Recent Stories


Society nurse continues education with veteran scholarship

Health system puts priority on hiring and promoting people with military service
Matt Holsen 4 min read
Sanford Health nursing administrator and veteran talks to a surgeon with their back to you.

Sanford Health recruits veterans to nursing field

Veteran and military support, scholarships, teamwork await newly civilian nurses
Matt Holsen 6 min read
An older woman hands a knitted shawl in red, white and blue stripes to a main in a green army T-shirt and "Vietnam Veteran" hat. A painting of a family Fourth of July picnic is behind them in the lounge.

Fellow veterans, volunteers gift shawls to hospitalized vets

Small gestures can mean the world, say veterans and civilians they’ve helped
Simon Floss 9 min read

For Sanford, recognizing veterans goes beyond Veterans Day

Air Force-USD basketball tickets are among many military benefits from health system
Matt Holsen 7 min read
A soldier in camouflage stands smiling in front of a fighter jet.

Sanford thanks Guard member, talent advisor in its ranks

Tech. Sgt. Raechel Oyen surprised with award days after return from deployment
Matt Holsen 6 min read
A college student in a face mask fans her face with her hands after a surprise.

Sanford awards scholarships to 5 veteran & military students

Military scholarship committee surprises recipients in their classrooms
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Four older adults stand in the arched entryway of Veteran's Memorial Park, flanked by palm trees, a waterfront and blue skies.

Kissimmee veterans share camaraderie, love for special park

Good Samaritan Society keeps a place to honor servicemembers past and present
Matt Holsen 5 min read

Joining Forces program supports military family fitness

Sanford Wellness Centers offer free family admission during deployment
Matt Holsen 5 min read
Two mature women smile with pink balloons and a happy birthday banner behind them. The woman in the center is 111, and her friend sits next to her.

WWII veteran turns 111 at Good Samaritan Society

Julia Kabance is the oldest living member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Matt Holsen 4 min read

World War II veterans take off on Dream Flights

Former pilot, now Good Samaritan Society resident, relives some military memories
Matt Holsen 6 min read