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Confident STEM middle school girls examine a DNA helix model. One of the students is pointing to something on the helix. The other student is taking notes in a spiral notebook.

Find your roots through genetics camp at Sanford Research

Middle school students learn about DNA, genetic technology, evolution & genetic counseling
SHN Staff 6 min read
Family of five smiles tearfully at an American airport after escaping the war in Ukraine.

Sanford nurse reunites with Ukrainian family

Co-workers at Bemidji clinic donate money, clothing and supplies to support those fleeing war
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Two nurses in face masks are seated on either side of an older adult patient, checking medical records on a computer and giving her a COVID-19 vaccination. Behind them are floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sanford Health reflects on two years in a pandemic

‘Leading Through COVID’ report shows collaboration across communities to keep people safe
Courtney Collen 3 min read
News reporters and businesspeople gather for a news conference at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The general manager is speaking at the podium with a nursing suite behind him.

Sanford Bismarck installs breastfeeding pods in hospital

Nursing suites have benches, fold-down tables, electrical outlets for breast pumps
Erin Horn 4 min read

Smudging ceremony supports Sanford, community amid pandemic

Providers serving Native American patients welcome blessings and prayer ties
Simon Floss 7 min read

Sanford Chamberlain employees donate 200 holiday meals

100 meals were given out to families at both Thanksgiving and Christmas
Simon Floss 6 min read
Closeup of a man's hand on a pair of colorful star quilts at Sanford Chilren's Hospital.

Dialogue, education can break down Native barriers to care

Outreach underway to Native Americans, who make up roughly 10% of Sanford Health patients
Simon Floss 7 min read
A nursing instructor gesturs toward a patient model on an exam table in a bright college classroom.

Sanford works to provide culturally competent care for all

Recognition months raise awareness, but the real work happens year-round
Simon Floss 8 min read
The bloodmobile sits in a parking lot. Blood donations are needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Blood donations needed during COVID-19 pandemic

Vacations, weather, and illness affect blood donor numbers even in normal years
Simon Floss 4 min read
A Sanford Health nurse passes a syringe to a co-worker at the Imagenetics COVID vaccine clinic.

Top stories of 2021 show all the ways Sanford Health cares

COVID-19 vaccines headlined but couldn’t happen without supporting cast of caregivers
Katie Foutz 2 min read