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Ecumen, MnSCU to partner on rural senior care

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is acutely impacted by the collision of a rapidly aging population and a shortage of nurses in senior care. Ecumen, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization that operates in many rural Minnesota communities, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will collaborate to help address that problem through a new workforce development initiative called Ecumen Scholars.

Sanford offers new procedure for those who suffer acid reflux

FARGO, N.D. – Chronic heartburn, which increases the risk of esophageal cancer, afflicts one in five people and is commonly treated with medications.

Fargo deputy mayor says he's leaving Essentia Health

Fargo deputy mayor says he's leaving Essentia Health

FARGO, N.D. – Tim Mahoney announced Thursday he will leave his job as a surgeon at Essentia Health to devote more time to his role as the city’s deputy mayor.


Arthur Ventures sells stake in Minn. firm

FARGO, N.D. – Arthur Ventures, a Fargo-based venture capital firm, has sold its stake in Preventice, a Rochester, Minn.-based company that is a leader in the area of systems such as wireless patient monitoring.

Sanford nurses in Thief River Falls, Minn., ratify new contract

Nurses at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls, Minn., have a new three-year contract after circulating petitions, marching in parades and conducting an informational picket, according to the Minnesota Nurses Association on Wednesday.

Feds in Fargo bust far-flung Medicare fraud scheme

FARGO, N.D. – The scheme involved dozens of mail boxes for phantom medical clinics around the country and phony bills for health services never provided.

Lake Region Healthcare breaks ground on new clinic

Lake Region Healthcare breaks ground on new clinic

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Lake Region Healthcare has broken ground on its new Fergus Falls main clinic on West Vernon Ave.


Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo to be designated as high-level pediatric trauma center

FARGO, N.D. – The Sanford Medical Center Children’s Hospital announced Thursday that it has been designated as a high-level pediatric trauma center.

$24M hospital project attracts hotelier to Olivia

OLIVIA, Minn. — A $24 million project to build a new RC Hospital and Clinics facility on the eastern edge of Olivia along U.S. Highway 212 has caught the attention of lots of motorists, and a company with an interest in locating near it.

Discovery Benefits expanding to Brookings

Discovery Benefits, a third party benefits administration and claims management firm headquartered in Fargo, N.D., is expanding its operations to Brookings to accommodate the significant growth the company continues to see and project.

Sanford expands AirMed program to Dickinson

Sanford Health announced recently it expects to expand its air ambulance service, Sanford AirMed, to Dickinson, N.D., this fall. The health care organization made the announcement following the closure of Spirit Lifeline, a Texas-based air ambulance that had been providing service to western North Dakota.

LRH, Barnesville clinics merge

The Barnesville (Minn.) Area Clinic and Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minn., announced July 15 plans to merge effective Sept. 1.

Construction begins on Watford City hospital

McKenzie County Healthcare Systems has begun building a 120,000-square-foot medical campus in Watford City, N.D.

Sanford hires Keith Urban, Band Perry for private concert in new Sioux Falls arena

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health will sponsor a private concert here for its employees featuring performances by country acts Keith Urban and The Band Perry.

Granite Falls to build nursing home

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — A traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new 48-bed skilled nursing facility in Granite Falls, but don’t let the standard-issue hard hats and gold-colored shovels confuse.

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