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Sanford Health honors Air Force nurses with challenge coins

Military nurses have been working in COVID-19 units alongside Sanford providers
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Two soldiers in camouflage kneel next to a medical dummy for field training.

Soldier, health care worker and student awarded scholarship

Army LPN Hannah Olson is getting $5,000 for college tuition from Sanford Health
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Two-photo grid, left shows staff giving a gift to resident at doorway of Good Samaritan Society. Both are wearing masks. At right, resident wears a green paper graduation cap.

New residents look forward to the first 14 days

Staff helps pandemic move-ins feel welcome, stay busy during quarantine
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Two Veterans pose for a photo in their uniforms.

Veteran in South Dakota grateful for Sanford Chip DNA test

Sgt. Jenny Holzer found cancer risk, reaction to certain medicines in her genes
Matt Holsen 4 min read
Good Samaritan Society resident in a plant-filled room holds a photo of himself as a young soldier.

WWII veteran a cherished resident at Good Samaritan Society

97-year-old Hawaii resident survived attack on Pearl Harbor, enlisted in Army
Matt Holsen 4 min read
Bob Worthington holding his book.

Veteran living at Good Samaritan Society wins literary award

Bob Worthington chronicles life as an infantry combat advisor in Vietnam
Matt Holsen 5 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
Jon Berg 6 min read

Sanford Health earns Defense Department Freedom Award

It's the highest U.S. government honor for employers of Guard & Reserve members
Simon Floss 8 min read

Sanford Health surprises two workers with veterans awards

One wanted to thank the other; they both were honored at once for their service
Simon Floss 6 min read

Out-of-state veteran finds support in Sanford, community

Life-saving aneurysm procedure, month-long recovery bolstered by veterans groups
Simon Floss 8 min read