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Oct. 8, 2013
Edith Sanford Breast Cancer has one goal: To eliminate breast cancer
Introducing Edith Sanford Breast Cancer to central and western North Dakota
(Bismarck, N.D.)—Now being introduced to central and western North Dakota, Edith Sanford Breast Cancer was launched in 2010 by a $100 million dollar gift from T. Denny Sanford to honor his mother who died when he was four years old. The mission is to pioneer the future of breast cancer research and care. By piecing together the entire genetic puzzle of each woman, researchers are discovering how to revolutionize treatment and eradicate breast cancer.
“Being part of Sanford Health allows us in the western region of the organization to work with other providers who care deeply about those affected by breast cancer,” said Jeannette Viney, MD, Sanford general surgeon and founder of the bi-monthly Sanford Breast Cancer Conference in Bismarck. “As we anxiously await the day a cure is discovered, we work together with a goal of finding ways to offer the best care possible for our patients.”
Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck exceeds the standard in breast cancer care and is proud to be the first and only in central and western North Dakota to become a Breast Center of Excellence, a designation given by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
For more information about Edith Sanford Breast Cancer, visit sanfordhealth.org/edith.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.
Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.