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A student and Sanford Health mentor hold a giant check in front of a stage with three screens that say "AU Augustana University: Congratulations Balize!"

Speech pathology is a career for student who used to stutter

Balize Nilema, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, wants to help kids feel confident
Mick Garry 4 min read
A nursing student strikes a sitting yoga pose between symmetrical floor lamps softly illuminating the space.

‘Nurses saved my life,’ says nurse practitioner student

Tina Hoff earns Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship as a mom with medical history
Mick Garry 5 min read
A group of adults surround a young woman holding a giant Sanford Health scholarship check in their office hallway.

Counselor wants to help more kids with mental health needs

Mandy Strong, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, works on mobile crisis team
Mick Garry 4 min read
Smiling Sanford Health doctor in profile on black background.

Sanford bids farewell to longtime pediatrician-neonatologist

Dr. Rafael Ocejo practiced 43 years in medicine, 25 of those in Bismarck
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Senior Good Samaritan Society resident visits with a friend and a nurse in her living room.

Nebraska nurse a third-generation ‘Good Samaritan’

Grandparents and parents linked Abby Stukenholtz to caregiving at an early age
Matt Holsen 8 min read
A nurse rolls up her sleeve and gives a thumbs-up as Sanford Health nurse Claire Frenzel gives her a COVID-19 shot.

Newest nursing leadership fellow combines IT with RN

Sanford Health develops aspiring nursing leaders in annual fellowship program
Mick Garry 8 min read
Family of five smiles tearfully at an American airport after escaping the war in Ukraine.

Sanford nurse reunites with Ukrainian family

Co-workers at Bemidji clinic donate money, clothing and supplies to support those fleeing war
Jason Anschutz 7 min read
Good Samaritan Society employee smiles in sunny chapel with cross-shaped window behind her.

Society offered hope when staffer felt hopeless

"It gave me a sense of value again," says senior living sales specialist Traie Dockter
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Smiling teen boy near a lake shows off his t-shirt that says, "Sara shared her spare." He is a kidney transplant recipient.

Living organ donation winds up saving two lives

Sanford Health employee donates one kidney, helping both a friend and a stranger
Simon Floss 11 min read

Service is generational for Scholz family

Good Samaritan Society social worker shares workplace with husband, 3 children, 1 in-law
Matt Holsen 9 min read