Program areas at Sanford Tax Group
Sanford is the nation's largest not-for-profit integrated rural health system providing medical services at every level from critical access hospitals to tertiary and quaternary care. The Sanford footprint includes over 220,000 square miles with a nine state service area including a network of children's primary care clinic locations across the country and the world. Sanford operates full-time emergency centers and provides emergency care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Sanford facilities and clinics provide services to remote and medically underserved areas that would otherwise not have access to even primary care services. Sanford financially supports health and wellness, education and community development activities to improve the quality of life and strengthen communities throughout the region. Each of Sanford's facilities promotes health and healing that responds to the unique needs of the patients in the communities that Sanford serves, ensuring access to comprehensive and specialized services. A recently completed and published community health needs assessment indicated the important need for behavioral health services for our community members. Sanford is meeting this need through an integrated delivery system providing behavioral health within the medical home structure.Please see Schedule H for a description of additional services, community benefit activities, and the full spectrum of charity care that Sanford provides within the community.
Sanford Research and Sanford Research North are both non-profit health research organizations. Combined, both entities have more than 200 scientists and staff as well as centers, including: Children's Health, focused on pediatric rare diseases and cancer; The Sanford Project, seeking a cure for type 1 diabetes through the body's natural ability to regenerate cells; Health Outcomes and Prevention focusing on sudden infant death syndrome and birth-related disorders at study sites including United States Native American Reservations and South Africa; Genomic and Molecular Medicine with an emphasis on genomics, molecular biology, biobanking and immunotherapy; Edith Sanford Breast Cancer focusing on advanced molecular research and personalized treatment; Neurosciences, focused on the area of eating disorders, obesity and bariatric surgery outcomes as well as physiological aspects of eating and addiction and Clinical Research including participation in drug and device studies, the National Cancer Institute Community Clinical Oncology Program and the National Community Cancer Center Pilot Project.Sanford Research and Sanford Research North offer exciting challenges for researchers both in well-established projects and ever expanding research opportunities. Sanford offers opportunities to participate in clinical trials and to be a part of the changing face of medicine.
Medical education is an important service for Sanford. Sanford provides the medical community with high quality educational and professional development that is evidence and research based; accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and Allied Health Professionals and scientists; inclusive of cultural diversity and addresses the need for specialty training.Sanford is dedicated to preparing health care professionals for the future. The Sanford PROMISE program connects students, educators and communities with science and research in health care at a secondary education age. Sanford works in partnership with the University of South Dakota - Sanford School of Medicine, and the University of North Dakota - School of Medicine to provide rotations for medical students, residencies and fellowships. Sanford works in partnership with an extensive group of higher learning organizations to provide student training and learning opportunities in many venues across our region.