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Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 39 min read
Nurse Kayla Johnson stands in a patient's room.

Nursing internship gives students an edge in first real job

Nursing students “learn where they want to be and where they don't want to be"
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
A doctor and nurse wear gloves while demonstrating how to compress a wound to stop bleeding.

Stop the Bleed: Making bleeding control as common as CPR

Sanford Health provides classes, funding toward kits to prepare SD schools
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read

First responders cover it all at Sanford International

Dehydration, twisted ankles, bee stings all part of health care at golf course
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
Cheerful girl sitting in an urgent care exam room and holding up her arm while being examined by a doctor.

Emergency vs urgent care: The ER isn’t for everything

How one family got peace of mind, on their time, and avoided a trip to the ER
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Hands-only CPR: A person practices chest compressions on a mannequin.

Thanks to hands-only CPR, anyone could help save a life

It only takes two steps: Call 911, and do chest compressions until help arrives
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
EMT professional in ambulance

Sanford Health offers EMT training

Online structure allows students to attend classes from the comfort of home
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 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