Sanford Health

30,689 1.2 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Top Level Scores

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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.

military culture

We provide and encourage training for all talent acquisition employees, including SHRM's Veterans at Work

military spouse recruitment and hiring

We have included military spouses in all other outreach to military service members. We are currently in the process of implementing a formal military spouse recruitment initiative. Up to this point, our activities around other military service members recruitment have included and invited military spouses in the audience. Multiple employment transition workshops have been marketed to both service members and their spouses. These efforts have been recognized by Hire Heroes USA and the Diamond-level partnership award.

military caregiver policy

Currently working and attending conferences with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation ( in DC and Hiring Our Heroes/US Chamber of Commerce.

retention support

We offer a retention support program for all military connected employees regardless of the sub groups people may belong to,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for currently service Guard and Reserve employees

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program
  • Mentorship program

military connected assistance

When veterans join Sanford, we recognize them with appreciation tokens such as a lanyard, special badge and a window cling. We have a special recognition for current and former service members during Veteran's day/week. We select one veteran each year as our Veteran Employee of the Year.

We provide scholarships for veterans to assist with returning to school. We have a Veteran's Employee Resource Group.

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civilian credential support

We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialWe offer scholarships and sponsorships for clinical training opportunities. We offer internships and fellowships for additional training opportunities.

senior leadership

Chief of Staff, Vice President of Regional Market, Board of Directors member, Director for Veteran and Military Service, Executive Director LEAD, Chief Administration Officer, Chief Innovation Officer/Strategic Advisor

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