Sanford Health expands international presence

(KSFY) - A major South Dakota-based health system is expanding its reach abroad.

Sanford Health announced Tuesday it is expanding its services in seven countries.

According to president Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford will enter New Zealand, Ireland, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa and increase its presence in China and Ghana.

Sanford Health’s international health care arm, Sanford World Clinic, will now be in nine countries with more than 30 locations.

Krabbenhoft said each partnership is unique in terms of scope of service and type of agreement. The focus of the collaborations range from primary and pediatric care to research and health system operations.