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


Dustin Scholz smiles and stands in a garden outside the Good Samaritan Society National Campus.

Dustin Scholz: ‘Relationships are a lasting treasure’

Regional VP grew up volunteering — then working — for Good Samaritan Society
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MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND

MeritCare merger made Sanford Health nationally relevant

Two companies created largest rural health system 10 years ago
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dan hames headshot

Dan Hames knew early on he needed to work in long-term care

Meet a leader of Good Samaritan Society's work in the southwestern U.S.
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David Shulkin sitting at his desk and smiling with a window in the background.

David Shulkin: ‘Innovation is central to our mission’

Former VA Secretary leads in-house innovation at Sanford Health
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Nate Malloy posing in front of Sanford Profile signage

Nate Malloy: ‘Profile changes lives’

Meet an early leader of Sanford weight loss & health coaching business
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Amanda Tiede (left) and Jessica Candy (right) standing in front of a mural

Jessica Candy and Amanda Tiede exemplify teamwork

Technology solutions leaders specialize in change management
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Nate Schema standing in front of the Good Samaritan Society national campus

Nate Schema: ‘Living out my faith at work’

Learn what servant leadership means to Good Samaritan Society's VP of operations
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Andy Wentzy stands in front of flags from different countries.

Andy Wentzy: ‘We have world-class partners’

World Clinic leader helps drive health care development globally
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Bryan Nermoe stands at the front desk of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.

Bryan Nermoe: ‘Health care is a special place’

From scuba instructor to president of Sanford Health Bemidji
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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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