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Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

Essentia Health Debuts Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Moms

The suites are for patients, families, and staff members

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health debuts its new Mamava suites, and it’s the first healthcare system in North Dakota to have it. For breastfeeding moms, it can be stressful figuring out the next place to pump or nurse. “Moms go everywhere, they don’t just stay home because they’ve had kids,” Danielle Ritter, Director of National Accounts at Mamava, said. Oftentimes…

Four Arrests Made During Last Week’s Sobriety Checkpoint In Fargo

Nearly 600 vehicles entered the checkpoint

FARGO, N.D. — Four arrests were made last Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint in north Fargo. Cass County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Essentia teamed up to conduct the checkpoint. It was held from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the northbound I-29 Exit Ramp to 19th Avenue North. Nearly 600 vehicles entered the checkpoint. Twenty-two were…

NDSU And Essentia To Provide Nurse Practitioners To Rural Clinics Thanks To $1.5 Million Grant

The first group of NDSU newly graduated family nurse practitioners will begin their residency in the fall

FARGO, ND — A federally-funded grant award over the next four years will allow NDSU and Essentia Health to provide a doctor of nursing practice residency program to serve rural clinics. The first group of NDSU newly graduated family nurse practitioners will begin their residency in the fall. You do not need to be an NDSU graduate to take part…

West Fargo Woman Arrested On Suspicion of Drunk Driving After Two-Vehicle Crash

Minnesota state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59

OTTER TAIL CO., MN — A West Fargo woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County Sunday night. The state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59 on Fish Lake Road around 9 p.m. Four people in the SUV, all from Detroit Lakes, were taken…

Cancer Survivors Celebrated by Local Hospital

Vandervorrt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and a year later with non–Hodgkin's lymphoma in her cheek.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–Essentia is hosting its 5th annual celebration for cancer survivors. “It would be very hard to face this alone,” says cancer survivor Rhoda Vander Voort.  Vander voort was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and a year later with non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her cheek. “With anyone who has had cancer, there is that apprehension what might the future…

North Dakota’s Stroke System Trying to Increase Survival Rates

It was created in 2009

  FARGO, N.D. — Not everyone who has a stroke will pick up the phone and call 911. “We had 30,000 calls in 2018. Strokes only make up one percent and we know there’s a lot more people having strokes out there. Unfortunately they self-present to the hospitals and then they have family drive them too late.” Lonski says people can…

Man Dies Hours After Being Pulled Unresponsive From Island Lake

Island Lake is about 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man has died after being pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake on Sunday morning. The Becker County Sheriff says 61-year-old Lyle Nelson passed away at Essentia in Fargo last night. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water after witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and…

Essentia Explains Stroke Warning Signs

The hospital uses the acronym "be fast" to help detect a stroke

FARGO, N.D.– Essentia Hospital, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, uses in-house alarms and personal pages to alert doctors as soon as a stroke patient arrives. The hospital uses the acronym “be fast,” which stands for balance, eyes, facial droop, arm weakness, speech, and time. This acronym helps to detect a stroke. An Essentia doctor says the warning signs do not differ…

Unresponsive Man Pulled From Island Lake, Flown To Fargo

Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake was flown to Essentia in Fargo. Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson. They say witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and someone was in the water trying to grab on. Nelson was unresponsive when he was pulled…