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Victoria Walker stands smiling, arms crossed, next to a pond outside her office building.

Victoria Walker: Start each day with kindness

Medical services VP sees compassion as essential to care
Jared Leighton 11 min read
Discussing diagnoses. Ophthalmologist using computer technologies while screening eyes of her patient.

Retina specialist helps when health & eye concerns overlap

Dr. Kimberly Tran treats patients with vision-threatening diseases
Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Julia Kabance sits under a banner reading "Happy 109th birthday Julia Kabance." She celebrated her 109th birthday at her home at Good Samaritan - Valley Vista in Kansas.

Veteran turns 109 at Good Samaritan Society

Julia Kabance on her longevity: Good food, good rest and stay close to God
Mick Garry 5 min read
A nurse and patient sit together outside on a summer day at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center.

Sanford Chamberlain, Vermillion recognized for care quality

Nursing homes on the honor roll demonstrate a focus on safety and quality
SHN Staff 4 min read
Mark Parkinson, a former governor of Kansas with extensive experience in the nursing home sector, addressed the crowd at the Good Samaritan Society's Annual Operations Conference at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Nursing home leader: Innovators needed

Merge mission with metrics, says Good Samaritan Society conference speaker
Mick Garry 8 min read
Julia Kabance, 108 years old.

108-year-old WWII vet remains committed to a life of service

Julia Kabance is a healthy Native American vet from Kansas with a lot to say
Mick Garry 20 min read
Mature couple walking through the countryside.

A foundation for strong bones

How DEXA scans support bone health
Jeanette Rackl 9 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 7 min read
Northwood Deaconess Health Center is managed by Sanford Health

Sanford management includes Northwood Deaconess facility

Agreement maintains local option for hospital, nursing home and therapy
SHN Staff 4 min read
Good Samaritan Society home health nurse LaToya Buzalsky talks to baby Murphy in his home.

Good Samaritan Society home health nurse helps baby, family

“He was my little rock star,” says LaToya Buzalsky of her infant patient Murphy.
Vanessa Carlson Bender 6 min read