Sanford named top orthopedics hospital in S.D.

Shawn Neisteadt
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 13, 2020 — Sanford USD Medical Center took top honors for South Dakota in the newly released 2020 best hospitals for orthopedics list from U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News evaluated more than 1,200 hospitals across the country to release the top hospital rankings for orthopedics. The standings were determined on by several factors including 30-day survival rates, patient experience and nurse staffing.

Additionally, Sanford Fargo took top honors for North Dakota.

“These ranking affirm what we’ve known, when it comes to orthopedics, you can trust the experts at Sanford Health,” said Andy Munce, vice president of operations for Sanford USD Medical Center. “When it comes to preventative measure all the way up to complex orthopedic surgeries, Sanford Health is here for our patients with the best possible care close to home.”

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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. For information, visit