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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
North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani speaks at a podium labeled NDSU with an American flag hanging in the background.

Executive health exams cater to busy leaders

NDSU president gets all his medical screenings and tests done in a single visit
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 min read
A young nurse smiles at a classmate while a row of other nurses looks on. They are sitting in an auditorium-style classroom as part of the Sanford Nurse Residency Program.

Sanford Health adds nurse residency program

New 12-month program helps health system keep new nurses
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
Construction worker with helmet and safety jacket on outdoor construction site examines blueprints.

Identifying, minimizing danger from workplace health hazards

An occupational hygienist can help improve on-the-job safety
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
Pro Patria award celebrates: Kelby Krabbenhoft stands at a podium at Sanford Veterans Club.

Sanford Health celebrates Pro Patria Award

Honor recognizes health system's support of employees who serve in the military
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
infection prevention: Two nurses working in hospital setting

Specialty nurses work behind scenes to keep everyone safe

Infection prevention specialist Julie Jacobson looks everywhere, all the time
Jon Berg Jon Berg 7 min read
Sanford Health LPN Joan Muller receives a hug from Dr. Ashley Briggs (in floral dress) after being presented with a check for $1,000 raised from sales of Dr. Briggs' handmade earrings.

Co-workers rally for nurse Joan Muller as she faces cancer

LPN gets blessings back after decades of encouraging patients and team
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 24 min read
Ashley Merkel, a nurse

Medical assistant role goes beyond technical skills

At Sanford Health, MAs bridge the relationship between patients and providers.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 min read
South Dakota HOSA-Future Health Professionals gather at the Sanford Pentagon

Health care contest draws hundreds of students to Pentagon

More than 750 aspiring health care workers from across South Dakota gathered.
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 6 min read
Freedom Award: outside of sanford center building

Sanford Health named semifinalist for national Freedom Award

135 semifinalists were narrowed down from 2,415 submissions.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read