Quality of Life
Bismarck-Mandan consistently ranks at or near the top of quality of life measurements such as safety, healthcare, education, recreation, and environment. Bismarck was designated an All-American City in 1997, and the metro area regularly lands in top spots on lists such as Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, the Milken Institute'sBest Performing Cities, and CNN Money's Best Places to Live.
People thrive best where they feel safe and connected, where they are supported and enriched. Quality schools, excellent medical care, ample recreation possibilities, community involvement, and neighborhood support continue to make Bismarck-Mandan very hospitable.
Two regional medical centers, Sanford Health and CHI St. Alexius Health, as well as a wide array of clinics are located in Bismarck. In addition, Vibra Hospital in Mandan offers long-term acute care, and an array of options are available for assisted living and long-term nursing care in the greater community. The hospitals and clinics are state-of-the-art, with 575+ beds available, over 350 physicians, and more than 7,500 total healthcare professionals to serve you. At the Bismarck Cancer Center, CHI St. Alexius Health and Sanford Health combine to form a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals with cutting-edge equipment.
Sanford Health is an integrated health system that consists of a 232-bed hospital, a multi-specialty clinic, a college of nursing, six primary care clinics, three kidney dialysis centers and four long-term care facilities in western and central North Dakota. Sanford Health has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the 100 Top Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care.
CHI St. Alexius Health is a 306-bed, full-service, acute care medical center offering a full line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services and a fitness and human performance center. CHI St. Alexius Health has been awarded HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and for Excellence in Patient Safety.
Access to government and citizen involvement
Bismarck-Mandan, and North Dakota as a whole, have accessible, informal, hands-on elected and appointed officials. Our state and local government leaders recognize the importance of business growth and sound economic development, and that creates a positive attitude toward business among our leadership.