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Doctors Seeing More Patients for Slips and Falls This Winter

Injuries to hips, elbows, knees, and hips are the most frequent

FARGO, N.D. — Doctors across the metro are seeing more cases of injuries from slips and falls on the ice. Sharilyn Althoff and her team at Eventide have had their hands full with victims of slips and falls. “We’ve seen an increase in falls in the community and a lot of people that have needed to come and rehab, so people…

Sanford Employees Spread Holiday Cheer By Donating Blood

Vitalant ran the annual blood drive

FARGO, N.D. — With the holiday season in full swing, Sanford Health employees are giving back by donating blood during the KVRR and Vitalant Holiday Blood Drive. Several nurses and staff members lined up to support others needing blood across the metro. Bonnie Olson, a nurse at the new Sanford Medical Center, says giving blood falls right in line with her…

Sanford Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer to Cancer Patients With Christmas Carols

More than 80 people volunteered to sing this year

FARGO, N.D. — Patients get a special, holiday surprise from employees at Sanford’s Roger Maris Cancer Center. Sanford’s employee choir spent the morning trying to brighten some patient’s day with plenty of Christmas carols. Patients can spend hours getting their chemo treatments at the hospital, which is why they say Christmas songs are great way to help the time fly by….

Courtyard by Marriott Opens Next to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo

The hotel was built through a partnership with Sanford Health and Brandt Hospitality Group

FARGO, N.D. — A new hotel opens its doors right next to Sanford’s Medical Center in south Fargo. Courtyard by Marriott has been open for two weeks, but they held their ribbon cutting this afternoon. Brandt Hospitality Group and Sanford Health teamed up on the hotel, which gives families a closer place to stay if their loved ones are in the…

Retired Vikings LB Greenway Visits Fargo Children’s Hospital

Greenway has had ties to Sanford Health since his early NFL playing days

Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was in Fargo, N.D. Thursday. The retired 11-year NFL veteran visited Sanford Children’s Hospital to start off the day. Greenway is from South Dakota, where Sanford Health is headquartered. That tie is one of many reasons why he insists on visits to the hospitals. He says he loves brightening the kids’ days by bringing…

Sanford Health Helping Survivors of Stroke Move Forward

This is the second year Sanford put on the retreat

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the second year in a row, Sanford Health is reminding stroke survivors it’s possible to recover and move on with their lives. Survivors and their caretakers were all invited to a retreat in West Fargo. Health care experts taught them about different lifestyle tips, rehabilitation and therapy techniques and what their caregivers can do to better…

Sanford Health Opens Second Children’s Safety Center

The center is located at their South University Drive complex

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health reaffirms its dedication to keeping kids safe by opening its second Children’s Safety Center. Located in its University Drive complex, the new center has childproofing items for purchase as well as tips to create a safer home. The first safety center, located on Seventh Avenue North, focuses on safety checks for car seats. Opening a second…

Sanford Halloween Costume Party Giving Kids With Disabilities the Chance to Shine

this is the 20th year the clinic is putting on the celebration

  FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is helping kids with physical challenges feel like they’re just like any other kid on Halloween. Kids dressed up as the Incredibles, Elmo and many others for Sanford’s 20th Annual Halloween Party. Every one of the kids was judged on their outfits by some friendly faces of the community including local law enforcement, the Fargo…

Doctors Break Out Their Dancing Shoes at “Dancing with the Doctors”

Proceeds from the first annual event will go to the Matto Foundation

FARGO, N.D. — Several doctors from Sanford Health trade in their lab coats for dancing shoes at the first annual “Dancing with the Doctors.” The medical personnel tackled many types of dances, including salsa, hip–hop, and the foxtrot. The doctors and their partners trained for the event with choreography and coaching from the Red River Dance and Performing Company. Some say…

Fired Veterans Affairs Secretary Lands Job With Sanford Health

David Shulkin will become Sanford's chief innovation officer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Veterans Affairs Secretary fired by President Trump in March has landed a job with Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health. David Shulkin will become Sanford’s chief innovation officer. He will work on proposals to advance research and be a director on Sanford’s International Board. President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says Shulkin is one of the most talented health…