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Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf
Reuters

NEW YORK — U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama’s health care law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitche…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf
Reuters

NEW YORK — U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama’s health care law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitche…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Patients spend more time reading health info online than with doctor

October 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO When Joel Haugen started practicing medicine in 1982, patients would turn to books or ask for advice from neighbors to learn more about their woes. Continue Reading

Hospital merges medical, surgical departments

June 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

In the name of efficiency, and ultimately managing costs, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) will merge its medical and surgical departments on June 17. Continue Reading

Minnesota clinic CEO says 4 patients have meningitis symptoms

October 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL (AP) Four patients of Minnesota pain clinics that used a steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak showed symptoms of the disease and were told to be tested, the group’s CEO said Friday. Continue Reading

Williston walk-in clinic closes

June 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Mercy Medical Center has closed its walk-in clinic, in part due to a lack of staffing. Continue Reading

Rice offers ‘amnesty’ to pay off old patient bills

February 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Got an old unpaid bill at Rice Memorial Hospital?
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Bidding the holiday blues goodbye

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Deonna Rode knows how much it meant to her 6-year-old son that Santa came to see him in the hospital this week.
As soon as Jamik heard bells, he knew the big moment had arrived at Sanford’s Children’s Hospital in Fargo. Continue Reading

Surgery patient miffed that nurse accused of stealing painkiller gets probation

September 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“I was the victim in this case, I was on a table, vulnerable,” said the patient, Larry V. King, a deputy with the Carver County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office, who said he was angry that former Twin Cities nurse Sarah May Casareto received only probation. “I can’t describe the experience I went through in a courtroom because I can’t use the language to describe the agony I went through.” Continue Reading

Vision of new hospital in Dickinson gets clearer

August 20, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

St. Joseph’s Hospital officials are putting together a plan to build a new hospital on 40 acres in west Dickinson that was purchased by Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the hospital, in July 2010.
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