Sanford USD Medical Center recognized with 5-star CMS rating


Jon Berg
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — For the second year in a row, Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls received a 5-star rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This national distinction recognizes Sanford Health’s quality measures and its continued effort in providing safe, quality health care to its patients.

This designation was earned by 16% of the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals ranked for quality measures and evidenced-based safety practices.

“We have proven time and time again that our patients can and should expect a premier quality of care every time they are seen in our facilities,” said Paul Hanson, president and CEO of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. “It’s an honor for our leadership team and me to lead this team of talented and dedicated caregivers who continue to prioritize quality performance and a culture of safety in everything they do.”

The CMS quality ratings condense a variety of measurables in key areas. The five measure groups that are scored for each participating hospital include:

Earlier this month, Sanford USD Medical Center was named to the Becker’s Healthcare list of “Great Hospitals in America” and was given an ‘A’ Leapfrog Safety Grade for the second year in a row earlier this spring.

For more information about Sanford USD Medical Center, visit keywords USD Medical Center. 


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