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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 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
A male therapist stands with his arms pointing straight out from his sides, demonstrating for a female patient seated for a physical therapy session.

Sanford Tracy Rehab helps stroke & surgery patients recover

Speech therapy, PT, OT services close to home make healing easier
Jane Thaden Lawson 4 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
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 5 min read
children playing in a gym during physical education

fitClub integrates with Minnesota physical education classes

Sanford Fit teaches healthy choices along themes of recharge, mood, food & move
SHN Staff 4 min read
A Sanford Health nurse stands at a hospital patient's bedside and shares an electronic medical record on a wireless tablet device.

25 Sanford facilities designated ‘Most Wired’

List recognizes excellence in health care IT
SHN Staff 5 min read