May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Medical centers in western North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch need help in diagnosing which patients requesting nonemergency services are bad debt risks. As part of a fund of almost $10 million to help defray hospitals’ bad debts in 2013-15, lawmakers appropriated $700,000 for new information technology screening tools to curb bad debt expense by evaluating patients’ creditworthiness. Continue Reading
May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota ranks among the bottom three states in Medicare hospital billings, according to data made public Wednesday in an effort to invite cost comparisons. Continue Reading
May 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Douglas County Hospital is in good financial health.
On April 26, the Douglas County Hospital (DCH) Board reviewed and accepted the organization’s audit for 2012.
The hospital’s total operating revenues for 2012 were $110.7 million, and total operating expenses were $103.4 million. Continue Reading
April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic
MADISON (AP) City commissioners in Madison have approved the annexation of land for a $34 million hospital.
April 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The NICU’s new name will be “Claire’s Place,” in honor of 5-year-old Claire Mahaffey, daughter of Robert and Julie Mahaffey of Mount Vernon.
April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
HOT SPRINGS (AP) Officials at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Hot Springs have removed a Confederate flag from a historical display after some patients complained.
April 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL Minnesota leaders say they are relieved that talks ended Wednesday that could have allowed University of Minnesota health facilities to be governed by out-of-state owners, but lawmakers say they will pursue legislation to prevent that from happening in the future. Continue Reading
April 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Today’s announcement follows strong criticism about a possible merger from the Minnesota attorney general and lawmakers concerned about what they characterized as a “takeover” of the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
April 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Construction crews are expected to begin construction this month on the first phase of an $80 million expansion of Essentia Health’s Fargo hospital. Continue Reading
April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON The Worthington Hospital Auxiliary Spring Brunch will be April 11 at the Travelodge, 2015 Humiston Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the meal at 9:30 a.m. Continue Reading