Sanford USD Medical Center recognized for cardiac care


David Brown
Sanford Health Media Relations
(605) 366-2432 / [email protected]

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —Sanford USD Medical Center has been named as one of Money Magazine’s Best Hospitals For Cardiac Care of 2024. It is the only hospital in the Dakotas to receive this honor.

Money Magazine compiled and analyzed more than 125,000 data points, focusing on short-term, acute-care hospitals with experienced cardiologists and other heart specialists. The list includes 75 hospitals in the United States with a proven track record of delivering high-quality care and favors those that received strong scores from both patients and the federal government.

“Sanford Health continues to set the standard nationwide for excellence in heart health,” said Bridget O’Brien-Johnson, vice president of operations, Sanford Heart Hospital. “This honor is a testament to our hardworking staff who continues to put patient care at the forefront of the work they do each day.”

Sanford USD Medical Center offers comprehensive heart care, including cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, nuclear medicine, thoracic surgery, vascular care and rehabilitation, ensuring patients have access to a wide range of heart services under one roof. The hospital’s team of dedicated and patient-centered experts, supported by advanced technology, innovative treatments and state-of-the-art facilities, contribute to its excellence in cardiac care.

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About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 201,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 46 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, 186 Good Samaritan Society senior living centers and world clinics in nine countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.


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