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Dr. Bruce Gardner, who invented the Safety Foley Urinary Catheter.

Doctor’s invention licensed to medical device entrepreneur

Quick-release Foley catheter would improve safety for hospital patients
Carson Walker Carson Walker 9 min read
Sanford Health surgeon sits in coat, tie and face mask in an office. On the bookshelf behind him is a sign that says "state surgeon" and a framed folded flag of the United States.

Sanford Health physician also serves as ND state surgeon

Dr. Todd Schaffer served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
A group of nurses dressed casually pose around a sign for MedCenter One College of Nursing in 1993.

Nurse carries on family legacy of helping others

Bismarck RN Nic Gietzen grew up caring for others, so career came naturally
Erin Mairose Erin Mairose 7 min read
Health care provider looking at her smartphone in a hospital waiting area with blue chairs.

Help line answers call to support ND medical community

Reach for Resilience is staffed by health care workers, for health care workers
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 6 min read

Safe, convenient mammograms: Tour a mobile screening unit

Sanford Health continues to offer mammograms-on-the-go to many rural areas
Simon Floss Simon Floss 4 min read

Drive-thru the flu: Sanford Health offers mobile flu shots

If you wear a mask & roll up your sleeves, there's no need to leave the car
Simon Floss Simon Floss 3 min read
precision medicine in a graphic of heart inside man's chest

COVID-19 patients face possible long-term heart effects

Contracting the coronavirus can lead to complications beyond the lungs
Mick Garry Mick Garry 8 min read

Sanford opens new unit, adds 14 hospital beds in Bismarck

Addition to main floor of medical center will include six intensive care beds
Jon Berg Jon Berg 2 min read
A high school student speaks in a lab with a Sanford Health athletic trainer while both wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High school wrestler returns to the mat after concussion

Return-to-play plan included physical, occupational and speech therapy
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read

Audiology patient notices ‘night-and-day’ hearing difference

Trying hearing aids for the first time, Eileen Kiemelle can hear family again
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read