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Cooperative long-term care

Cooperative long-term care

According to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, the demand for long-term care services will increase significantly in the next 30 years.

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HEALTH CARE: Here comes HERO

HEALTH CARE: Here comes HERO

Nonprofit Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization expands ability to collect, distribute supplies, eyes regional growth

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ND Senate kills bill aimed at contract between NDPERS and Sanford Health Plan

BISMARCK – State senators sent a strong message to the House on Thursday that lawmakers shouldn’t be meddling in the recently awarded contract that will make Sanford Health Plan the insurance carrier for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System on July 1.

Sanford, Texas Instruments create ‘STEM Behind Health’

Sanford Health and Texas Instruments have created a free classroom activities series called “STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Behind Health” to provide teachers and students with an interactive, hands-on way to explore the math and science concepts behind diseases in need of a cure.

Sanford, Essentia strike deal on NDPERS health insurance

FARGO — Sanford Health Plan and Essentia Health have reached an agreement that lets Essentia keep providing in-network care to 65,000 people in the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.

NDSU team succeeds in new pacemaker technology

NDSU team succeeds in new pacemaker technology

FARGO--An eclectic team of medical personnel, animal experts and electrical engineering professors and graduate students recently gathered on the North Dakota State University campus to test a prototype for a cardiac pacemaker that works without wires or batteries.

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Rice Hospital sees gradual strengthening of finances

WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital worked through a series of financial challenges last year, ending the year with a balance sheet that shows signs of improving health.

Obama administration to remove hurdle to workplace wellness program penalties

NEW YORK - In what would be a significant and hard-fought victory for U.S. businesses, the Obama administration said on Thursday it will propose new rules for workplace wellness programs that would treat as voluntary even plans that penalize workers thousands of dollars for not participating.

Mayo Clinic hiring means nursing shortage for other Minnesota facilities

Mayo Clinic hiring means nursing shortage for other Minnesota facilities

For 30 years, Bobbi Jo Funke has worked some form of nursing job.

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Avera to close hospitality house in Mitchell

Avera Queen of Peace will no longer offer a hospitality house due to declining usage.

Concordia plans $45 million science center

Concordia plans $45 million science center

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia College is planning its largest capital project yet: a $45 million integrated science complex.

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Telemedicine aids in stroke care at Willmar hospital

Telemedicine aids in stroke care at Willmar hospital

WILLMAR — Barely a week after launching a new telemedicine program early in March for diagnosing and treating stroke, Rice Memorial Hospital used the service for the first time with a patient suspected of having a stroke.

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Curing ND doctor shortage will take time

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.—Dr. Heidi Bittner and her colleagues at the Altru Health Clinic here have been chronically short-staffed from the scarcity of primary care doctors in rural settings.

Medical staff embrace teamwork in face of physician shortage

Medical staff embrace teamwork in face of physician shortage

FARGO -- Dr. Jennifer Raum sometimes joins Sanford Health colleagues to meet groups of patients battling chronic illness at a wellness center for healthy lifestyle coaching and activities.

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Sanford adds two special infection control patient rooms in Fargo

Sanford adds two special infection control patient rooms in Fargo

FARGO - Sanford Health unveiled two new rooms Thursday specially equipped to safely treat patients with highly contagious infections such as the deadly Ebola virus.

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