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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
A young man monitors his blood sugar levels at home. His female partner is offering him love and support.

Telehealth improves blood sugar for rural diabetes patients

Staying in touch over the phone can help manage treatment between clinic visits
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 10 min read
Darlene Colwill sits in a hospice house chair with a striped, knitted prayer shawl over her shoulders.

Prayer shawls and blankets bond Sanford volunteers

Committed volunteers once knit in person, now keep knitting shawls from home
Mick Garry Mick Garry 12 min read
Two men speak in a hospital room as part of the Sanford Health Veterans Ambassador program.

Volunteers honor veterans with personal hospital visits

Sanford Health Veterans Ambassadors encourage patients with military backgrounds
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 min read
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
An American flag decal decorates a blue wall with the sign Sanford Veterans Club at the top. Five military logos are displayed on the wall.

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