Contact Media Relations

The Sanford Health Media Relations team provides public relations services to working members of the media. Journalists should always work with a member of the media relations team to coordinate interviews, photos and/or video. Sanford Health Media Relations is available 24 hours a day at the numbers listed below.

Sioux Falls Region/Corporate Headquarters

(605) 366-2432

Shawn Neisteadt
Jacqueline Palfy
Paul Heinert

Fargo Region

(701) 200-6080

Nathan Aamodt
Christen Rennich

Bismarck Region

(701) 516-4903

Jon Berg

Bemidji Region

(218) 407-7516

Lindsey Wangberg

Additional Resources

Facts and Figures

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.

Sanford Health includes:

  • 44 medical centers
  • 482 clinics
  • 242 senior living facilities
  • 190,000 Sanford Health Plan members
  • 1,453 physicians, 1,001 advanced practice providers and 9,703 registered nurses delivering care in more than 80 specialty areas
  • 48,622 employees

Each year, Sanford Health provides:

  • 5.3 million outpatient and clinic visits
  • 84,466 admissions
  • 136,436 surgeries and procedures
  • 9,537 births
  • 210,129 emergency department visits