Recent Stories


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

Smudging ceremony supports Sanford, community amid pandemic

Providers serving Native American patients welcome blessings and prayer ties
Simon Floss 7 min read
Closeup of a man's hand on a pair of colorful star quilts at Sanford Chilren's Hospital.

Dialogue, education can break down Native barriers to care

Outreach underway to Native Americans, who make up roughly 10% of Sanford Health patients
Simon Floss 7 min read
A nursing instructor gesturs toward a patient model on an exam table in a bright college classroom.

Sanford works to provide culturally competent care for all

Recognition months raise awareness, but the real work happens year-round
Simon Floss 8 min read
A mature couple smiles in front of a bookcase displaying a cross and framed photos.

Outgoing Society CEO supports Lakota Nation scholarships

Randy Bury family establishes endowment for higher education opportunities
Matt Holsen 4 min read
Native American man holds up a beaded symbol of his tribe that he keeps in his Sanford Health office.

Health advocate provides comfort, trust for Native patients

Joseph Beaudreau of Sanford Bemidji is a member of the Ojibwe tribe
Jason Anschutz 4 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