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KCNMA1: A young girl with a KNCMA1 gene mutation smiles as her mother smooths her hair.

Netflix ‘Diagnosis’ family searches for rare disease clues

A medical mystery in South Dakota is part of a new documentary series
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 7 min read
nurses love working with patients

Nurses’ love, compassion at foundation of day-to-day work

Every nurse has a story. Here are some heartwarming examples.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 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
Victoria Walker stands smiling, arms crossed, next to a pond outside her office building.

Victoria Walker: Start each day with kindness

Medical services VP sees compassion as essential to care
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 11 min read
A nurse and patient sit together outside on a summer day at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center.

Sanford Chamberlain, Vermillion recognized for care quality

Nursing homes on the honor roll demonstrate a focus on safety and quality
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
A baby boy lies in a bassinet in this black and white photo from 1930.

Sanford Health timeline: Rented house to regional network

Starting as Sioux Falls' only hospital, system marks 125 years of patient care
SHN Staff SHN Staff 14 min read
Sanford Health Vermillion clinic

Sanford Vermillion Medical Center starts remodel project

Highlights include decor, updated patient rooms and a new special-purpose room.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
Zach Zenner working out in a Sanford POWER facility

POWER training program for kids starts June 3 in Vermillion

Sanford POWER's goal is to help athletes improve and prevent injuries.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
Woman playing the piano

Parkinson’s patients reclaim abilities with therapy programs

“I didn’t realize I was talking so softly before. Now I can speak out and be heard."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 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