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Altru to hold listening sessions in Devils Lake about local hospital

The listening sessions will be held in the Lake Region State College in the dining room, on Thursday, July 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, July 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Altru patients, family members and other members of the community are invited to attend.

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Altru will hold community listening sessions in Devils Lake to discuss the future of health care in the community.

The listening sessions will be held in the Lake Region State College in the dining room, on Thursday, July 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, July 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Altru patients, family members and other members of the community are invited to attend. The sessions will be led by the leadership and physicians at Altru Clinic in Devils Lake and Altru executives.

“We are seeking the community’s support to pursue this health care future in Devils Lake,” said Stephanie Foughty, chair of the Altru Clinic in Devils Lake. “Health care is a cornerstone of any community, and impacts not only the health of its residents, but also the vibrancy of the community itself. A locally owned, integrated health system ensures our residents can access the world-class care they deserve right in their community, well into the future.”

According to a release from Altru, the health care provider’s model for Devils Lake is a community-owned, Altru-managed hospital. Under that model, current hospital and clinic staff would retain their jobs. Funds raised by the hospital would remain local, while care between the hospital, clinic and specialized care needs would remain part of a unified system managed by Altru.

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Altru Hospital is located at 1200 S. Columbia Road. File photo

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