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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 8 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
Nurse Kayla Johnson stands in a patient's room.

Nursing internship gives students an edge in first real job

Nursing students “learn where they want to be and where they don't want to be"
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Dr. Josh Crabtree sits along the wall beside a countertop talking with a patient who has his back to the camera.

Josh Crabtree: ‘Doing what’s best for patients’

Doctor now oversees Sanford Health clinic operations, with role in telehealth
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 7 min read
A male therapist stands with his arms pointing straight out from his sides, demonstrating for a female patient seated for a physical therapy session.

Sanford Tracy Rehab helps stroke & surgery patients recover

Speech therapy, PT, OT services close to home make healing easier
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
Nursing students in uniform line the stairs outside of a building.

From roles to tools (and air conditioning), care has changed

Doctors' and nurses' duties have evolved, along with technological advancements
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read
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 18 min read
Mom holds a digital device from Tyto Care on her daughter's chest to measure her vital signs at home.

Home kit, app bring patients convenient medical care

Patients can remotely perform live, guided exams with a Sanford doctor
Paul Heinert Paul Heinert 4 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 10 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