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An Adaptive Aquatics instructor helps a young boy float in the swimming pool with a life vest and small toys.

Adaptive Aquatics welcomes kids with disabilities into water

Sanford Wellness Center programs teach inclusive swimming and fitness skills
Simon Floss 8 min read
A professor sits next to a Sanford Health worker who is pointing to her English language paper on the table.

Health workers learn English at local college

Sanford Health partners with Concordia Language Villages to bridge language barriers at work
Jason Anschutz 4 min read
A Sanford Health employee in a wheelchair is surprised with a giant scholarship check from colleagues in the clinic.

Student with disabilities helps others with disabilities

Alissa Patterson, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, is studying social work
Mick Garry 4 min read
Two doctors in face masks stand talking at the nurses station at Sanford Luverne Clinic.

3 mother-daughter duos reflect on providing care at Sanford

Working together strengthens their relationships, according to these Sanford Luverne pairs
Simon Floss 9 min read
A nursing student holds a giant check while posing with senior residents of a Good Samaritan Society nursing home.

Scholarship bolsters LPN working her way through school

Meet Salyna Norindr, Good Samaritan Society nurse and Sanford Equity Scholarship recipient
Mick Garry 4 min read
A student and Sanford Health mentor hold a giant check in front of a stage with three screens that say "AU Augustana University: Congratulations Balize!"

Speech pathology is a career for student who used to stutter

Balize Nilema, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, wants to help kids feel confident
Mick Garry 4 min read
A nursing student strikes a sitting yoga pose between symmetrical floor lamps softly illuminating the space.

‘Nurses saved my life,’ says nurse practitioner student

Tina Hoff earns Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship as a mom with medical history
Mick Garry 5 min read
A group of adults surround a young woman holding a giant Sanford Health scholarship check in their office hallway.

Counselor wants to help more kids with mental health needs

Mandy Strong, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, works on mobile crisis team
Mick Garry 4 min read
Senior Good Samaritan Society resident visits with a friend and a nurse in her living room.

Nebraska nurse a third-generation ‘Good Samaritan’

Grandparents and parents linked Abby Stukenholtz to caregiving at an early age
Matt Holsen 8 min read

Service is generational for Scholz family

Good Samaritan Society social worker shares workplace with husband, 3 children, 1 in-law
Matt Holsen 9 min read