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Good Samaritan focuses on safety and well-being of residents

CMO answers questions about COVID-19 protections via Facebook Live
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
A man and woman lead young children in a song.

Child care centers open for health care providers’ families

Essential workers can get emergency child care while they respond to COVID-19
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
Saleswoman helping customer.

COVID-19 prompts a call to help those most affected

Mayor: 'Our community has a tremendous heart for giving'
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read
Tony Smoragiewicz wants to make the U.S. Olympic team as a triathlete. He's also an intern for the Sanford Sports Science Institute.

Olympics on hold but training goes on for Sanford triathlete

Sanford Sports Science Institute intern trying to make Olympic triathlon team
Mick Garry Mick Garry 13 min read

COVID-19 Q&A: Dr. Jeremy Cauwels takes your questions

Why stay 6 feet away, why coronavirus testing is limited and more insight
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 min read
An older man who resides at a Good Samaritan Society location looks at his daughter via FaceTime on a cellphone. Technology is helping visitors who can't see their loved ones right now.

Staying in touch when you can’t visit patients, residents

Messages can be hand-delivered at Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
Exterior daytime view of Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Canceling public events for public health

Social distancing is one way to slow the spread of novel coronavirus
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Dr. Greg Johnson, CMO of the Good Samaritan Society

How the Society keeps seniors active while keeping them safe

Good Samaritan CMO outlines plans including medical supplies, communications
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Dr. Allison Suttle and Courtney Collen face each other in lounge chairs and with bright lights above them.

Your COVID-19 questions answered, via Facebook Live

Coronavirus Q&A covers what to do if you're sick, and even if you're not
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor sign in a native plant garden out in front of a nursing home building.

Long-term care locations limit visitors to protect seniors

Good Samaritan Society focused on preventing cases of COVID-19
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 3 min read