To the editor,

As we are fortunate enough to “age” we also tend to require more medical care. Those of us who live in or near Grand Forks are blessed to have “world class” care in the name of Altru Health Services. Many of us are not aware of all their services until we need them.

In the last six months I have used the departments of Family Medicine, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Dermatology, Urology, Surgery, Anesthesiology, and finally, Radiation Oncology. In every case, I was able to be treated as an outpatient 15 minutes from my home. And, by virtue of the Altru Alliance with the Mayo Clinic, received diagnoses and treatments that would have formerly required traveling to and staying in Rochester.

Altru has been able to attract excellent physicians and technicians and invest in the finest equipment — particularly in radiation oncology — in the country. Who knew that a nuclear physicist is required to operate the radiation equipment?

Kudos to Altru for its “world class” service.

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Bill Haug, Grand Forks