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Sanford Health celebrates Rural Health Day


Sanford Health celebrates Rural Health Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health will recognize the importance of thousands of employees and countless patients this Thursday as part of National Rural Health Day.  

Sanford Health, with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics, leads health care services in many small towns and agricultural communities across its nine state footprint. Rural health care is vitally important, with nearly one in five Americans living in rural areas.

“Not only does Sanford Health support thousands of jobs outside of city locations, but it also has a commitment to providing quality health care to even more people close to their homes,” said Jesse Tischer, Sanford Health Network executive vice president. “Rural health care providers take pride in their work as they serve their neighbors and friends in their tight-knit communities.”

National Rural Health Day was created in 2011 as a way to showcase rural America and increase awareness of rural health-related issues. National Rural Health Day, organized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, gives its partners the opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural’ and tout the good work being performed by America’s 59.5 million rural citizens.

Additional National Rural Health Day information is available from the NOSORH.

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 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 28,000 employees, including more than 1,300 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. For more information, visit



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