Sanford Health is the largest rural not-for-profit health care system in the nation and is dedicated to excellence in patient care, innovation and pioneering integrated care. Our model of integrated health provides care through physicians, hospitals, health plan, research and education. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and nine countries. Sanford Health’s 30,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, serve the upper Midwest in 81 specialty areas of medicine.
Sanford Bismarck: The western region of Sanford Health, headquartered in Bismarck, with clinic locations in Bismarck, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot and Watford City. Sanford Bismarck consists of a 223-bed hospital, four multi-specialty clinics, seven primary care clinics, three kidney dialysis centers, three occupational health clinics, four walk-in clinics, three long-term care facilities and a comprehensive group of health services in western and central North Dakota. Key accreditations and quality awards include: Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Level II Emergency and Trauma Center, and Magnet Recognition Program®.
Bismarck, the state capital of North Dakota, is located in the south center of the state and sits in the Missouri River valley surrounded by high hills, green woods/forests, and charming farm country. Bismarck has a population of roughly 100,000 people including the nearby community of Mandan. The state of North Dakota is one of the only states in the Union that does not have a budget deficit and has one of the nation's healthiest economies and lowest unemployment rates for years, excelling in farming, technology and, more recently, oil and energy. North Dakota almost always ranks at the top of the FBI's Safest Places to Live and Raise a Family in the Country. Bismarck is the essence of clean living, safe family neighborhoods, excellent public schools and a fun wholesome lifestyle. The city offers affordability of housing, consistently stable and growing economy, four seasons, variety of shopping, and an airport with jet service.
Bismarck offers a variety of cultural attractions, such as theater companies, symphony, orchestra, choir and arts. The community also offers minor league basketball and hockey teams, with the addition of a large variety of college sports. The area is noted for its abundant outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, boating, golfing, horseback riding and rodeo, and a ski resort just minutes outside of Bismarck.
The public school system has a 98.5% high school graduation rate, with 45% of all juniors/seniors being in the National Honor Society with 22% of the seniors having an A average. In addition to public schools, you will find K-12 parochial and non-denomination Christian schools. Higher education is offered through Bismarck State College and the University of Mary, along with some classes through the University of North Dakota. The UND School of Medicine has a Family Practice residency program in Bismarck, which allows the residents to work in several Bismarck practices.