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Dr. Santiago Lopez explains which masks are best in fighting the spread of the coronavirus

What kind of mask is best? Ask an infectious disease doctor

Dr. Santiago Lopez shows how more layers mean more protection from COVID-19
Simon Floss 7 min read

COVID vaccine boosters available at Sanford Health

CDC expands recommendation for additional vaccinations to all adults and some kids
Simon Floss 6 min read
Marnie Herrmann headshot

Marnie Herrmann elected to Sanford Health Board of Trustees

Board elects new chair, while longtime member Barb Everist retires from Board
Paul Heinert 6 min read
Bald man in surgical mask looks across a Sanford Health hospital exam room.

First bone marrow transplant patient healing close to home

Minnesota resident receives first such transplant at Sanford Fargo
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Dr. Bruce Gardner, who invented the Safety Foley Urinary Catheter.

Urinary catheter to prevent pullout injuries ready for FDA

Quick-release Foley catheter would improve safety for hospital patients
Carson Walker 11 min read
A nurse wears full-body personal protective gear at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site.

What to do when you think you need a COVID-19 test

Do's and don'ts when you have symptoms or have been exposed to the coronavirus
Mick Garry 9 min read
Closeup of a COVID-19 test. A Sanford Health nurse's gloved hands seal a plastic specimen bag with a hazardous materials sticker on it and a capped vial inside it.

As COVID testing options increase, communication should too

Report all positive tests to your doctor ASAP in case you qualify for life-saving treatment
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Head and shoulders shot of Sanford Health Dr. Michele Pasierb

Sanford offers pediatric cardiology care close to home

Bismarck is latest community to gain children’s heart specialist
SHN Staff 4 min read
Closeup of a man's hand on a pair of colorful star quilts at Sanford Chilren's Hospital.

Dialogue, education can break down Native barriers to care

Outreach underway to Native Americans, who make up roughly 10% of Sanford Health patients
Simon Floss 7 min read
A nursing instructor gesturs toward a patient model on an exam table in a bright college classroom.

Sanford works to provide culturally competent care for all

Recognition months raise awareness, but the real work happens year-round
Simon Floss 8 min read

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