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April 22, 2013
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Occupational Medicine Clinic hires full-time medical director

(Bismarck, N.D.)—The Bismarck region of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine, including locations in Bismarck, Dickinson and Minot, continues to grow. In order to meet the growing needs, Joel Blanchard, MD will become full-time medical director of the Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic beginning May 1.

Dr. Blanchard knows Occupational Medicine well as he has served as part-time medical director for Sanford Health’s clinic for the past six years. As medical director, he oversees the medical care, policies and procedures of the clinic. Available in all three clinic locations, Dr. Blanchard also will work directly with companies to help provide medical program direction to fit each company’s specific needs.

Dr. Blanchard is a board-certified family medicine doctor at Sanford Health. He completed his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and his internship at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. Dr. Blanchard is also a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is certified as a medical review officer for drug testing and is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

For more information about Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, visit or call (866) 310-5222.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel, Mexico and China.

Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly a billion dollars in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit
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