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A 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
Two young women smiling for professional portraits in floral shirts.

Chamberlain hosts medical students for rural health training

Program is designed to bring health professions graduates to rural South Dakota
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read
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