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Wrongful death trial involving Mayo Clinic opens in Olmsted County

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) A wrongful death trial in Olmsted County focuses on whether Mayo Clinic staff failed to adequately protect a psychiatric patient who committed suicide. Continue Reading

St. Joseph’s Hospital: Celebrating 100 years of service

March 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

From an empty building with no electricity, equipment or staff to a fully-equipped critical access facility, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center has come a long way in 100 years. Continue Reading

Twin Cities nurse charged with taking painkiller from patient

February 10, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota nurse who was supposed to sedate a patient before surgery instead took most of the painkillers for herself and told the patient to “man up” – giving him such a small dose of medication that he was writhing in pain on the operating table, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday. Continue Reading&

For Rice, it’s another step in advanced health care

January 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR It looks like a cushion but isn’t. Embedded inside are dozens of tiny sensors that measure pressure from someone sitting.
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Foundation event scheduled to raise funding for high-tech hospital beds

November 9, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR With a touch on a keypad, Angie Beyerl, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Rice Memorial Hospital, can automatically tilt the mattress on the ICU’s bariatric bed, allowing a patient to be turned safely and comfortably.
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Mental health patient overpowers driver, hijacks van near Alexandria

October 13, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls, Minn., to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning along the route in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said.
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