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A nurse pricking a women's finger

Free senior program helps patient overcome prediabetes

Bridging Health and Home program available in Webster, S.D., and Mayville, N.D.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 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
Luis Garcia of Sanford Clinics

Luis Garcia: ‘It was a privilege to provide healing’

Roots in Mexico City medicine lead to ND surgery and now Sanford Clinic leader.
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 11 min read

Network expands access to Minnesota cancer clinical trials

Nearly half of all Minnesotans receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
Avatar Jonathan Bleeker 4 min read
Elderly women playing a game

Long-term care innovation: Sanford Health-Good Samaritan

"We need some disruptors to figure out how we can take care of people."
David Shulkin, M.D. David Shulkin, M.D. 16 min read
Kristin Roers in the North Dakota Legislature

2 Sanford Health employees elected to Legislature

"Fifteen to 20 percent of bills have a direct or indirect connection to health care."
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 17 min read
Janna Wiele, Sanford Bemidji professional on the crisis intervention team.

Mental health crisis: Therapist earns sheriff’s gratitude

"Each call is different, making the work we do both challenging and rewarding."
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read
Andre Johnson, who bought male breast cancer, and his daughter

Male breast cancer: Pink stands for men, too — even farmers

“I was speechless. How can a male have breast cancer? How could this happen to me?"
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read
Gladys Buss died in December 2017 at the age of 95 at The Cottage in Luverne, Minn., one of Sanford Health's hospice care sites.

Hospice: Visiting Grandma in different home for the holidays

Last year, we, like many families each year, entered the door of a hospice home to spend a final Christmas with a loved one.
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Researcher pipetting liquid

IGNITE II network brings genomics into everyday care

"The goal is timeliness: getting the right information to the physician before a patient needs it. IGNITE II is helping to create the pathway."
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 10 min read