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The health and well-being of our patients is the reason we do what we do. We are dedicated to health and healing for all. Everyone, every day, everywhere. See who we’re helping.

Telemedicine, virtual care save rural patients time

Because of an ongoing investment in rural health care by Sanford Health, patients don’t need to travel hundreds of miles for world-class care.

James “Jim” Wallace, M.D., is a pediatric pulmonologist at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He said the emphasis Sanford Health has placed on telemedicine and virtual visits has changed the game for rural patients.

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Close-to-home physical therapy helps Minnesota family

Neither Riley Nath’s parents, nor his health care providers, are sure what happened when he was in his mother’s womb. When the now 7-year-old was born, he couldn’t swallow. He had no startle reflex, which is a reflex that helps babies eventually walk, and he was born with only four toes on both of his feet.

After over two months, Matt and his wife were finally able to bring Riley home to Luverne, Minnesota. Once home, they started searching for physical therapists to work with Riley.

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LISTEN: Virtual care options help reach more rural patients

In this podcast episode, Brad Schipper shares vision for new virtual care initiative with host, Dr. Luis Garcia.

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Breast cancer survivor now supports others in community

In October of 2008, Krystal Anderson was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer.

Immediately upon diagnosis, she knew she needed help. Doctors and family members had their part to play in her treatment and care, but Anderson was looking for support from women who had dealt with breast cancer themselves. Luckily, the Fargo-Moorhead Breast Friends support group had just been formed.

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Active dad of two finds pain relief in cellular therapy

Cyle Cavett is an extremely active 41-year-old man who had slowed to a shuffle because his hip was giving him a lot of trouble.

In his search for assistance, he ultimately decided on cell therapy at Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Fargo, North Dakota. Since then he has returned to living a life he feared he had left behind for good.

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LISTEN: Sanford Health commitment to our veteran community

Captain Paul Weckman talks about the commitment to veterans through the innovative programs at Sanford Health and the Good Samaritan Society.

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Handwritten notes show results in suicide prevention

Suicide prevention is a complex and difficult problem for health care systems to address. If a patient is admitted to a hospital or behavioral health clinic, they can be well taken care of in the moment, but studies show that the early days and weeks after their discharge is the most dangerous time for those with suicidal ideation.

Sanford Health launched a pilot program, called Caring Contacts, which is designed to help patients after they leave the building. The idea is surprisingly simple: send a handwritten letter to each patient to let them know they matter.

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WATCH: Breast cancer survivor shares her story and why she chose Edith Sanford

Lisa Bunkers is a breast cancer survivor. But more importantly, she is a mom, wife, teacher and friend.

Watch her story below and hear the moment she knew she was in the right place when she found care at Edith Sanford Breast Center.

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