US News ranks Sanford best hospitals in Dakotas

Sanford USD Medical Center, Sanford Medical Center Fargo honored for exceptional care  

A brick sign for Sanford is nestled among landscaping outside Sanford Medical Center Fargo, towering in the background on a sunny day.

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for 2022-2023 ranked Sanford Medical Center Fargo the No. 1 hospital in North Dakota and Sanford USD Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in South Dakota.

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings are published to help patients decide where to receive care. U.S. News evaluates data on 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 gastroenterology surgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

In gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery, Sanford USD Medical Center ranks as one of the top in the nation when comparing those specialty services with health care systems across the country.

“Our caregivers continue to showcase unparalleled resilience every day, providing world-class care to our patients as Sanford Health continues to advance on its goal of becoming the premier rural health system in the United States,” said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford USD Medical Center. “Earning this ranking two consecutive years is an honor and a true testament to the high-quality care we deliver to our patients across the state of South Dakota.”

Sanford USD Medical Center is also rated high-performing 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 high-performing in urology and is rated high performing in 10 procedures and specialties, including colon cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, kidney failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“This ranking from U.S. News validates our commitment to state-of-the-art health care to the people and families who need it most,” said Tiffany Lawrence, president and CEO of Sanford Medical Center Fargo. “We continue to enhance our care, by meeting patients where they are at and ensuring they have access to quality health care, close to home.”

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