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Two older women sit talking in a tropical garden.

Prevent ‘elderspeak’ when addressing older adults

Childlike language reinforces misconceptions about age, competency, independence
Good Samaritan Society Staff Good Samaritan Society Staff 5 min read
Smiling woman with band-aid on her arm after flu shot in exam room.

Good Samaritan Society honored for vaccination effort

Society earns national award for employee immunization against seasonal flu
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Daughter and mother Julia and Jenn Anderson smile outside their workplace.

Multiple generations work at Good Samaritan Society

Meet a few mother-daughter duos working together in senior care
Aubrey Gilbert Aubrey Gilbert 6 min read

Virtual job fairs become the norm at Sanford Health

New hiring platform hosts video chats and widens job candidate pool
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
Meghan Goldammer and Courtney Collen sit in chairs on opposite sides of a round table for a conversation with topics that included Nurses Week

COVID-19 Q&A: Sanford nursing leader encourages workforce

Pandemic alters Nurses Week and nurses' work, says Meghan Goldammer
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 4 min read
Employee health staff members wearing masks hold a poster with hearts that spell out EMPLOYEE HEALTH: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU in a sign of encouragement

Sanford, Good Samaritan Society offer extra employee support

Physical, financial and emotional support programs expand during pandemic
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
A female Sanford Health worker in a face mask reaches over a partition to take the temperature of a male Sanford Health employee.

Sanford takes additional measures in commitment to safety

As knowledge of COVID-19 evolves, so does protection for patients and employees
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Hundreds of test tubes hold COVID-19 tests underway at Sanford laboratory

COVID-19 FAQs: Who gets tested?

U.S. currently can't test "anyone we want," says Sanford Health VP
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 5 min read
A man and woman lead young children in a song.

Child care centers open for health care providers’ families

Essential workers can get emergency child care while they respond to COVID-19
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
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