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National campus of Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health, a corporate building surrounded by natural prairie, a pond and flagpoles at the entrance.

Pandemic shows Good Samaritan, Sanford are stronger together

2019 merger between two health systems helps solve 2020 challenges
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
Two health care workers in face masks meet in an exam room at Rock Rapids Clinic. A framed photo on the wall features Rapids Theatre.

Rock Rapids Clinic completes first year as community asset

Convenient care will continue to be a focus as clinic moves forward
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
A black male nurse sits at a desk, reading an email newsletter on a laptop computer and pointing with a pen.

Sanford Health News launches new email version

SHN Update brings top health news stories to your inbox each week
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 2 min read
MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND

MeritCare merger made Sanford Health nationally relevant

Two companies created largest rural health system 10 years ago
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 14 min read
Nursing students in uniform line the stairs outside of a building.

From roles to tools (and air conditioning), care has changed

Doctors' and nurses' duties have evolved, along with technological advancements
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read
Several children, along with nurses, are sitting in wheelchairs or lying in beds on a deck attached to Sioux Valley Hospital in this historic photo from the 1940s. Community.

Sanford Health’s history of service to patients, community

Facing epidemics, or one patient's fear, employees try to make a difference
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A large house stands on a corner lot with little around it but yard.

Tracing memories in Sanford Health’s 125-year mission

Past and present leaders reflect on the health system's history and future
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
A baby boy lies in a bassinet in this black and white photo from 1930.

Sanford Health timeline: Rented house to regional network

Starting as Sioux Falls' only hospital, system marks 125 years of patient care
SHN Staff SHN Staff 14 min read
A young woman wearing glasses looks at her mobile tablet from her couch.

Get reminders from Sanford Health News

Opt into push notifications for the latest health topics
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 4 min read
Young Caucasian woman in yellow sweater sitting on stairs reading on her cell phone

A new look for Sanford Health News

New features help you easily get information you need and stories you want
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read