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MNsure premiums expected to rise 4.5% next year

ST. PAUL – Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation.

Sanford Thief River Falls hospital opening Wednesday

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Sanford Thief River Falls will open its new hospital at noon Wednesday after an earlier statement that the opening would be delayed.

$2.2M to go to ND health services

BISMARCK — U.S. delegation from North Dakota announced Tuesday more than $2.2 million in federal funds to strengthen statewide immunization information technology, support mental health services and help uninsured North Dakotans with health care enrollment.

St. Alexius joins Catholic Health Initiatives

BISMARCK -- St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck is now officially affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, the hospital announced Tuesday.

Employers tell Franken they’re worried about filling region’s demand for skilled workers

Employers tell Franken they’re worried about filling region’s demand for skilled workers

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Moorhead area employers told U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his visit here Monday that they need more workers to fill jobs in the industrial and health care fields.

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Rice Hospital board OKs two projects in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — Intensive care services at Rice Memorial Hospital will morph into a different, more versatile model in upcoming months with the development of so-called acuity-adaptable rooms — hospital rooms capable of housing both intensive care patients and general medical and surgical patients.

SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care

SWMC dialysis unit marks 30 years of patient care

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — When the dialysis unit opened at what was then Worthington Regional Hospital, it had three stations and two patients to utilize them.

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AMA president-elect says group needs to address physician dissatisfaction

 AMA president-elect says group needs to address physician dissatisfaction

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The president-elect of the American Medical Association recently spent three days in Bemidji visiting with local providers and discussing ways to improve America’s health care system.

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CHI, St. Alexius to merge

St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., has agreed to become a direct affiliate of the Catholic Health Initiatives system.

Southwest Healthcare breaks ground on oil patch hospital

Southwest Healthcare Services and USDA Rural Development broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot hospital and clinic in Bowman, N.D., on Aug. 28.

Sanford to build 300 clinics in Ghana

Sanford Health and Ghana’s Ministry of Health have signed an agreement for Sanford International Clinics to add more than 300 clinics in the African country by 2020.

Importance of health care technology discussed at event

Importance of health care technology discussed at event

FARGO, N.D. – A window is opening up allowing health care organizations to deliver care differently, a Sanford executive said Wednesday.

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Ergonomics experts target workplace pitfalls, design flaws

Ergonomics experts target workplace pitfalls, design flaws

FARGO, N.D. - Jessica Baumgartner’s job is often a matter of inches, moving a computer screen up a bit, or sliding armrests in.

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Flu vaccine supply in ND should be adequate despite early delays

Flu vaccine supply in ND should be adequate despite early delays

BISMARCK – Despite early delivery delays, North Dakota should have an adequate supply of flu vaccine this season for those who want the protective measure, state health officials said Monday.

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UMC wellness center receives $1M donation

UMC wellness center receives $1M donation

CROOKSTON, Minn. - It was standing room only in the Prairie Room at the University of Minnesota - Crookston campus Monday when students, faculty, legislators and community members gathered to hear about a $1 million donation to the school’s new wellness center.

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