HEALTHBEAT Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ... Posted on 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Rural hospitals worry about nursing standards plan
By Danielle Killey
Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say.
Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill t... Posted on 3/6/13 at 5:27 PM
THE NEW FORTY Props to Innovis...
I have to send out props and much thanks to Innovis Hospital for taking such good care of my dad for the past week that he was there. It was a great relief to know that he was in such caring hands. In... Posted on 11/18/10 at 10:08 PM
STAFF BLOG PLAIN COUNTRY Reality check
This summer has been a breeze, health-wise for my 6 year old daughter, Ellen, Last year she not ony was ill with leukemia, but suffering from the side effects of the introduction to... Posted on 7/14/09 at 9:58 AM
Giving nurse practitioners independent practice authority will not only allow rural health care consumers to seek medical care in their own communities, it will keep those communities healthy and thriving.
Leaning into friendlier political terrain, a union for Minnesota nurses renewed its call Wednesday for state lawmakers to establish requirements that would dictate how hospitals staff their emergency rooms, childbirth wards and other units.
North Dakota State University is sponsoring the conference Tuesday and Wednesday in Fort Yates. Nursing professor Loretta Heuer says it's the first of its kind. She says it will start the dialogue on how to get more American Indian students into nursing.
"I was the victim in this case, I was on a table, vulnerable," said the patient, Larry V. King, a deputy with the Carver County (Minn.) Sheriff's Office, who said he was angry that former Twin Cities nurse Sarah May Casareto received only probation. "I can't describe the experience I went through in a courtroom because I can't use the language to describe the agony I went through."
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