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


Discussing diagnoses. Ophthalmologist using computer technologies while screening eyes of her patient.

Retina specialist helps when health & eye concerns overlap

Dr. Kimberly Tran treats patients with vision-threatening diseases
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A person practices chest compressions on a mannequin.

Thanks to hands-only CPR, anyone could help save a life

It only takes two steps: Call 911, and do chest compressions until help arrives
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A teen school-age boy with a backpack looks downtrodden.

School refusal: Learn signs, causes and how to help your kid

Anxiety about something at school lies at the heart of child's reluctance
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A mom helps her daughter put on her backpack.

Follow these backpack tips to help protect your child’s back

Dr. Jared Daniel — a dad of teens — wants to prevent lower back pain in kids
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A girl smiles from a wheelchair in a room at Sanford Children's Hospital, where she sees a team of specialists.

Girl finds support in specialists for rare disorder, cancer

Kaley Maassen, 11, had been seeing team since birth — then had to add oncologist
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Nursing students in uniform line the stairs outside of a building.

From roles to tools (and air conditioning), care has changed

Doctors' and nurses' duties have evolved, along with technological advancements
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Several children, along with nurses, are sitting in wheelchairs or lying in beds on a deck attached to Sioux Valley Hospital in this historic photo from the 1940s.

Sanford Health’s history of service to patients, community

Facing epidemics, or one patient's fear, employees try to make a difference
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A large house stands on a corner lot with little around it but yard.

Tracing memories in Sanford Health’s 125-year mission

Past and present leaders reflect on the health system's history and future
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Dr. Brett Baloun looks at a book about Crohn's disease seated next to patient Retta Hausman.

Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis patients reclaim lives with help

Newlywed and marathon runner each find their best care to keep diseases in check
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Hands lay on a folded American flag

Legends partners with nonprofit to help military families

$25,000 donation to Folds of Honor is largest gift in Legends for Kids' history
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Individuals standing in line

Population health: Get healthy now to prevent illness later

Movement could help people overcome social barriers to health
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Maj. Gen. Robery Gray

General sees Sanford Chip as more help for veterans’ health

Robert Bray is concerned about what veterans have been exposed to while serving
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Being pregnant with twins pushed aside my tendency to plan

It helped to have few expectations when labor, delivery turned out to be erratic
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Raena Brendtro and Dan Brendtro petting thier dog, Luca

Man fundraises for research-study inspiration: his daughter

Friedreich's ataxia can't be stopped yet, but two men have formed a bond trying
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 36 min read
Sanford Health LPN Joan Muller receives a hug from Dr. Ashley Briggs (in floral dress) after being presented with a check for $1,000 raised from sales of Dr. Briggs' handmade earrings.

Co-workers rally for nurse Joan Muller as she faces cancer

LPN gets blessings back after decades of encouraging patients and team
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