Sanford Health earns top spot on Forbes Best Employers 2021 List in both North Dakota and South Dakota

(Fargo, ND) -- Sanford Health has been recognized by Forbes as the Best Employer in both South Dakota and North Dakota. The full list of best employers in each state can be viewed on the Forbes website.

“At Sanford Health, we value our dedication in providing convenient care close to home,” said Bryan Nermoe, president and CEO of Sanford Medical Center Fargo. “Without the diversity of the employees we have and the skillsets they bring with them, we wouldn’t be the organization we are today.”

In 2021 alone, Sanford Health has invested more than $100 million across the organization in compensation increases for employees, in addition to a comprehensive program to support staff well-being and provide a caring and healthy work environment.

To determine the rankings for the third annual America’s Best Employers by State, Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research company, to survey 80,000 Americans who work at businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria, including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, among other areas.

“We value the hard work and selflessness our employees showcase each and every day inside the walls of our organization,” said Michel LeBeau, M.D., president and CEO of Sanford Medical Center Bismarck. “The past 18 months have been challenging for many working in health care, but our employees continue to show up day after day to provide extraordinary care for our patients, some at their most vulnerable times.”