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


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
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Andrea Theis and "Kindness Is Contagious" authorNicole Phillips pose, heads touching.

Breast cancer survivor’s kindness at event changes her life

At last year's Revive Retreat, her gift for participants led to new career path
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JoAnna Thome stands in front of a counter with a sign on the wall saying Sanford Women's.

New ‘wellness guide’ role helps women easily navigate care

When Fargo-area women have questions, someone is there with personalized answers
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Alice Osland sits at a table with a cake congratulating her on her reitrement in front of her.

Longest-tenured Sanford Health worker retires after 59 years

Alice Osland began working as an LPN in Westbrook, Minnesota, in 1960
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A woman sits at a table in front of a plate that's empty except for a lone asparagus spear.

Think someone has an eating disorder? Here’s what to know

Psychologist and medical doctor share signs, symptoms, tips for taking action
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Nurse Kayla Johnson stands in a patient's room.

Nursing internship gives students an edge in first real job

Nursing students “learn where they want to be and where they don't want to be"
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Kyle Roux stands in a research lab.

Research: Kyle Roux pushes ‘envelope of what we understand’

Focus on diseases associated with nuclear envelope has led to breakthroughs
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A lab instructor is surrounded by middle school students during an experiment.

PROMISE lab shows kids they can do science

Lab combines fun, facts and field trips to and from Sanford Research
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Jacinda Tracy holds her baby girl, Braelynn, on her lap.

Smallest newborn to ‘graduate’ from NICU goes home

Braelynn Tracy, born at less than 12 ounces, now weighs 8 pounds
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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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