Coteau des Prairies Health Care System signs management agreement with Sanford Health

SISSETON, S.D. — Coteau des Prairies Health Care System has signed a management services agreement with Sanford Health. The agreement provides access to Sanford Health’s wide array of service offerings that will bring value to the community.

“The purpose of our health care system is to offer the best patient care possible,” said Terry Jaspers, board chairman of Coteau des Prairies Health Care System. “We believe that collaborating with Sanford Health in Sisseton enables our patients and staff to have the access to care and services that is second to none.”

The 10-year agreement will take effect on September 1. After five years, Sanford Health and Coteau des Prairies Health Care System will discuss the collaboration to ensure expectations from both organizations are being met.

“We have had a great relationship with the Coteau des Prairies Heath Care System for many years and we’re excited for the opportunity to work more closely,” said Eric Hilmoe, vice president of operations for Sanford Health Network. “Sisseton sits in the heart of the Sanford footprint today which means patients will have access to services locally and within the region. Health care happens best when close to home and at Sanford we use this as one of our guiding principles when partnering with communities.”

Coteau des Prairies Health Care System Board of Directors retains governance, operational and fiduciary responsibilities under this agreement.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, with nearly 1,400 physicians, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has 28,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit

About Coteau des Prairies Health Care System

Coteau Health Care System is a 25-bed, critical access, acute care, community non-profit hospital. We serve approximately 21,000 residents in the Glacial Lakes Region in Northeast South Dakota as well as West Central Minnesota. CDP Health Care System operates 3 certified rural health clinics including the attached Sisseton Clinic; the Browns Valley Clinic in Browns Valley, Minnesota; the Rosholt Clinic in Rosholt, South Dakota; and the Herman Clinic in Herman, MN. At Coteau Health Care System, we are passionate about the work we do. We believe in offering our patients individualized attention and care, emphasizing their unique needs.