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National campus of Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health, a corporate building surrounded by natural prairie, a pond and flagpoles at the entrance.

Pandemic shows Good Samaritan, Sanford are stronger together

2019 merger between two health systems helps solve 2020 challenges
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
A pregnant woman, Michele Sorenson, is held by her husband, Kyle. They appreciate the prenatal video visit option

Prenatal video visit option pleases couple and OB/GYN

Benefits include convenience and a more personal atmosphere
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
A senior woman using a tablet at home

Telemedicine helps long-term care residents see the doctor

Virtual visits maintain a vital connection to help residents stay healthy
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
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 surge

Assured of regional expertise & supplies, sites focus on preparing for patients
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read
The "Sanford" sign on a building. Sanford Health is helping rural hospitals outside of the network with answers to coronavirus questions.

Sanford Health helps rural hospitals prep for coronavirus

Roundtable discussion, hotline give answers to providers outside of Sanford
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 3 min read
Through the new COVID-19 home monitoring program, Sanford Health doctors and nurses can keep tabs on patients virtually.

Sanford encourages video visits for regular appointments

Patients can see their providers from the comfort and safe distance of home
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 min read
A provider gives a prenatal ultrasound to a pregnant woman to check the health of mom and baby. Maternal mortality rates are a concern nationwide.

Maternal mortality: Working to keep moms safe

Doctors focus on patients' health with regional projects, hospital practices
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 26 min read
A parked semi trailer bears the words Heart & Vascular Screening on the side to advertise Sanford Health's mobile service.

Heart screening ‘means my life was saved’

EKG and alarming coronary calcium score led to surgery
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
A farmstead with grain bins and a barn stands in the background, reflected in a body of water in the foreground. Flooding has made farming a challenge.

When farming stresses pile up, there is help and hope

Downturn in ag economy and unpredictable weather make a farmer's job tough
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 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