Recent Stories


A soldier in camouflage stands smiling in front of a fighter jet.

Sanford thanks Guard member, talent advisor in its ranks

Tech. Sgt. Raechel Oyen surprised with award days after return from deployment
Matt Holsen 6 min read
A college student in a face mask fans her face with her hands after a surprise.

Sanford awards scholarships to 5 veteran & military students

Military scholarship committee surprises recipients in their classrooms
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Four older adults stand in the arched entryway of Veteran's Memorial Park, flanked by palm trees, a waterfront and blue skies.

Kissimmee veterans share camaraderie, love for special park

Good Samaritan Society keeps a place to honor servicemembers past and present
Matt Holsen 5 min read

Joining Forces program supports military family fitness

Sanford Wellness Centers offer free family admission during deployment
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Two mature women smile with pink balloons and a happy birthday banner behind them. The woman in the center is 111, and her friend sits next to her.

WWII veteran turns 111 at Good Samaritan Society

Julia Kabance is the oldest living member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Matt Holsen 4 min read

World War II veterans take off on Dream Flights

Former pilot, now Good Samaritan Society resident, relives some military memories
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Sanford Health surgeon sits in coat, tie and face mask in an office. On the bookshelf behind him is a sign that says "state surgeon" and a framed folded flag of the United States.

Sanford Health physician also serves as ND state surgeon

Dr. Todd Schaffer served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
Erin Horn 8 min read
Sanford hospice nurse salutes a senior veteran lying in bed with a red, white and blue quilt and a framed certificate.

Pinning ceremony honors veterans in hospice

In their final days, service members are thanked for their sacrifices
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
veteran in hospital salutes officer during Navy Week in Fargo

Navy vice admiral visits patients, staff at Sanford Fargo

Sanford Health included in U.S. Navy Week festivities, thanked for employing veterans
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Close up of american flag with copy space

Sanford Health employee starts Folds of Honor chapter in SD

Health system sponsors group benefitting families of service members
Matt Holsen 7 min read