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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Simon Floss 8 min read
Dr. Jacob Quail smiles in his brown U.S. Navy uniform.

Navy surgeon returns to South Dakota to join Sanford Health

Dr. Jacob Quail worked in tropical, coastal locations before Sanford Vermillion
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read
A portrait of Charles Cathlin and Tshaka Cunningham in a TruGenomix lab

TruGenomix co-founders hope to prevent severe PTSD

Sanford Health invests money and lab services in promising partnership
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
scholarship to veterans: army officer in uniform holding books

$5,000 scholarship available to veterans

Sanford Health is accepting applications until Aug. 31
Tim Gerszewski Tim Gerszewski 3 min read