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Sanford Health Temporarily Isolates Patient On Novel Coronavirus Fears

the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health isolates a patient for possible novel coronavirus testing since the man recently traveled. Hospital officials say the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses. After consulting with the state of North Dakota, it was determined the man did not meet current CDC guidelines for further novel coronavirus testing. Sanford is…

Influenza, RSV of Greater Immediate Concern to Region Than Coronavirus

Officials at Sanford say there are health concerns that are a more immediate threat already active in our region.

With fears of a pandemic on the horizon due to the Wuhan Coronavirus that originated in China, Officials at Sanford say there are health concerns that are a more immediate threat already active in our region. Influenza and RSV, the respiratory syncytial virus, are two viruses that pose the highest risks to people of all ages in our region. In…

Sanford Health in Fargo Welcomes a Baby Born on Christmas

Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a girl! Sanford Health in Fargo welcomes a baby born on Christmas. Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. After almost 10 hours of labor, the first-time parents are excited to have the greatest gift one could have this holiday season. The baby was due on her…

Baby Stocking Stuffers at Sanford Health

Sanford Health is giving new families a special gift during this holiday week.

FARGO, ND – Newborn babies are being dressed up in Christmas gear: a stocking and cap. They will go home with a stocking filled with stuffed animals and essentials. The program is running at the Family Birth Center at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Sanford started the program to bring an extra dash of joy during a stressful time for…

Sanford releases most popular baby names of 2019

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Sanford has released the list of the most popular names of babies born at their hospitals this year. Evelyn was the most popular name for girls up from 4th place last year. The second most popular name was Madelyn followed by Addison, Charlotte, with Harper and Hazel tied for fifth place. For baby boys born at…

Sanford hosts “backwards” trick or treating for sick kids

The staff dressed up in their favorite costumes to bring candy to Children's Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Superheroes, dinosaurs and even infamous board game characters come out to play at Sanford Children’s Hospital. The staff dressed up in their favorite costumes to bring trick or treating to sick kids who had to stay inside for the holiday. Sanford calls it “Backwards Trick or Treating.” It gives children like Kendra Murinzi, who’s in the hospital…

It’s not just about tricks or treats, Sanford Health gives tips on staying healthy & safe

FARGO, N.D. – The most exciting day of fall for kids everywhere is fast approaching, and for parents, it can be a stressful day for many reasons, including health and safety. Nationally, children are twice as likely to be killed on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year. It’s a harrowing statistic, but Sanford Health says that…

Sanford Unveils New Clinic in West Fargo

It will be back open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sanford opens a brand new clinic next to where its old location once stood on Sheyenne in West Fargo. Four physicians opened the old clinic in 1969. Fifty years later, Sanford’s executive director of women’s and primary care says she’s hoping the new clinic will continue a legacy of serving the needs of patients in the…

Sanford’s Second Annual “Dancing with the Doctors” Jives Into Action Sept. 5th

Doors open at the fargo theatre at 6:00 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford physicians will soon put on their best jazz, hip hop, country and ballet dance moves. Twenty–one doctors will lace up their dancing shoes for Sanford’s second annual “Dancing with the Doctors” competition. It’ll be at Fargo Theatre on September 5th. Doors will open at 6:00. All proceeds raised from this year’s dance competition will go to…

Sanford Makes History with First Robotic-Assisted Spinal Surgery in North Dakota

The new technology is much less invasive

FARGO, N.D. — Nine years ago, Darrel Raftevold got a spinal fusion surgery. The operation was successful, “But the only problem was they had to cut into the muscles. And I had a hard time, well, there was pain, let’s put it that way,” said Raftevold. Fast forward a few years, and Darrel’s back pain persisted. He could hardly sit,…