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Jamestown clinics to operate separately

July 13, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Medcenter One and Sanford clinics in Jamestown will continue to operate separately, at least for the time being, according to Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health. Continue Reading

Public health clinics to expand in South Dakota

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Supreme Court’s upholding of the federal health care law has cleared the way for public health clinics in South Dakota to expand.
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Altru Health System: Measures of care

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When it comes to patient care and satisfaction, Altru Health System lags behind when compared to other providers in North Dakota and across the country, according to a survey from the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue Reading

Conrad announces new VA clinic in Devils Lake

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Veterans Administration officials have agreed to open a new clinic in Devils Lake, said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Thursday. The Devils Lake clinic will have a part-time doctor, a full-time nurse and “telehealth” services that would allow veterans to have direct access with specialists at the Fargo VA medical center. Continue Reading

Sanford Health to build $60 million Thief River Falls medical campus

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Groundbreaking is scheduled for the spring of 2012, with completion planned for the fall of 2014. The new location, along Minnesota Highway 32 on the south end of town, is expected to centralize care for patients, with clinic and hospital services located on one medical campus, according to Sanford officials. Continue Reading

Healthy compensation: A look at the highest compensated employees at area health centers

June 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Health care executives’ paychecks ample, but warranted, industry officials sayIn all of the hoopla over rising health care costs, one basic fact often gets overlooked: Medical care is a labor-intensive industry that requires a broad spectrum of highly trained professionals.
Forum Communications examined five large health systems in the region and found the biggest share of their expenses ranging from 58 percent to 63 percent pays employees’ salaries and benefits. Continue Reading

Sanford expands its EGF clinic

April 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sanford Health has expanded its clinic in East Grand Forks and opened up a new facility nearby to offer expanded services. Continue Reading

Report lays out problems in Indian Health Service

December 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Aberdeen Area of the Indian Health Service is in a “chronic state of crisis” stemming from serious management problems and a lack of oversight, Sen. Byron Dorgan said in releasing a congressional report on today. Continue Reading

Vaccines needed for school

August 27, 2010 in DL-Online

Area clinics are seeing an increase in patients this month, mainly due to the fact that it’s back-to-school time.
“We do the routine immunizations before kindergarten and before seventh grade,” Dr. Jon Larson, managing physician partner at Sanford Health Clinic in Detroit Lakes, said. Continue Reading