healthcare workers

Sanford Health workers receive second dose of Pfizer the vaccine

"From my personal standpoint I feel wonderful, the fact that this vaccine is available."

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been three weeks since healthcare workers in North Dakota started to get a sense of relief. After the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, medical staff at Sanford Health received their first rounds of the Pfizer vaccine. Now 21 days later, those who received the first dose are able to complete the vaccination requirements and receive their second…

Sanford Health and Essentia Health receive thank you cards from the community

United Way Cass Clay launched its High Fives for Healthcare Heroes campaign for people to write a card to healthcare workers.

FARGO, N.D.- United Way of Cass Clay delivers cards sent by community members to healthcare workers from Sanford Health and Essentia Health to say thank you to for all they do. Kayla Jossund has been working as a registered nurse at Essentia Health for two years. She says when COVID-19 first hit, a lot of uncertainty filled the hospitals because…

Sanford Health doctor reacts to getting COVID-19 vaccine

Medical staff say they are excited to see less covid patients in hospitals

FARGO, N.D. — As Sanford Health Medical Center continues handing out its first round of the Pfizer vaccine, healthcare workers provide insight on the relief they are feeling. The vaccine is a beacon of hope as it has become readily available for front line medical workers. Staff say they are excited about what this vaccine will bring for local hospitals…

North Dakota nurses reach their breaking point

With hospitals short staffed and at max capacity, nurses urge state officials for help.

NORTH DAKOTA – For weeks, North Dakota has led the country in most active cases per capita as its numbers continue to rise with a 14.99 percent daily positivity rate. Nurses in North Dakota say they are overwhelmed. “We needed these mitigation measures weeks ago. Our hospitals and our healthcare centers across our state are being stretched to their breaking…

Pandemic puts strain on local hospitals as they reach full capacity

"We are having very high case numbers both in the hospital and in the community and we continue to rise exponentially."

FARGO, N.D. –┬áScenes like medical professionals working to save lives in the middle of a pandemic are happening every day in our community “We are not doing well here in North Dakota. We are having very high case numbers both in the hospital and in the community and we continue to rise exponentially,” Sanford Medical Director for Infection Prevention and…

U.S Bank Brings Its “Good Truck” To Essentia Health To Give Back To Healthcare Workers

Through this event the company also wanted to support local businesses.

FARGO, N.D.- The company surprised healthcare workers with sweet treats from shops like Scoop N Dough and Red River Coffee. U.S Bank says healthcare workers and small businesses have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. The company has been traveling the country while hosting events to give back to the community. “The pandemic has really taken a toll on our…

Red River Zoo offers free admission to healthcare workers and first responders

FARGO, N.D.–Healthcare workers and first responders will receive free admission to the Red River Zoo from June 22 through June 30. Free admission for all healthcare workers and first responders has been sponsored by Rick Electric, Inc and the Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Rick Electric and the NECA want to recognize the dedication and hard work…

Panda Express Donates over 16,000 KN95 Masks To Sanford Health

The company is among many across the country that has decided to step-up and do their part to give back to the community.

FARGO, N.D.- Healthcare workers across the country continue to work around the clock to care for COVID-19 patients. The co-founders of Panda Express wanted to provide them with essential medical supplies, so they decided to start a COVID-19 relief to help supply healthcare workers with personal protective equipment. “Thanks to the donations that we have been receiving from guests as…

Abate of ND And Fargo Harley Owner Group Come Together To Celebrate Healthcare Workers

More than 50 bikes paraded through the Sanford Medial Center, Broadway Hospital, Essentia Health and the VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Many across the country are showing their appreciation for healthcare workers. This afternoon, it was some local bikers’ turn to say thank you. “Just a simple appreciation for everybody and anybody healthcare and we all probably have a friend or relative that works in healthcare and knows everything they’re having to go through especially now, with all…

Minnesota National Guard Honors Healthcare Workers With Flyover

Minnesota National Guard and Air Force Reserve conducted flyovers across the state of Minnesota

MINNESOTA – Two F-16 fighter jets were part of a statewide effort to recognize essential workers that have been doing their part to keep the state going during the stay at home order. The jets flew over local medical facilities in each community including Sanford Moorhead Clinic. Some of the other communities they targeted were Alexandria, Bemidji, Thief River Falls,…