunities - Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD
  • Medical Laboratory Science Program - Fargo, ND
  • Medical Laboratory Science Program - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Nursing Residency Program - Fargo, ND
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program - Fargo, ND
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program - Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD
  • Pediatric Residency - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Pharmacy Residency - Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD
  • Podiatric Residency - Fargo, ND
  • Radiology Program - Fargo, ND
  • Radiography Program - Bismarck, ND
  • Radiology School - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Respiratory Therapy Program - Fargo, ND
  • Scholarships
  • Sanford PROMISE Research Shadow Program
  • Sonography Program - Fargo, ND

Sanford Internships

Sanford Internships provide quality, high-learning opportunities for students interested in pursuing a health care-related career. With a passion for redefining health care and transforming lives – the interns gain valuable experience and share in our dedication to making a difference in the lives of patients and team members.

As a Sanford Intern, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world on-the-job training with some of the best professionals in the industry. You'll network, gain insight into the field of your choice and experience what it is to work in a health care career.

Fargo, ND Region
Nurse Co-op Program
Additional Internship Opportunities
Child Life Internship

Sioux Falls, SD Region
Child Life Internship
Summer E Internship
Sanford Arts

Sanford Health Reviews

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    I liked the company, people and job was very satisfying.


    Big company did not feel I received the training I needed to move forward managers and trainers kept leaving during my first 6 months on the job

    Advice to Management

    Listen to new employees when they say they love the job just need real training and don't make them feel like they are just a number.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Sanford Health (Fargo, ND).


    My application was submitted with resume. Was contacted and completed a face to face interview with department heads. It took about 3 days to hear back from department head at which time I received an offer of employement.

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