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A man plays guitar and sings into a microphone in the courtyard of the Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village nursing home.

Community concerts benefit nursing home residents

Sioux Falls community leaders organize free outdoor concert and dance showcase
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read

Sanford employee writes song for coronavirus workers

Inspired by crisis, rock polka band wrote and recorded while social distancing
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 min read
Amber Williams, daughter of Brenda Russ, sits with a sewing machine behind her

Daughter makes hundreds of face masks in memory of RN mom

Fabric from Brenda Russ, who died of cancer, now helps protect her co-workers
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 14 min read
Screen shot from SD COVID Sitters and Services website

SD COVID Sitters: USD medical students lend a helping hand

While they can't be in clinics or hospitals, students offer household help
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 6 min read
A nurse with a mask sits outside in a chair facing an interviewer in another chair

Good Samaritan Society caregivers: ‘Everything has changed’

Staff at Sioux Falls Village love residents and hurt for their families
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read

Microsoft donates thousands of mask mates to Sanford Health

A Microsoft worker married to a Sanford nurse gets a 3-D printing inspiration
Simon Floss Simon Floss 4 min read
Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health

Conversations with Kelby: The Sanford response to COVID-19

Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft shares his gratitude, outlook
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 2 min read
Nate Schema of the Good Samaritan Society sits in a chair across from Courtney Collen with Sanford Health News for a Facebook Live Q&A about operations during the pandemic

COVID-19 Q&A: Pandemic operations at Good Samaritan Society

Leader Nate Schema is inspired by stories of how communities rally around sites
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read
A health care worker in scrubs adjusts her mask in this photo illustrating a story about Giving Tuesday Now

How to help Sanford fight COVID-19 on Giving Tuesday Now

Donations of money and supplies will help patients and employees
Avatar Kay Todd 3 min read
Meghan Goldammer and Courtney Collen sit in chairs on opposite sides of a round table for a conversation with topics that included Nurses Week

COVID-19 Q&A: Sanford nursing leader encourages workforce

Pandemic alters Nurses Week and nurses' work, says Meghan Goldammer
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read