Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…

Sanford Health announces more hospital beds & infusion center

Sanford talks progress it has made in fight against COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford Health is announcing new developments to help with North Dakota’s high hospital capacity problem. The health giant says it has opened 14 new hospital beds in Fargo. This makes a total of 172 beds it has added since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. By December 1, it will add another 21 beds. Sanford has…

Sanford Health announces new partnership with Intermountain Health

The organizations are nearly doubling in size by merging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Big changes are coming to Sanford Health as it merges with another major health organization. Utah based Intermountain Health and Sanford Health will be coming together to share their best practices. The merging will create a $15 billion health system. Both will keep their names for now, but Intermountain will become the parent company Together it has…

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Leaders Look At Bed Capacity In Bismarck-Mandan

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum and other state leaders meet with the heads of Sanford and CHI hospitals in Bismarck to talk about bed capacity. COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the state but especially in Bismarck-Mandan. They say there is an increasing number of people showing up at Sanford with a variety of needs including COVID-19. Sanford will…

Local healthcare providers prepare for flu season and COVID-19 pandemic to coincide

A Sanford Health infectious disease specialist says getting your flu shot is more important this year than ever

FARGO, N.D. — Medical workers are concerned over the flu season and the coronavirus pandemic merging this fall. Just like most healthcare providers across the country, Sanford Health in Fargo is in preparation mode. “We ramp up our testing supplies and we are rolling out a massive campaign for early influenza vaccination so we can have most people, as many…

Routine wellness visit at Sanford Health helps West Fargo girl with eating habits

Aria Traylor refused to eat most foods before being referred to the Sanford Pediatric Feeding Disorder Program at an annual wellness check. She is now eating on her own and consumes a full, healthy diet.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Micha Traylor is a mother of four, so she knows what a healthy child’s appetite is suppose to look like. When her youngest daughter, Aria, turned a year old, she could tell something about her eating habits were off. “All the other foods that we tried to give her she had been rejecting,” said Micha Traylor….

Surviving a Stroke: Time Is of the Essence

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC

DILWORTH, Minn. — In just a matter of moments, an ordinary summer day for John Schmitt of Dilworth turned into a nightmare. “I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move my arms — or my right arm, I couldn’t move that,” he said, describing what his family told him about the incident. He and his neighbor Dick Schroeder were chopping and stacking…