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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
Return to workforce: Nikki Terveer worked part-time for 12 years while raising her children.

‘Returnship’ bridges resume gap for experienced employees

Sanford Health offers new program to help professionals ease back in
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 6 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
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 Mick Garry 5 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 Mick Garry 20 min read