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Dr. Adam Stys, in surgical mask and gown, consults a computer screen during a heart procedure.

Cardiologist’s math skills help keep patients off dialysis

Dr. Adam Stys: Less dye during heart procedures means less kidney damage
Carson Walker Carson Walker 7 min read
nurses love working with patients

Nurses’ love, compassion at foundation of day-to-day work

Every nurse has a story. Here are some heartwarming examples.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 min read
Physician assistants and rural health care. Hay bales in field after harvest and dramatic sky during sunset.

Vietnam War created PA training for rural, native care

Rural Americans rely heavily on those trained through this innovative program
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 17 min read
Courtney Thompson holds a volleyball while speaking to a circle of youth players on the volleyball court at the Sanford Pentagon.

Two-time Olympian counsels and coaches at Pentagon

'Mental coaching' teaches athletes ups and downs are part of the fun
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Lisa MacFadden stands in front of a Sanford Sports Science Institute sign. She serves as director of the institute.

Lisa MacFadden makes research look like a game

Biomechanical engineer oversees studies on golf, other sports for Sanford Health
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read
Dr. Bruce Gardner, who invented the Safety Foley Urinary Catheter.

Doctor’s invention aims to reduce injuries from catheters

Quick-release device would improve safety for hospital patients
Carson Walker Carson Walker 8 min read
A Good Samaritan Society resident gets loaded into an ambulance.

Greg Santa Maria: ‘Emergency management defines me’

Public safety director says 9/11 attacks and hurricanes helped shape his life
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 18 min read
Sanford Health Dr. Michael Sand with his sleep apnea brace.

Sleep apnea brace offers comfortable alternate to CPAP mask

Sanford Health doctor and sleep apnea sufferer invents device
Carson Walker Carson Walker 4 min read
Dave Rowe sitting at a table facing Dale Drew on the opposite end

Vietnam DJ serves up music and memories at Sanford Vets Club

Dave Rowe, now a hospital volunteer, relives radio show with fellow veterans
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
Innovation: Tim Miller with one of his movable monitor stands that was made from a discarded IV pole.

Sanford Health technician is go-to innovator

"You've got to know what they’re doing to understand what they need"
Carson Walker Carson Walker 10 min read