Intense job. Ultimate satisfaction.



When Sanford AirMed Communication Center supervisor Cheryl Stansbury recalls a memorable workday, she tells of a house explosion in a small town in Minnesota that injured many patients – some critically.

“We sent all of our aircraft in Sioux Falls out to this place to take these patients up to a burn center in Minneapolis,” Cheryl says.

A quick response by her team and critical communication between those in the air and on the ground made for a very successful flight.

“Our quick response in the communication center really helped that situation,” she says.

All in a day’s work

Quick responses and problem solving are all in a day’s work for this supervisor, who touts Sanford as the place to be for people who thrive in that type of environment. Cheryl has been with Sanford a little more than a year now, and she says her job is intense, complicated and full of problem solving that she says fuels her passion on the job.

“We do a lot of flights through any given day, and being able to get a patient transported to that higher level of care, especially when we run into weather or multiple flight situations. That challenge is something that I thrive on,” she says.

Cheryl came to Sanford looking for a job change. What she didn’t expect with her career transition, however, was that she would soon gain a new family.

“Sanford touched me immediately coming here, just the people that work here are incredible. The sense of family is a relief to me. You can rely on the people you work with, and you just work with some brilliant minds at Sanford,” she says.

Room to grow

Shortly after Cheryl’s hire date, her boss asked her if she would like to move into a managerial position. Eager to grow her experience, she said yes, and now Cheryl is positioned to grow into administrative and management levels.

“The kinds of opportunities that I have experienced at Sanford that I didn't expect would be, first and foremost, the opportunity to grow as a young professional. It's really allowed me to expand on who I am as a person and who I am going to be in my career, and I really appreciate that opportunity,” Cheryl says.

Posted Date: August 2013

Intense job. Ultimate satisfaction.

Cheryl Stansbury, AirMed Communication Center Supervisor in Sioux Falls. “The people that work here are incredible. The sense of family is a relief to me. You can rely on the people you work with, and you just work with some brilliant minds at Sanford.”