healthcare workers

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. – Scenes 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,…

Social Distancing: It’s A Marathon

How Runners Are Marking What Should Have Been Fargo Marathon Week

  The Fargo Marathon was supposed to be this week. Thousands of runners were set to hit the road for the 5K tomorrow night and the longer races on Saturday. But that dang pandemic got in the way. I was supposed to run my first half-marathon. It’s a bummer missing out. I was looking forward to it for months, and…

Fargo business owner supports essential workers through “Pay It Forward Project”

Jennifer Kirkeby, owner of Energy Zone Nutrition, has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo business owner wants to support those on the front lines of the pandemic with some help from the community. Owner of Energy Zone Nutrition Jennifer Kirkeby has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers across the metro since the beginning of April. Her “Pay It Forward Project” takes donations from community members, who…

Three Sanford Fargo Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

FARGO, ND — Sanford Fargo reports that three of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement Sunday afternoon was made in a release from Doug Griffin, M.D., vice president, medical officer. The release says: Three Sanford Fargo physical therapists (PT) tested positive for COVID-19. They work in the hospital, two at Sanford Medical Center Fargo and one at…