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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 17 min read
Rural Health Day: Dianne Karlstad and Troy Grassel laugh during physical therapy

Health care in your hometown? It’s about family, community

Rural Health Day recognizes care providers and patients
Michelle Erpenbach 7 min read
population health: Individuals standing in line

Population health: Get healthy now to prevent illness later

Movement could help people overcome social barriers to health
Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
A young man sits on a cough between his parents. Family photos and a sign that says "Olson" are displayed on the wall behind them.

Sanford AirMed: A crucial health service in rural Midwest

“He wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the air ambulance."
Jon Berg 5 min read
Emily Griese

Research: Community support can ease rural bullying effects

Findings published in SD Medicine, plus other Sanford Health research notes.
SHN Staff 18 min read
Little boy from Children's Miracle Network eating ice cream

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day is Aug. 2

Treat yourself to a Blizzard and help children
SHN Staff 5 min read
women getting dialysis

Woman marks 30 years of 3-times-a-week dialysis

"It's like her part time job."
Jon Berg 4 min read
nurse smiling

Former patient becomes nurse because of childhood care

Letter from one of her care givers provided inspiration. "I get to see patients over and over again and establish that connection."
Hannah Nieman 5 min read

Medcenter One, Sanford Health officially merge

Medcenter One and Sanford Health have determined they are stronger together. On July 2 they officially merged and Sanford Health now features more than 1,200 physicians and 25,000 employees in seven states. Sanford Health will invest $200 million over the next 10 years to enhance health care services in Bismarck-Mandan and throughout western North Dakota, […]
SHN Staff 8 min read