Recent Stories


SDSU quarterback Taryn Christion prepares to throw over a group of football players from both teams.

College standout athlete now part of Sanford Sports team

Taryn Christion reflects on the training and care he got, lessons he applies today
Mick Garry 7 min read
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
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
A woman dressed in a pirate costume and surgical mask smiles at a senior Good Samaritan Society resident.

Nursing home activity director becomes characters on stage

Costumed concerts are part of meeting sensory needs while marking seasons
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Mature women in scrubs smiles among laundry shelves at a Sanford hospital.

32-year employee and ‘mother of the department’ retires

Housekeeper Mary Christianson said she felt like family at Sanford
Simon Floss 5 min read

Sanford physician, trustee Maria Bell leads with experience

Dr. Bell's many accomplishments in medicine, research help drive health organization forward
Courtney Collen 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 young woman in a headscarf sits outside her front door.

Sanford supports the future workforce beyond the classroom

Classrooms to Careers helps students through networking and financial assistance
Simon Floss 6 min read
Smiling man in a surgical mask mops a warm wooden dining room floor at Good Samaritan Society.

Serving in environmental services is ‘pure blessing’

Stuart Twite thanks Good Samaritan Society for both timely employment and care
Matt Holsen 5 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