Clinics in Cavalier to merge
CAVALIER, N.D.—The Altru Health System clinic and Pembina County Memorial Hospital clinic will merge by the end of the year.
Administrative Director of Altru's Regional Operations Jill Wilson said the clinic's primary care services will now be a combined effort while Altru will continue to provide specialist care as they've done for several years.
"Our intent is to combine those two clinics into one," she said.
Details are still being worked out, but Wilson said keeping all staff from both clinics in Cavalier is a top priority.
"Through attrition and realignment we have some individuals who are retiring, so we just won't backfill those positions," she said.
The agreement came about because there were services being offered in duplicate, Wilson said.
"There is always a goal to have high-quality care and reduce duplication of services, so we felt ... the best way to ensure we have high-quality care in Cavalier was to partner," she said.
This is the first formal collaboration for Altru.
"We're pretty excited about that and we look forward to more to come in the region," Wilson said.