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Rice Memorial Hospital Board in Willmar, Minn., to consider proposal tonight for joint anesthesia, sleep lab services

March 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Local anesthesia services would be enhanced under a proposal to fold them into Willmar Medical Services, a 4-year-old joint venture between Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers.
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ACMC breaks ground for new Marshall clinic

February 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MARSHALL A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday in Marshall for a new Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic building. ACMC administration, board members and providers joined together in turning soil for the new facility, which will allow for one common location to house primary and specialty care services.
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ACMC breaks ground for new Marshall, Minn., clinic

February 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MARSHALL A groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Marshall for a new Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic building. ACMC administration, board members and providers joined together in turning soil for the new facility, which will allow for one common location to house primary and specialty care services. Continue Reading

City notches up some banner years for doctor recruitment

December 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR When Dr. Bruce Keppen, a pain medicine specialist, joined Affiliated Community Medical Centers this month, his schedule filled rapidly.
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Sanford Health adding 3 helicopters, 2 planes

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two of the helicopters will be based in the Fargo region and the third will be in Sioux Falls, S.D. The enhanced fleet of air ambulances updates older equipment and better enables the health system to serve its territory, which sprawls over 130,000 square miles in four states, Sanford’s director of air transport said. Continue Reading

Employers take steps to create healthier workplace environments

September 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A year ago, a catered lunch at Affiliated Community Medical Centers might have been a salad, sandwich, bowl of soup and dessert.
At a noon meeting last week, Andrea Carruthers had half a sandwich and a cup of soup. The only beverage served was water. There was no dessert, no juice, no soda.
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ACMC recognized as financial advocate for patients, employees

July 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Support for patients and employees dealing with financial difficulties helped earn Affiliated Community Medical Centers a financial advocacy award from Lutheran Social Service.
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Mental health needs going unmet

April 19, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Nobles County to discuss option of creating local program
WORTHINGTON When the state closed its mental health regional treatment centers nearly a decade ago, it left a void in service in southwest Minnesota for individuals suffering from mental illness. Continue Reading

Program brings mental health services to kids; unique system, however, will expire unless Minnesota Legislature extends grant

January 17, 2011 in West Central Tribune

For a rural student who has mental health issues, just getting to appointments with a mental health professional whose office is miles away can be a challenge. “It can be very labor intensive for the parent and it also causes the kids to miss a lot of school,” said Sherri Broderius, superintendent of the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District.
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Keeping the moisture out

October 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune

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