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Two teen Sanford Health patients sit on a couch and smile for the camera.

Teen cousins with same condition get surgery at Sanford

'Nuss procedure' took Carter and Ryan's concave chests and gave them confidence
Simon Floss 7 min read
Young girl smiles in hospital after surgery

Tiny incisions help tiny lung patient recover faster

Fargo-area family wanted to stay closer to home and their Sanford pediatric surgeon
Jason Anschutz 6 min read
stent graft: Dr. Patrick Kelly performs an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair wearing a glowing head lamp and surgical mask. A computer screen is behind him and nurses stand beside him.

Sanford Health launches startup program in 2020

Commercialization team helps employee inventors open their own businesses
Carson Walker 10 min read
Dr. Jacob Quail smiles in his brown U.S. Navy uniform.

Navy surgeon returns to South Dakota to join Sanford Health

Dr. Jacob Quail worked in tropical, coastal locations before Sanford Vermillion
Mick Garry 10 min read
rib fracture fixation device

Doctor’s invention could ease trauma of broken ribs

Dr. Steven Briggs develops less-invasive surgical technique
Carson Walker 10 min read
Dr Geoffrey Haft and two other surgeons in personal protective equipment work on a patient at a table draped in blue. A computer in the foreground shows an X-ray of a spine..

Surgery precautions in place as hospitals get back to normal

New measures include pre-surgical COVID-19 tests and limited visitors
Mick Garry 7 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 6 min read
Focused surgeons performing surgery in operating room

Surgeon’s modified gastrostomy tube may reduce patient risk

Sanford Health's Dr. Steven Briggs redesigns tube used to feed ICU patients
Jeanette Rackl 7 min read
Dr. Johnna Nynas talks with patient Carrie Wilcoxen in an office.

After a move, busy mom found new doctor and ideal solution

Hysterectomy eliminated persistent problem of heavy bleeding and pain
Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
Jan Germundson stands next to Ashton Hanson, who received a kidney from Germundson, in his hospital room.

Hometown boy’s plight moves NICU nurse to donate kidney

Jan Germundson didn't know Ashton Hanson, but she felt called to help young teen
Jane Thaden Lawson 22 min read