N.D. OIL PATCH: Health care industry feels strain of oil boom

November 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Mercy Medical Center is dealing with a baby boom and a sharp increase in medical emergencies and clinic visits resulting from the area’s oil boom. The medical center at the hub of the thriving Bakken Formation has $25 million in expansion projects in the pipeline as it scrambles to handle the spike in demand for health services. Continue Reading