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A male nurse shares his stethoscope with an elementary school boy as they sit on an exam room table.

Kindness is a core value at USD medical school

Medical students learn kind habits go beyond bedside manner
Mick Garry Mick Garry 11 min read
Two women talk over a gift shop counter. Random Acts of Kindness Day lasted the month of February at the Sanford Gift Shop.

Sanford extends Random Acts of Kindness Day all month

Medical center gift shop inspired a streak of people 'paying it forward'
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
Jerico Alicante stands looking at rocky Mountains with back to camera.

Jerico Alicante: Travel nursing gives a new perspective

"Something in traveling — it really makes me motivated"
Alexa Olson Alexa Olson 6 min read
nurses love working with patients

Nurses’ love, compassion at foundation of day-to-day work

Every nurse has a story. Here are some heartwarming examples.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 10 min read
A farmstead with grain bins and a barn stands in the background, reflected in a body of water in the foreground. Flooding has made farming a challenge.

When farming stresses pile up, there is help and hope

Downturn in ag economy and unpredictable weather make a farmer's job tough
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 18 min read
A healthy work environment fights doctor burnout. Clinicians walk down an Aberdeen medical center hallway.

Healthy workplace for providers helps patients, too

Employee well-being programs keep providers engaged and patients safe
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read
varicose veins: Woman massaging her legs after wearing high heels all day at work in office

Varicose veins: What are they? How are they treated?

The symptoms of varicose veins may look like other health problems
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
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