Contact Us

Sanford Children’s Hospital Named One of the Most Colorfully Inspiring in the World

Since my first tour of Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, I was impressed with the attention to details. Not only to provide the best care in the region for our kids, but to tailor the hospital TO the kids. The colorful artwork that decorates the hallways, to the little hidden doors, at child’s height, that have little scenes. To the brightly colored banners that greet you in the entryway to the ceiling tiles that have been painted by kids who have spent time there. And for those of you reading this from outside the city or new transplants to Sioux Falls, Sanford Children’s Hospital is called the ‘Castle of Care’ because it looks like a castle!

As I’ve learned, Sanford is not the only Children’s Hospital in the world trying to make the experience a little less scary for kids by creating these fantasy-themed designs and characters to hopefully distract the children a little from the scary things they’re going through.

MHA, the Online Guide to Master’s In Health Administration Degrees, has recognized Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls for the efforts made in this area by naming it one of the 10 Most Colorfully Inspiring Children’s Hospitals in the World. Let that sink in. In the WORLD.

Joining Sioux Falls on the list are Children’s Hospitals in Texas (Austin and Houston) Phoenix, Arizona; Orlando, Florida; and Columbus, Ohio in the U.S. Plus international hospitals in London, Australia and Sweden!

I’ve spent the past six years singing the praises of the wonderful hospital and staff we are so fortunate to have here in Sioux Falls to anyone and everyone who would listen and will continue to do so. Sanford Children’s Hospital is another reason that living in Sioux Falls makes us one of the best kept secrets in America (but the word is definitely getting out!)

Please make plans to join us during our annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon, live from Sanford Children’s Hospital, on March 27 and 28.

You can take a virtual tour of Sanford Children’s Hospital here.


Best of KSOO

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSOO VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KSOO VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.