Jared Leighton

Meet Jared

Jared Leighton is the corporate historian for Sanford Health and also works on the corporate communications team. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You can reach him at jared.leighton@sanfordhealth.org.

Latest Posts


Kim Johansen: ‘A model of excellence for the future’

President of Good Samaritan Society home & community services shares vision
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Dr. Josh Crabtree sits along the wall beside a countertop talking with a patient who has his back to the camera.

Josh Crabtree: ‘Doing what’s best for patients’

Doctor now oversees Sanford Health clinic operations, with role in telehealth
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A mugshot of Fred Fridley

Fred Fridley: ‘Having the conversation 100% of the time’

Bismarck region VP, a former health educator and coach, still coaches employees
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Victoria Walker stands smiling, arms crossed, next to a pond outside her office building.

Victoria Walker: Start each day with kindness

Medical services VP sees compassion as essential to care
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Dr. Michael LeBeau poses against an office window with a view of Bismarck, North Dakota and a Sanford license plate on the window sill.

Michael LeBeau: ‘Sanford Family makes our jobs meaningful’

President of Bismarck region of Sanford Health was a doctor & educator first
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Jessica Aguilar

Jessica Aguilar: ‘What we can accomplish together’

Executive's work combines health care for women, children, cancer patients
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Snyder, John on the rooftop of the Cherapa Place building, downtown Sioux Falls

John Snyder: ‘Creating the best possible member experience’

New president of Sanford Health Plan is a licensed pharmacist
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Bill Gassen in mid conversation, sits in his office and holds a water bottle.

Bill Gassen: ‘Impacting the lives of those around us’

Chief HR officer sees his role as helping people fulfill theirs
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Wrightsman, Stacy

Stacy Wrightsman: ‘We’re all in community relations’

Sanford’s involvement benefits places large and small, executive director says
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Cindy Hoy

Cindy Hoy: ‘Connecting people to hope’

Spiritual care director says chaplains play an important role in health care
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Paul Hanson in a dark suit, red tie, speaking with off-camera interviewer

Paul Hanson: ‘You are part of the future’

Sioux Falls region president first led growth in Bemidji
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Lampe, Kevin

Kevin Lampe is steward of ‘a community gem’

Sanford Sports Complex president shares his vision for sports and retail venues
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Micah Aberson speaks to a television news crew at the Sanford Sports Complex

Micah Aberson: ‘Helping the people who help people’

'Chief global brand officer' markets Sanford Health around the world
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Josh Robinson

CIO Josh Robinson: Technology drives business solutions

"I didn't go to school to be a technologist — don't claim to be."
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Dr. Jeremy Cauwels smiles and uses a stethoscope to examine a hospital patient while she sits in bed.

Jeremy Cauwels: ‘Perfection, for just one day’

Clinic quality leader aims to reduce medical errors
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