PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Free Vitamin Program for Kids at Altru in Grand Forks
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STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Columbia Road shuts down Sunday for repair
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The $4.2 million construction project shut down the road from its DeMers Avenue in... Posted on 5/6/13 at 7:55 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS 'Holiday Magic’ returns courtesy of Markus
University of North Dakota football players acted as Santas helpers Saturday, Dec. 8, by putting on the annual Holiday Magic from Markus charity event, which benefits children in the pediatric depar... Posted on 12/10/12 at 1:51 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Celebrate Independence Day in Greater Grand Forks
Nikki Jackman of the Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club invites you to come out and enjoy the fun on the fourth of July...
The Sertoma Club has been working hard to put together another fun filled Four... Posted on 7/1/12 at 9:08 PM
There are dispensers of hand-sanitizer at the large cafeteria entrance on the lower level of Altru Hospital called Prairie Winds. At noon, the place is buzzing with Altru employees and some visitors and outsiders. And there are choices galore, beginning with beverages in a huge refrigerated unit, moving on to a taco bar that gets a fair amount of attention.
Altru Clinic has opened at 607 DeMers Avenue in East Grand Forks, providing services including cardiology, dermatology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, oncology, podiatry and sports medicine.
Patients suffering from back pain know how debilitating it can be. How can the federal government and the insurance companies know when a patient should or should not be cared for in a hospital setting? They seem to have lost sight of the patient and want to dictate the care.
Home-health aides, health-care workers who visit seniors and patients in their own homes, are seeing a surging demand for their services nationwide, and Grand Forks-based Altru Health System says it’s also seeing that demand here as well.
Altru Hospital received a “D” grade in patient safety from nonprofit organization the Leapfrog Group. More than 2,500 hospitals were given letter grades that represented their overall score in terms of keeping patients safe from preventable harm and errors.
With a section of South Columbia Road in Grand Forks set to close for the summer, Altru Health System employees have been making plans to ensure patients, visitors and staff can navigate detours to its campus.
From his office on the south side of Altru Hospital, Ken Vein can look at the parking lot that is the future site of a procedure center. That building is not scheduled to be finished until 2018, and it is only the first of four phases in a decade-plus plan to overhaul Altru Health System’s physical presence in Grand Forks.
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