Year of the Nurse

Today I Strive

Nursing Excellence

At Sanford Health we recognize excellence in nursing. We honor the men and women who bring passion to our organization and strive to exceed expectations by improving the patient experience daily. As part of the Year of the Nurse at Sanford Health we thank our nurses for their passion. This day. Every day.

Meet three women who are examples of nursing excellence.

Zita Jacobsen
Zita Jacobsen
Susan Herberg
Susan Herberg
Brenda Anderson
Brenda Anderson


Zita Jacobsen

When she was just a teen, Zita Jacobsen, RN, cared for her dad as he battled MS. She thought helping others would be a rewarding career. As a dialysis nurse in Detroit Lakes, Zita enjoys the long-term connections she makes with her patients and their families. That's why she always puts them first. Read Zita's story.

Susan Herberg

Even as a young girl, Susan Herberg, RN, wanted to make the health care experience better for patients. As a charge nurse at Sanford Wheaton Hospital she sees all kinds of patients and is a leader for other nurses during her shift. She's proud of the team she works with and she is confident they deliver inspiring health care experiences daily. Learn more about Susan.

Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson, RN, was offered a job as a nurse's aide in high school. She was hooked. And she says she's enjoyed coming to work every day, ever since. During her shifts at Sanford Jackson Medical Center she involves herself with not only the patient, but with their family. Helping them understand what their loved one is going through. Watch Brenda's video below.


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