Sanford Luverne

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About Us

Sanford Luverne Medical Center (SLMC) is a 25-bed critical access hospital that provides inpatient, acute, and long term care, and a broad scope of outpatient services. The mission of Sanford Luverne is "Dedicated to the work of health and healing."

Luverne Community Hospital (LCH) was founded in July 1945. Three major expansion/renovations were completed in 1956, 1963, and 1991. On May 1, 2000 LCH became the first fully-owned facility of Sanford Health (then "Sioux Valley Regional Health Services") of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In July 2005, a new hospital and clinic facility, Sanford Luverne (then "Sioux Valley Luverne Medical Center"), opened its doors.

In February, 2007, renown philanthropist Denny Sanford donated $400 million to the Sioux Valley Health System to expand the Sioux Falls, SD, healthcare campus, including the construction of a children's hospital and medical research center and five pediatric healthcare clinics across the nation. The Sioux Valley Health System was renamed, "Sanford Health."

Sioux Valley Luverne Hospital became "Sanford Luverne Medical Center." The hospital is a certified Medicare and Medical Assistance provider and is fully licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health to provide acute, transitional, and swing bed services as a critical access hospital.

The hospital currently employs approximately 200 employees. Nine family physicians from Sanford Luverne Clinic provide healthcare to individuals of all ages.

Several specialty physicians provide outreach clinics at Sanford Luverne on a monthly or twice-monthly basis.

For more information on services and outreach specialty clinics contact:
Sanford Luverne Medical Center 
1600 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156-1067
(507) 283-2321

Healthcare Teamwork

Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that has."

The staff at Sanford Luverne Medical Center is a team committed to providing quality health care close to home. In addition, the hospital is part of the Sanford Health Network of health care professionals.

Being part of a heath system provides an opportunity for individuals in the Luverne area to receive healthcare from family physicians in a hometown setting. The physicians are part of a network of over 300 physicians (Sanford Clinic) who provide care for one health system. Therefore, should you need specialty care, your family physician has immediate access to the appropriate specialists within the system.

How does this partnership with a system benefit local healthcare? Listed below are just a few of the many reasons Sanford  Luverne joined the Sanford Health System:
  • New information system that allows centralized billing
  • Purchasing power through quantity discounts
  • Information sharing and techniques with system counterparts
  • Physician health care professional recruitment assistance
  • Tele-medicine / teleconferencing technology access
  • Continuing education
  • Electronic transport of X-rays for interpretation by radiology specialists
In addition, a unique network of infection control, compliance, and safety consultants are available to Sanford Luverne. The teamwork and partnering is an efficient means of sharing services, solving problems, and collaborating on programs and education. The partnership keeps community-based healthcare strong.