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Fight against bad medicine: Medical community teams up with law enforcement to combat prescription abuse from the inside

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

As prescription drug addiction becomes an ever-increasing problem in North Dakota, members of the medical and law enforcement community are working together to try and stop it before it starts.
“It’s becoming a national epidemic,” said John Va…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

19 SD hospitals get grants

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Nineteen rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $227,409 in federal funding for projects to improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

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19 SD hospitals get grants

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Nineteen rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $227,409 in federal funding for projects to improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations.

In the Mitche…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

BLOOMBERG: Tax-exempt hospitals should tend to health of communities

April 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Only 5 percent of the money that tax-exempt hospitals spent on behalf of their communities in fiscal year 2009 went to public-health programs. The lion’s share went to free and subsidized patient care.
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Minnesotans see impact from federal sequestration cuts

April 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday. Continue Reading

U of suspends donor talks amid Sanford hospital deal

April 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Moratorium will cover potential gifts from T. Denny Sanford, a U of M alumnus. Continue Reading

Robotic technology in the OR: Grand Forks woman has cysts removed by da Vinci SI robot

March 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS — Last fall, Brooke Conlin of Grand Forks had three massive cysts in her abdomen — one was half the size of a football, the others were each as big as a grapefruit. She had no idea they were there.
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State awards $278,000 to 23 hospitals

February 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Twenty-three rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $278,037 in federal funding for projects to improve patient access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital re-admissions and improve operations.
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SD health care providers urge Medicaid expansion

November 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says any expansion of coverage is unlikely for at least several years while the potential costs are examined.
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Bismarck hospital joins Mayo Clinic network

October 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck has joined a national network of hospitals connected with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Continue Reading