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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 Jane Thaden Lawson 39 min read
Dark blue storm clouds hover over a red barn and other farm buildings.

Opinion: Rural America faces a health care access crisis

It's time for remaining states to adopt Medicaid expansion, Sanford CMO writes
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 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 Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
A telehealth nurse consults a doctor on a computer screen.

Opinion: Telehealth is calling — will Congress pick up?

Telehealth is the house call of the digital age.
Allison Suttle, MD Allison Suttle, MD 10 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 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 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 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 SHN Staff 3 min read
Physician assistant Brenda Vis and Andy Munce, Vice President of Nursing & Clinical Services

Brenda Vis has dedicated career to Rock Rapids area health

PA Brenda Vis looks forward to practicing in the new Sanford Rock Rapids clinic.
Carson Walker Carson Walker 6 min read
Brittany Chapin and general surgeon Dr. Kelly Ming

Surgery in her town helps mom see new baby as she heals

And access to Sanford Health medical centers means advanced care is also nearby.
Carson Walker Carson Walker 5 min read