ESSENTIA HEALTH

Essentia Health Spooking Flu Away With Vaccine

Their goal is to make getting a flu shot a fun experience

FARGO, N.D- Essentia Health is spooking the flu before it gets a chance to make people sick. The event is encouraging people to get their flu shots while also trying to make it a less scary experience for those afraid to get the shot. The flu vaccine is recommended for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune…

Course Prepares Local Businesses for Active Shooter Emergency

"Stop the Threat - Stop the Bleed" is free and open to any organizations in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — A collaboration between local police officers and Essentia is aiming to help save lives. It’s a joint effort between the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo and West Fargo Police and Essentia to “Stop the Threat” and “Stop the Bleed.” “The key takeaway is knowing what to do should the worst happen in our community. All the things…

Essentia Health-Fargo to Begin Enrollment for Historic Research Program

The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted.

FARGO, N.D.–Research staff will be at Essentia Health-Fargo 52nd Ave Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday to begin in-clinic enrollment for the All of Us research program. All of Us is a nationwide research initiative aimed at recruiting one million or more volunteers to share personal information that will help speed up health research. The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted….

Man Assaulted with Knife in South Moorhead

Officers located the victim and transported him to Essentia Health.

Moorhead, M.N.–Moorhead police are searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a man with a knife Monday night. Officers responded to the 1100 block of 18 1/2 Street South for a report of a male that had received a cut to his face during an incident at approximately 10:07 p.m. Officers located the victim and transported him to Essentia Health….

Overnight Motorcycle Chase Ends In Charges and Hospital

The motorcycle initially pulled to the shoulder and stopped, but when the State Trooper pulled up behind it, the driver fled westbound on 94. 

MOORHEAD, MN — On Monday, June 3, 2019 just after Midnight, a Minnesota State Trooper attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Interstate 94 westbound, east of Moorhead. The motorcycle initially pulled to the shoulder and stopped, but when the State Trooper pulled up behind it, the driver fled westbound on 94. The State Trooper initiated a pursuit of…

Fargo Park District Introduces Swim Test Policy for Summer Season

The district is asking anyone who is not able to stand comfortably in the deep area to take the test

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Park District is implementing a new swim test policy at all five of its pool locations beginning this Monday. The district is asking anyone who is not able to stand comfortably in the deep area to take the swim test. The test includes jumping in on one side of the pool, swimming across and getting out on…

Fargo South Students Take Breather from Schoolwork with Bruin Bash

Students spent the day participating in Bruin Bash activities and visiting a career fair

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo South High School students are taking a quick breather from their typical coursework before the weight of finals takes over next week. Students spent the day participating in Bruin Bash activities throughout the building. The school organized a career fair where students with an interest in summer work had the opportunity to meet and mingle with local…

NICU Nurses Reunite With Babies Who Left the Hospital One Year Later

This is the second year Essentia has held the reunion

  FARGO, N.D. — Most parents only have one child in Essentia’s NICU. But for the Vanbruggen’s, giving birth at only 33 weeks into the pregnancy meant putting triplets into intensive care. “They had to spend about a month in the NICU mainly just learning how to drink and how to keep themselves warm and kind of basic things that full–term…

Fargo’s Essentia Health Faces Heat Problems After Glycol Leak

The hospital is using auxiliary heat sources while working to get the heat back up and running for its patients

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo’s Essentia Health is facing heating problems after a glycol pipe leak in the hospital’s boiler room. Fargo Fire Department responded to the call around 8:15 this morning. The hospital is working to repair the leak. No patients were evacuated and no one injured. Fargo Fire said the pipe burst created steam which caused the fire alarms…

Federal Law Requires Hospitals to Post Prices Online

The Department of Health and Human Services enforced the law as of Jan. 1 to "promote transparency" between hospitals and their consumers

FARGO, N.D. — The Department of Health and Human Services started enforcing a federal law on January 1 in order to reduce the “challenges that exist for patients due to insufficient price transparency.” While it may be promoting that hospitals be more clear with patients about pricing, it’s also creating some confusion on both ends. “It’s very nondescript as far as…