Jane Thaden Lawson

Meet Jane

Jane Lawson is a senior communications specialist with Sanford Health. She has more than 20 years of experience as a print journalist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in various editing roles. She joined the Sanford Health News team in December 2018. She also plays piano for church and school. You can reach her at (605) 312-4380 or jane.lawson@sanfordhealth.org.

Latest Posts


A daytime exterior shot of the Sanford Sports Complex Acute Care and Orthopedic Fast Track Clinic, just one of the Sioux Falls walk-in clinics.

Sanford Health walk-in clinics offer close, quick help

Patients north of city are excited about new clinic at Sanford Sports Complex
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Shelly Thiewes stands with three other women at a Sanford Cancer Center booth.

Nurse supervisor grateful for clinic’s mammogram reminder

Planning a screening day prompted Shelly Thiewes and led to cancer discovery
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Josh Sanborn plays his guitar.

In grim leukemia battle, young man just kept going

Alarming complications cropped up, but nurses offered 'sense of community'
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Belva Leer stands, arms crossed, smiling.

Breast cancer set nurse on a mission to help others

Two-time survivor's message: 'There is life with cancer and after cancer'
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Registered nurse Lindsey Fuller gives Ken Santemaa maintenance treatment.

Dad shares struggles in fight against follicular lymphoma

'Dad Against Cancer' blogger Ken Santema writes to help others
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Scientist L-J Pilaz wears a lab coat, seated at a lab bench at Sanford Research.

Brain researcher L-J Pilaz is ‘like a discovery junkie’

New addition to Sanford Research looks at neural stem cells' role in development
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Physical therapist Tonya Onstad works with Halle Houchins, who's standing on a small trampoline.

Physical therapy helps young children reach milestones

Looking at Halle Houchins' 'whole system' helps pinpoint methods to try
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Steve Stark, aka Mr. History, stands in front of a classroom wearing a black frock coat, black hat and holding a pocketwatch.

Mr. History heads to front of the class again after stroke

After rehab, Steve Stark gets back to telling and illustrating historical events
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Jose Vasquez smiles while sitting at a conference table.

Veteran brings goal-oriented mindset to role at World Clinic

From Green Berets to blue Sanford badge, Jose Vasquez leads by serving
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Physical therapy assistant Jamie Thompson works with Mataya Duvall as she swings at Sanford Bemidji Children's Therapy.

Preschooler born with cancer now works at being a kid

Coping with effects of neuroblastoma, Mataya Duvall enjoys her physical therapy
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Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
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A parked semi trailer bears the words Heart & Vascular Screening on the side to advertise Sanford Health's mobile service.

Heart screening ‘means my life was saved’

EKG and alarming coronary calcium score led to surgery
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Doctor Jesse Dirksen sits in an upright posture, smiling during an interview

Breast cancer surgeon Jesse Dirksen: A source of help, hope

Homegrown surgeon thinks future of care might put him out of a job someday
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The Kamrath family portrait, with Molly holding Collin and Shawn holding Bryce.

Home care nurse crucial for families needing constant care

Role can help when children need an hour of care or nonstop vigilance
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Two images side by side of Jan Dahl near a waterfall and bundled up for a hike in Glacier National Park

Diligent rehab after knee replacements pays off

Painful knees had reduced her activity level, but surgeries restored it
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read