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Dave and Gail Dierks

Nursing consultant recovers from severe case of COVID-19

Front-line worker says vaccination made a difference in keeping her safe
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Sanford Health chief physician listens to a guest on a laptop computer screen. A screen behind him shows the Sanford Health logo.

Chief physician hosts COVID Q&A with business community

Dr. Cauwels advises on safer workplaces when 'the goal is to help stop this virus'
Courtney Collen 7 min read
Stacy Johnson Albert Lea

‘I’m ready to live here now’

With good COVID vaccination rates and frequent testing, Good Samaritan Society is one of the safest places to be
Matt Holsen 5 min read
A Good Samaritan Society nurse in face mask smiles and leans close to a senior living resident.

COVID-19 FAQs: Variants, vaccines and long-term effects

Sanford Health doctors answer your questions about the ongoing pandemic
Mick Garry 12 min read
A Sanford Health nurse wearing a face mask faces the camera while sitting in an exam room.

COVID-19 diary from a nursing supervisor

Amanda is vaccinated for her three kids, who are too young to get vaccinated yet
SHN Staff 4 min read
A nurse in a Sanford Health t-shirt looks seriously at the camera in an exam room.

COVID-19 diary from a critical care nurse

Eric got the COVID-19 vaccine and wants others to get theirs to prevent serious illness
SHN Staff 4 min read
A Sanford Health nurse smiles softly while standing in front of a hospital curtain.

COVID-19 diary from a medical-surgical nurse

Jessica doesn’t want another COVID-19 patient dying away from their loved ones
SHN Staff 4 min read

Hospitals are full as U.S. COVID death toll reaches 700,000

Vaccine-preventable deaths are highest in rural areas like those Sanford Health serves
Courtney Collen 7 min read
A Sanford Health nurse smiles in an exam room. A computer screen behind her displays the Sanford Health logo.

Caring for COVID-19 patients as a pulmonary nurse

Breanna works on a COVID-19 unit and got vaccinated to protect her patients and kids
SHN Staff 4 min read
A girl in a rainbow face mask looks out the window on a cloudy day.

Talking to kids about COVID-19

Kid-friendly answers about the delta variant, continued safety measures and more
Sanford Fit 6 min read