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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
A nurse in full PPE talks to a driver at a COVID-19 test drive-thru station in Fargo, ND

Sanford facilities in rural areas ready for COVID-19 surge

Assured of regional expertise & supplies, sites focus on preparing for patients
Jane Thaden Lawson 15 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 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
Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
Jane Thaden Lawson 39 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
Father holding daughter in the air in front of the Sanford Rock Rapids clinic

Clinic grand opening points toward future in Rock Rapids

Clinic grand opening in Rock Rapids recognizes bond, with eye toward the future
Mick Garry 6 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
Chet De Jong headshot

Dr. De Jong eager to see patients in new Rock Rapids clinic

The new clinic, with new equipment and larger spaces, is set to open May 1.
SHN Staff 3 min read