Shawn Neisteadt

Meet Shawn

Shawn Neisteadt, a senior media relations specialist, joined Sanford Health after more than a decade in television and radio in South Dakota and Minnesota. While people may recognize him for his on-air work, most don’t know he has type 1 diabetes, which sparked his interest in health news and led him to his current role at Sanford. He’s also very active in the regional auto racing scene and can often be heard on the microphone. You can follow him @SanfordShawnN or email Shawn.Neisteadt@sanfordhealth.org.

Latest Posts


Two nurses work behind windows at the front entrance to the emergency room, checking computer screens.

Sanford Health partners on community mental health triage

Triage center will provide alternative to hospitals & jail starting this fall
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 4 min read
Worthington High School football players run onto Trojan Field wearing black and red uniforms and high-fiving football alumni.

Sanford Health pledges gift to Worthington athletic facility

$1 million to be paid out over 10 years to improve Trojan Field
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read
ABA classroom setting. Group of elementary age children in art class with teacher sitting down at table, drawing.

Sanford Health Plan to offer ABA coverage in 2020

Applied Behavioral Analysis can be used as behavior therapy for autism patients
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Genetic counseling podcast: Larissa Risty

Genetic counseling podcast: Larissa Risty talks about cancer

Find out why genetic counseling is useful and how to explore family history
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A girl and a boy eat DQ Blizzards for Miracle Treat Day, benefitting Children's Miracle Hospitals and Sanford Children's.

Treat yourself to a Blizzard for children

Nationwide ‘Miracle Treat Day’ set for July 25
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read
Girl in red shirt holds a handmade "Go Yotes" sign. The USD Coyotes will play volleyball at the Sanford Pentagon for the first time in October.

USD volleyball to compete at Sanford Pentagon

Coyotes take on Purdue Fort Wayne Oct. 20 in Sioux Falls
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 2 min read
USD Sanford School of Medicine 2018 white coat ceremony

Sanford Health funds scholarships for SD medical students

Health system commits $300,000 per year, matched by USD Foundation
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Sanford Health clinic at Sanford Sports Complex

Sanford Health breaks ground on new clinic at sports complex

Sioux Falls building will also house The Summit League headquarters.
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Kelby Krabbenhoft and David Horazdovsky shake hands

Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society complete affiliation

Combined organization now serves more than half of U.S. states.
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 3 min read
newborn baby in incubator

Emma, Oliver top baby names of 2018 at Sanford Health

Organization recorded 9,537 births in the last fiscal year across its hospitals.
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 2 min read
David Shulkin

David Shulkin: Former VA leader joins Sanford Health

Ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs to lead health system’s innovation efforts.
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 4 min read
Female Hands Putting Hearing Aid In Ear

Hearing loss a common but treatable issue

The sources may change, but how to spot the problem remains generally the same. And some of the new solutions are actually "really cool."
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read
building with pond and fall trees

Good Samaritan, Sanford affiliation clears regulatory review

“Having no objections during the government’s regulatory review confirms our beliefs. We’re excited to move forward.”
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 2 min read
denny sanford, kelby krabbenhoft with a priest

Denny Sanford gets 2018 Pontifical Key Philanthropy Award

Delegates from the Vatican have come from Rome to give the award and celebrate Mr. Sanford’s extraordinary philanthropy.
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read
Sanford International logo

Sanford International adds Executive Women’s Day event

Keynote speaker will be lifestyle blogger Landyn Hutchinson.
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 5 min read