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 line of cross country runners' legs are shown in this illustration for a story about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/

Athletic sudden collapse could be serious heart condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is common genetic heart condition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Gary Burton lays back with cloths on his scalp as dermatologist Alyssa Hoverson performs Mohs surgery.

Skin cancer gives patient plenty of Mohs surgery experience

The treatment aims for a complete cure as well as a smaller scar
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
Jasmine Johnson, a Sanford PROMISE Scholar, works with lab equipment at Sanford Research.

Cells — and fun — fill high school PROMISE Scholar’s summer

Jasmine Johnson learned more about research and herself by working in lab
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Dr. Johnna Nynas talks with patient Carrie Wilcoxen in an office.

After a move, busy mom found new doctor and ideal solution

Hysterectomy eliminated persistent problem of heavy bleeding and pain
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Gene Hoyme sits with his arm on a table smiling at an off-camera interviewer

Pediatric geneticist Gene Hoyme’s influence spans globe

S.D. native helped Sanford in pediatrics, research, Imagenetics, World Clinic
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 28 min read
Ethan Erickson sits in a wheelchair petting a fish.

Cancer patient, 12, gets one last fishing trip — at hospital

Sanford Health and state agency quickly pulled off surprise for boy & family
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Flu shot advocate Angie Wehrkamp sits at a coffee shop table with windows in the background and two family photos setting on the table.

Losing daughter turns mom into flu shot crusader

2-year-old Gianna's memory lives on in the many ways her family shares her story
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
Denise Kaeslin, a breast cancer survivor and supporter of Sanford Health's survivorship program, stands in front of a cornfield ready to be harvested.

Taking cancer survivorship care to the next level, for all

Inclusive care for cancer survivors is part of $1.8 million CDC grant
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Jan Germundson stands next to Ashton Hanson, who received a kidney from Germundson, in his hospital room.

Hometown boy’s plight moves NICU nurse to donate kidney

Jan Germundson didn't know Ashton Hanson, but she felt called to help young teen
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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'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
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
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read