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SWMC recognized for performance leadership

As part of National Rural Health Day, Sanford Worthington Medical Center has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in outcomes. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in quality, outcomes and/or patient perspective.


“As the largest rural health care system in the United States, Sanford Health is always looking for opportunities to enhance patient care and provide patients their health care needs, close to home,” said Jennifer Weg, executive director of Sanford Worthington. “Being able to offer the care a patient needs in their own community, or a neighboring community is priceless, especially for those patients who would otherwise travel more than 100 miles roundtrip for a specialty appointment.” The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.


For more information about Sanford Health in Worthington, visit SanfordHealth.org keyword: Worthington.

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 201,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 46 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, 186 Good Samaritan Society senior living centers and world clinics in nine countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health's commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.

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