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Sanford Physician Gives Tips for Staying Safe During Frigid Temperatures

With the coming temperatures, any exposed skin is at risk of frostbite

FARGO, N.D. – It’s a life or death situation if you’re not properly dressed during frigid winter temperatures. You could face frostbite in… “Less than five minutes, if their skin is uncovered,” Sanford Occupational Medicine Physician Dr. John Beauclair said. Dr. John Beauclair advises people to cover the crucial areas of your body when it’s this cold. “Make sure you…

A New Era: Sanford Health Building New Clinic in West Fargo

The new two-story facility will be completed this fall

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health has been helping patients at their clinic on the corner of Sheyenne Street and 13th Avenue for more than four decades, but doctors say the smaller building makes it harder to accommodate a growing community. “We know that with the city expanding and all the growth in this area that we needed to expand our…

Federal Law Requires Hospitals to Post Prices Online

The Department of Health and Human Services enforced the law as of Jan. 1 to "promote transparency" between hospitals and their consumers

FARGO, N.D. — The Department of Health and Human Services started enforcing a federal law on January 1 in order to reduce the “challenges that exist for patients due to insufficient price transparency.” While it may be promoting that hospitals be more clear with patients about pricing, it’s also creating some confusion on both ends. “It’s very nondescript as far as…

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…