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Sanford Health eyes bigger footprint in Africa

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Four officials with Dakotas-based Sanford Health are attending a medical conference in Africa this week that could set the stage for further expansion on that continent.

The health network plans to have 10 clinics in the African nation of Ghana by 2016. Sanford official Ruth Krystopolski says the goal is to replicate that effort in other developing nations, though no decisions have been made on where to go next.

Sanford bills itself as the nation's largest not-for-profit rural health care provider, with a presence in more than 125 communities in seven states. It also is in the process of developing clinics in Ireland, Israel and Mexico, and is considering expanding to China. It is headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Fargo, N.D.







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