In their role as front-line caregivers, most nurses love their work. At Sanford Health, they are our most important assets, connecting patients with physicians, technicians, pharmacists, housekeeping and dietary staff.

While Sanford Health patients are served by hundreds of nurses across the system, here are a few of the stories that make all of our nurses special.

His mom was a nurse

Brady Carda’s mom has been a nurse for more than 40 years, but at first he wasn’t sure whether it was his calling, too.

“I have always been interested in helping people,” he says, “and I’ve always been interested in health care.” It became clear that nursing was where he belonged when he had the opportunity to work at the Sanford Health (then Sioux Valley) hospital in Vermillion, South Dakota, nearly 20 years ago.

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