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Carol Cressman sitting at a table and smiling

Carol Cressman: ‘Sanford Health believes in kids’

Pediatrics director appreciates her roles in Castle of Care, flight nursing
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 11 min read
Rod Hunter lifts one of his sons to the top of the tree at Christmas at the Castle

Bringing Christmas to the Castle

How Rod Hunter and his Christmas Decor team deck the halls of the Sanford Children’s Hospital.
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 10 min read
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
Midwife Erin VandeLune standing in front of a blue wall

Busting the myths of midwives

"There is a stereotype that we’re all hippies ... but there is so much more to what a midwife can offer women."
Erin Heinert Erin Heinert 6 min read
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
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read

Family thanks football coaches, Sanford EMTs for saving life

Triston Sauerbrei's rescue and recovery inspire a community
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read
Chad Spartz wears a stocking cap and holds his infant son Jeff, wearing a plush red crown in front of the Christmas tree at the Sanford Children's Castle of Care.

Tree lighting & radiothon celebrate Christmas at the Castle

Benefit events Dec. 3, 5 & 6 ring in holidays for the whole family
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Olivia Johnson checks her smartphone

Smartphone impacts on teenagers: Positive and negative

“Sometimes kids can’t make the clarification between what is real and what isn’t real."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
Ear infections: Doctor checks a baby's ears

Ear infections in children: What to do and what to know

Doctors treat your child's ear infections based on age and severity
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Physical therapist Tonya Onstad works with Halle Houchins, who's standing on a small trampoline.

Physical therapy helps young children reach milestones

Looking at Halle Houchins' 'whole system' helps pinpoint methods to try
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read