Carson Walker

Meet Carson

Carson Walker is an innovation specialist at Sanford Health. You can reach him at or (605) 312-6667.

Latest Posts

Dr. Adam Stys, in surgical mask and gown, consults a computer screen during a heart procedure.

Cardiologist’s math skills help keep patients off dialysis

Dr. Adam Stys: Less dye during heart procedures means less kidney damage
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Dr. Bruce Gardner, who invented the Safety Foley Urinary Catheter.

Doctor’s invention aims to reduce injuries from catheters

Quick-release device would improve safety for hospital patients
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Civica Rx: Package of clear liquid vials labeled Civica Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, sitting on top of pallet of more vials.

Sanford Health receives first medication from Civica Rx

Antibiotics pave way for sustainable supply of vital, lower-cost generic drugs
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Sanford Health Dr. Michael Sand with his sleep apnea brace.

Sleep apnea brace offers comfortable alternate to CPAP mask

Sanford Health doctor and sleep apnea sufferer invents device
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Innovation: Tim Miller with one of his movable monitor stands that was made from a discarded IV pole.

Sanford Health technician is go-to innovator

"You've got to know what they’re doing to understand what they need"
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Three individuals in a operating room setting

Artificial intelligence may help spot cancer in image scans

Sanford Health radiologists developing AI solution for oncology
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nerves on cancer: Sanford Health Dr. Paola Vermeer in her lab at Sanford Research

Nerve-wrecking: ‘New way of attacking cancer’

Sanford Health's Paola Vermeer hopes to slow cancer by disrupting nerves
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Innovation unit leader spent year as a patient

"I know what it's like to lay in that (hospital) bed day in and day out."
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Baby getting checked by a nurse on a table

Innovating is part of Sanford Health’s DNA

Employee ideas wanted, from big to small: "Innovation is just solving problems."
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DTSF Sanford Acute Care Clinic

New health care clinics located near home and work

Sanford Health offers expanded hours and 24-hour options for patients.
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Physician assistant Brenda Vis and Andy Munce, Vice President of Nursing & Clinical Services

Brenda Vis has dedicated career to Rock Rapids area health

PA Brenda Vis looks forward to practicing in the new Sanford Rock Rapids clinic.
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chips in slots

Genetic testing process: From blood sample to digitized DNA

How robots and humans use DNA to help people make smarter health decisions.
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Danyell and Sophie Skillman in front of the Grand Canyon

Wisdom Study leads woman to breast cancer gene discovery

'It becomes less about me and more about my family or more about my kids and wanting to watch them live a long, healthy life.'
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women standing infront of edith sanford sign

Breast reconstruction during mastectomy surgery

'I went to sleep with breast cancer and woke up with new breasts and no cancer.'
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Brittany Chapin and general surgeon Dr. Kelly Ming

Surgery in her town helps mom see new baby as she heals

And access to Sanford Health medical centers means advanced care is also nearby.
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