Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota


Sanford Health is a leader in health care

Sanford Research

Always on the leading edge of advancing health care, Sanford Research is a premier research facility dedicated to delivering advanced treatments and developing cures for cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer and juvenile diabetes.

Sanford Health culture

Whether you are a health care professional, an accountant or a computer specialist, your work at Sanford Health is important because we all play a role in helping people stay healthy. Our reputation as a caring organization has created an open and positive work environment that empowers you to learn, grow and thrive as an individual and an integral part of our health care family.

What is it like to work for Sanford Health?

Working at Sanford Health is rewarding, energizing and inspiring, but don’t take our word for it. Read what a few of our fellow coworkers have to say about what working for Sanford Health means to them …

Mike Wilde, MD
A strong core of reputable professional physicians.
“There are many advantages to being a physician at Sanford Health. It is an organization with a strong core of respected, professional physicians. I am proud to work with an administration who is committed to patient care and professional excellence. Their main concern is always ‘what is best for the patients’ which allows me to focus on the practice of medicine rather than the business and politics of medicine.

Braco Ivanic
A place where everyone is important.
“If you see yourself as a person who likes to move forward and be part of success and positive change – Sanford Health is the place for you. If you see yourself as a team worker and part of something bigger and more important – Sanford Health is the place for you. If you’re looking for a place where you can be part of healing people and serving the community – Sanford Health is the place for you. Sanford is a place where everyone is important and we all work to improve the human condition through service and care.”

Carrie Kindopp, CCLS
Making an impact on the lives of children and families.
“I feel very fortunate to play a part in an organization that continues to evolve and change with the times and is willing to set the bar to a higher standard of care. Sanford Health’s dedication to the work of health and healing has given me a sense of purpose where I can have a lasting impact on the lives of children and their families.”

Debbie Roberts
When you do a good deed, one will be given back to you.
“Family is not just the people who raised you when you were young, it’s the people in your life on a daily basis—those with whom you share your life. Long-term care is hard work, physically and mentally. I try to do one little extra, kind thing each day for someone, whether it’s a hug, a smile, making someone laugh or just giving an extra moment to listen. Turns out, I get as much out of those moments as the patients. The other bonus is I get to work with a crazy group of wonderful people, and who doesn’t love


Community Benefit Awards

We are honored to receive numerous national and local awards for the innovative services we provide to communities. As an organization, we recognize that the awards we receive reflect upon the heart and dedication of our employees, our leadership and above all, the people in the communities we partner with.

Area Attractions

Community Overview

Bemidji is a historically charming, progressive and beautiful north woods city to visit and is home to 13,431 persons (2010 Census).  Bemidji offers the finest selection of shopping as well as the best in education, recreation, medical care and government services. 

Visitors to Bemidji have a variety of activities from which to choose.   Stay one day or stay one month - the variety of activities will keep you busy!   Without leaving the City you could--catch a lunker in the morning, enjoy a fine meal at one of our many eateries, then take in a movie or a theater performance at the Paul Bunyan Playhouseto complete your day!  Or venture outside the City to explore the miles of trails winding through the forest - hiking, biking, walking, snowmobiling, groomed or ungroomed trails - the great outdoors awaits you. 

Bemidji sits within a 35 mile radius of 400 fishing lakes including Lake Bemidji, Lake Plantaganet, Cass Lake, Lake Andrusia, Kitchie Lake, Blackduck Lake, Leech Lake, Lake Winnibigoshish and Wolf Lake.  These lakes are home to northern pike, walleye, muskie, large mouth bass, panfish and even brook, brown and rainbow trout. 

Bemidji also presents a unique blend of Indian culture and folklore.  Bemidji's fame has been renowned as the home of the folk heroes, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  Both the folklore and Indian legends are historically commemorated in the lakeside statutes and local shops. 

We invite you to take a walk in historic downtown Bemidji.  The Bemidji Sculpture Walk consists of sculptures, urals, and multimedia, displayed on almost every corner. 

Your vacation is waiting for you in beautiful Bemidji!