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An older man with his back to the camera watches a blue screen set up for a telemedicine appointment.

Telemedicine makes medical care across the miles possible

Kidney patient in Minnesota gets virtual checkups with doctor in South Dakota
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 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
Alice Osland sits at a table with a cake congratulating her on her reitrement in front of her.

Longest-tenured Sanford Health worker retires after 59 years

Alice Osland began working as an LPN in Westbrook, Minnesota, in 1960
Jane Thaden Lawson 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 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
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
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
Sanford Mayville Medical Center was recognized as one of the Top 20 critical access hospitals by the National Rural Health Association

Sanford Health critical access hospitals get national award

Hillsboro, Mayville and Westbrook among the best critical access medical centers in the U.S.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 3 min read