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Two nurses in surgical masks huddle at a desk.

Director of nursing honored with Patriot Award

Good Samaritan Society CNA, National Guard member nominated her supportive supervisor
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Mom holds daughter on her lap while a Sanford nurse puts on a bandage.

Nurse residency program supports nurses in their first year

New RNs learn from mentors and peers while gaining confidence and camaraderie
Matt Holsen 8 min read
Medical museum display with headline "NURSING IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY." Photos on the wall in the background illustrate the wooden wheelchairs, crutches and iron lung on display.

Medical museum reopens to share history of nursing

Sioux Empire Medical Museum is South Dakota’s first and only medical museum
Vanessa Vondra 3 min read
Savannah Boltz, RN, smiles for a portrait in the Good Samaritan Society.

Society COVID-19 infection preventionist honored for efforts

Award is an unexpected but ‘needed boost,’ says Good Samaritan Society nurse
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Sanford USD Medical Center on the Sioux Falls campus of Sanford Health.

Medical center and clinics achieve 5th Magnet recognition

Professional nursing practice's highest honor goes to top places nurses choose to work
Jon Berg 4 min read
Female nurse smiles at camera

Cancer patients have a new teammate in family planning

Oncofertility nurse navigator connects cancer patients with ways to grow their families
Mick Garry 6 min read

Society nurse recognized nationally for her leadership

Alena Goergen, RN, has a long-term love for for long-term care
Matt Holsen 6 min read
nurse holds hand of veteran patient

Fargo nurse, Air Force vet, finds calling in palliative care

Connection with veteran patients strengthened by her own service
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
Good Samaritan Society nurse wearing a badge smiles in the common room of the nursing home.

Nursing staff thanks LPN, a caregiver at home and work

‘Best of the best’ nurse at Good Samaritan Society in Iowa earns DAISY Award
Matt Holsen 7 min read
A veteran LPN in a face mask works at his computer station at Sanford Health.

Former Army drone operator finds career as orthopedic nurse

Jordan Parr-Hess, LPN, uses skills he learned from deployments to Afghanistan and Africa
Matt Holsen 5 min read