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Estate plan helps retired physician create lasting legacy

Walter Frank, M.D., was a pioneer of cardiology at Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota. He joined what was then Bismarck Hospital in 1979 and over the next 34 years helped establish the first modern catheterization lab as well as nuclear cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and other lifesaving heart programs. “It was a lot of work, […]
Kay Todd 5 min read
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Mother and daughter physicians inspire each other every day

Brenda Miller, M.D., has been in the medical profession for 36 years. Her love and passion of her field and for her patients instilled that same love and passion in her daughter, Jessica Carlson, M.D. Both mother and daughter are family medicine providers at Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota. Dr. Miller has been with […]
Lauren Peters Erling 3 min read
Sanford Health Nurse, Vince Goettle, speaking with a patient in exam room

Sanford Health nurse: “It’s about helping people”

As a patient, many of us rely on nurses to listen to our concerns and offer advice to get better. At Sanford Health, nurses work alongside physicians to talk with patients and make sure they have the correct medications and instructions for a speedy recovery. Sanford Health has close to 30,000 employees across its footprint. […]
Jon Berg 5 min read
Billie with patient in Haiti during a medical mission.

Surgeon gives of self on Haiti medical mission trips

Billie Grieve, M.D., a surgeon at Sanford Health Broadway Clinic in Alexandria, Minnesota, recently returned from a Haiti medical mission trip. It was her fifth mission trip with her team from the Fargo region. It was back in 1997 that 15 volunteers from Fargo-Moorhead traveled to Pignon, Haiti, for a one-time surgical visit.  Years later, […]
SHN Staff 4 min read
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Doctors’ Day: A time to give back

Barb Finneman and Donna Sorensen won’t forget the first time they met Michael LeBeau, M.D. They had rushed their mom, Darlene Huber, to Sanford Bismarck after an emergency room visit in their hometown of Hazen, North Dakota, revealed that her kidneys were failing, and she wouldn’t make it without intervention. Huber knew who could give […]
Kay Todd 4 min read
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Nursing in a team environment: Ready for anything

The Sanford Medical Center Fargo towers above its surroundings. It’s one of the most technologically advanced medical centers in the nation. That includes the operating rooms where the staff is never sure what each day will bring. “Every day is a different day,” said Abby Saunders, R.N., a clinical care lead at the hospital, which […]
Shawn Neisteadt 3 min read
Valet member Chuck Wickenheiser

Employee feature: Valet member serves to give back

Like many Sanford Health locations, you’ll find a team of valet members greeting guests at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. That includes Chuck Wickenheiser, whose reason for working is personal. “Actually I used to bring my father to his cancer treatments,” Wickenheiser said. “When I retired I wanted to give back.” His work […]
Shawn Neisteadt 3 min read
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The loneliness epidemic: 3 questions to ask yourself

Even with transportation, technology and the luxuries of life, we're still lonely.
Gloria Top, RN, CBCN, CN-BN 3 min read
Fargo Podiatry Residency Graduation

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency’s first graduate

This past summer, Kaylee Miller, DPM, became the first resident to graduate from Sanford Health’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency program in Fargo. She grew up in North Dakota and completed her undergrad at North Dakota State University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent University of Podiatry Medicine […]
Margot Peterson 3 min read
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Veterans bring special skill set to health care profession

Former service members now serve in various roles at Sanford Health
Tim Gerszewski 9 min read