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A game changer in assessing the risk of breast, ovarian cancer

October 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

New tests to determine a woman’s genetic risk for breast cancer are giving health care providers the information they need to intervene early and treat the disease. Continue Reading

Altru reaches out to those at risk of diabetes

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Diabetes Prevention Program uses proven methods to help participants make lifestyle changes that encourage weight loss through healthy eating and physical activity. The vast majority of people living with “prediabetes” don’t know they have it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Altru pledges $10 million to UND for indoor practice facility

August 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Altru Health System has pledged a $10 million gift to UND through the UND Foundation in support of a sports medicine partnership between Altru and UND, school and Altru officials announced today. Continue Reading

Altru Health Systems Wins “Most Wired” Award

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Improving and replacing technology has earned Altru Health System an award.
The hospital is recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” according to a survey in ‘Hospitals and Health Networks’ magazine. Continue Reading

Dr. Colleen Swank, Grand Forks, column: Altru, Mayo consult routinely and extensively

July 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

My colleagues and I work together as a team to deliver the best possible care to our patients and when we need more advice, it often is a specialist from Mayo who gets our call. Continue Reading

Grand Forks health care officials still fear rising costs after Supreme Court ruling

June 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At the headquarters of the northern Red River Valley’s largest health care system Thursday morning, executives watched the Supreme Court’s decision on a national health care law but their focus was elsewhere. Continue Reading

Art Fest draws huge crowds

June 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Foot traffic across the Red River in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks is plentiful this weekend as art and craft enthusiasts take in the 10th annual Altru Health System Grand Cities Art Fest. Continue Reading

Sanford, Altru growing in East Grand Forks

June 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sanford Health has been touting expanding services and staff at its East Grand Forks clinic with an eye toward bolstering its patient volume in this market. The clinic has had 10-percent annual growth in volume, according to Director Justin Stromme. The health care chain, headquartered in Fargo and Sioux Falls, S.D., has introduced a new marketing campaign emphasizing areas of focus, including women’s health care in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Altru awarded grant for digital imaging

June 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks-based Altru Health System has been awarded a $266,900 grant to help expand health care services in rural communities. Continue Reading

Blue Cross cuts deal with Sanford, Altru to pay by outcome

June 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota has signed contracts with two large health systems that will begin paying providers based on rewarding better patient outcomes. Continue Reading