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Physician assistants and rural health care. Hay bales in field after harvest and dramatic sky during sunset.

Vietnam War created PA training for rural, native care

Rural Americans rely heavily on those trained through this innovative program
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 17 min read
Dave Rowe sitting at a table facing Dale Drew on the opposite end

Vietnam DJ serves up music and memories at Sanford Vets Club

Dave Rowe, now a hospital volunteer, relives radio show with fellow veterans
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
veterans affairs: Group of men and women smile while standing in front of sign for Sanford Veterans Club.

Veterans Affairs officials visit Sanford Veterans Club

Special recognition, private lounge help veterans feel at home
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
A man stands in profile with a bow and arrow -- one hand on the bow and his mouth on the arrow. Sanford Health offers adaptive sports like archery to veterans and others in the community with physical disabilities.

Adaptive sports program provides fitness, fellowship

Archery, kayaking, sled hockey allow veterans of all abilities to participate
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
Tracy Kaeslin smiles while talking to an off-camera interviewer

Sanford nursing leader draws on 20 years in Air Force

Tracy Kaeslin's supervised doctors, techs — and transformed a chapel into an ICU
Mick Garry Mick Garry 7 min read
Jose Vasquez smiles while sitting at a conference table.

Veteran brings goal-oriented mindset to role at World Clinic

From Green Berets to blue Sanford badge, Jose Vasquez leads by serving
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
Jeff Pratt smiles and sits at a conference table with a garden view behind him.

‘Military members put the task at hand first’

Jeff Pratt combines life as an Army Reservist with a career at Sanford Health
Mick Garry Mick Garry 11 min read
iEx logo with red, white and blue diamond in the center, surrounded by black and white photos of veterans and their families

Veterans health innovators learn from Sanford Imagenetics

Free genetic testing program touted at VHA Innovation Experience (iEx) meeting
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 3 min read
David Shulkin sitting at his desk and smiling with a window in the background.

David Shulkin: ‘Innovation is central to our mission’

Former VA Secretary leads in-house innovation at Sanford Health
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 14 min read
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie stands at a podium in a full ballroom during a press conference for the Sanford Health/Veterans Affairs PHASeR program announcement.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs praises Sanford partnership

Sanford Health's free genetic test is one way companies are helping veterans
SHN Staff SHN Staff 4 min read