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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 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 Jared Leighton 17 min read
Adults disabilities: Harvey from Village Northwest Sheldon Iowa

Adults with disabilities benefit from partnership

Sanford Health supports mission of Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon, Iowa
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 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
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 7 min read
Four speakers share a stage with blue and gray curtains.

Better access to health care might come by virtual exam

Sanford CMO speaks on telehealth panel hosted by US News
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 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
Nurse Kayla Johnson stands in a patient's room.

Nursing internship gives students an edge in first real job

Nursing students “learn where they want to be and where they don't want to be"
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Jacinda Tracy holds her baby girl, Braelynn, on her lap.

Smallest newborn to ‘graduate’ from NICU goes home

Braelynn Tracy, born at less than 12 ounces, now weighs 8 pounds
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 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 9 min read