SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health is creating an award for health care breakthroughs.

The chief global brand officer for the Dakotas-based health system tells the Argus Leader that the honor will be bestowed beginning in December 2018 to people who make significant breakthroughs in the field.

Micah Aberson says the award will be “Nobel-like.” Sanford’s international board will assist in identifying and selecting the award winners.

More details are to be released later this year.

Sanford Health is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Fargo, North Dakota. It bills itself as one of the largest health systems in the nation, with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries.

Information from: Argus Leader,

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