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Good Samaritan Society staff member in a face mask listens intently to a client who is blurry and facing away from the camera.

Home health therapist beats cancer with treatment, prayer

Caregiver became two-time patient, helping others along the way
Matt Holsen 6 min read
Good Samaritan Society Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Affairs Rochelle Rindels and her mom Nancy Van Dam laugh while sitting at a sunny table. A photo album is open in the foreground.

Mother-daughter nursing careers bring family identity

Nancy Van Dam and Rochelle Rindels have served both Society and Sanford Health
Matt Holsen 8 min read
Dave and Gail Dierks

Nursing consultant recovers from severe case of COVID-19

Front-line worker says vaccination made a difference in keeping her safe
Matt Holsen 5 min read
A senior man using his digital tablet while relaxing at home

Telehealth extends faith-based care to more people

‘Distance doesn’t have to be a barrier,’ says Good Samaritan Society CMO
Matt Holsen 5 min read
A Sanford Health breast cancer doctor and staff pose standing, dressed in pink.

Algorithm spots patients’ potential breast cancer risk

Sanford Health develops AI to look for clues in provider notes on family history
Carson Walker 11 min read
Portrait of senior 78 year old woman at home on the phone.

Home monitoring program: A new kind of care during COVID

Follow-up from nurses key for those who don’t need hospitalization
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
Mother trying to talk with doctor on laptop while watching two kids staying home Homeschooling and distance learning.

New gift to Sanford Health will fund virtual care center

Additional $350M philanthropic commitment supports rural health care
Paul Heinert 4 min read
A Sanford Health psychologist smiles at an unseen patient in a bright and friendly room.

Sanford Fargo specializes in traumatic stress treatment

Mental health care team helps patients heal from trauma and build resilience
Mick Garry 8 min read
Overhead shot of Battle Lake

Showing gratitude during National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Good Samaritan Society celebrates health care heroes and thanks residents
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Two-story, glass-front building with Sanford Health logo is a rendering of new virtual hospital for telemedicine.

Sanford announces $300 million for rural health care access

Gift launches medical education, community sports & virtual hospital initiatives
Paul Heinert 8 min read