Sanford Health breaks ground on Oklahoma children’s clinic

Health care is expanding for children in the Duncan, OK region after today’s groundbreaking of a new Sanford Children’s Clinic. The new facility, designed to look like a castle, will be built on a four acre lot on the northwest corner of the Duncan Regional Hospital (DRH) campus. The 8000 square foot facility is expected to open summer 2009 with two pediatricians and support staff. Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan is the first in a series of new Sanford Children’s Clinics being developed around the world.

Sanford Health announced plans to expand its children’s clinics in February 2007 after a $400 million donation from philanthropist Denny Sanford. Duncan, OK with a population of 22,500 and a market area of over 200,000 responded to a Sanford Health request for proposal for a Sanford Children’s Clinic because there are currently no pediatricians in the community. As part of a new relationship, DRH will provide the land for the new clinic and Sanford Health will build and operate the facility.

“Partnering with Sanford Health is a ‘win’ for our hospital and for the people of this area,” said Scott Street, President and CEO of Duncan Regional Hospital. “Our children will soon have pediatricians right here in Duncan, and because of this new relationship, Sanford Children’s providers will work closely with physicians and staff at Duncan Regional Hospital and other regional pediatric organizations to keep care close to home.“

In addition, Sanford Children’s Clinic Duncan pediatricians will be closely connected to the exceptional team of pediatric physicians at Sanford Children’s Hospital who are specially trained in a wide variety of pediatric subspecialties. A new Sanford Children’s Hospital, also designed to look like a castle, is currently under construction and set to open spring 2009.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health’s comprehensive, integrated system includes nearly 370 physicians in 115 clinics, 23 hospitals, 13 nursing homes, 17 assisted living facilities and congregate living locations, 27 home health services and 19 pharmacies. With approximately 12,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in its region. Its primary 500-bed nonprofit tertiary care hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, serves an average of more than 30,000 inpatients annually. With more than a million outpatient visits each year, Sanford Health has served the 80,000 square mile, four-state region of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska for over 110 years. Sanford Health is the largest healthcare system between Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Denver, CO. Its divisions include Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Clinic, Sanford Health Network, Sanford Health Plan and Sanford Health Foundation. For more information, visit

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