The Minneapolis-based Fairview health system sent letters Tuesday to nearly 14,000 patients after confirming that a laptop lacking certain privacy protections was stolen from a car in July. The laptop also contained information on about 2,800 patients at the Robbinsdale-based North Memorial health system, which also sent letters to patients Tuesday.
FARGO – Sanford Health is building a new cosmetic surgery center on South University Drive with space for up to four surgeons. The $895,000 project at 2801 S. University Drive will include space for exam rooms, procedure rooms, retail, patient education and doctors’ offices. The center will be in space currently unoccupied on the second floor at Sanford’s kidney dialysis center and sleep clinic.
Spokeswoman: Announcement does not include a merger or a buyout The Grand Forks-based health care system has scheduled a news conference for today in the Alerus Center to share news about a new affiliation with a “world-class leader in health care,” according to a press release.
Contribution for UND, Concordia College on horizon, CEO says the gift to North Dakota State University is just one on a list of several projects planned following the November merger between Fargo-based MeritCare and the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based health care provider.
If 10 percent of individuals who now have private coverage switched to a public plan, this would result in a loss of $34 million in revenues to the big four hospitals. If 30 percent switched, this would result in $101 million in decreased revenues.
Fargo's MeritCare health system and Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health had set that date as the goal for approval by both organizations' boards. MeritCare spokesman Darren Huber says teams representing both organizations still have work to do, and the North Dakota Attorney General's Office is still reviewing the proposed deal.
The quicker consummation of the deal, if approved, would allow the new health system to offer its health insurance plan at the start of the new year, when many employer groups renew coverage, executives said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama seems to talk more about Mayo Clinic lately than the medical center itself does Obama points to Mayo as one of the lowest-cost, highest-quality health systems in the country, one he’d like health reformers to emulate.
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