Medical Centers in Fargo, Sioux Falls Ranked Best in the Dakotas


Jon Berg
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, SD —For the second year in a row, US News & World Report’s Top Hospitals for 2022-2023 ranked Sanford Medical Center Fargo as the No. 1 hospital in North Dakota and Sanford USD Medical Center as the No. 1 from South Dakota.

Annual US News & World Report rankings are published to help patients decide where to receive care. US News assesses data from nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions, and 10 pediatric specialties.

Sanford USD Medical Center received high-performing rankings in three adult specialty areas, including gastroenterology and gastroenterological surgery, orthopedics and pulmonology, and pulmonary surgery.

In gastroenterology and gastroenterological surgery, Sanford USD Medical Center ranks among the best in the nation when comparing these specialty departments with health care systems across the country.

“Our caregivers continue to demonstrate unparalleled resilience every day, providing world-class care to our patients as Sanford Health continues to move toward its goal of becoming the premier rural healthcare system in the United States,” said said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford. USD Medical Center. “Winning this ranking two years in a row is an honor and a true testament to the high quality care we provide to our patients across the State of South Dakota.”

Sanford USD Medical Center is also rated high performer in 15 procedures and conditions, including colon cancer surgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart attack, diabetes, kidney failure, prostate cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, back surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.

Sanford Medical Center Fargo ranked top performer in urology and is ranked top performer in 10 procedures and specialties, including colon cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, kidney heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“This US News ranking validates our commitment to providing cutting-edge healthcare to the people and families who need it most,” said Tiffany Lawrence, president and CEO of Sanford Medical Center Fargo. “We continue to improve our care, meeting patients where they are and ensuring they have access to quality healthcare, close to home.”

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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 the heartland of America. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members on 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and researchers, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care facilities, and global clinics in 8 countries around the world. . Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of lifelong rural health care at or Sanford Health News.

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