Healthcare

Healthcare workers needed across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota continues to see a shortage of employees across the state, and the healthcare industry is no exception. In fact, a workforce center manager with Job Service North Dakota says healthcare is at the top of the list. As part of the #JobUpND campaign, Fargo and Grand Forks’ Job Service centers are hosting industry-specific job…

Senator Tina Smith hopes Minnesota will lead in renewable energy

"As we think about what direction we're going with renewable fuels and clean energy, we can either lead or we can follow."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith is discussing plans to get Minnesota ahead in helping the nation lead through clean energy. Her plans involve getting the state to lead in a clean energy transition using renewable energy. Smith says the transition will help with the creation of jobs as well as helping keep utility prices stable, while also creating further…

Fargo Doctor emphasizes importance on preventative healthcare measures

He says he doesn't see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out.

FARGO, N.D.- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Medical Officer Dr. Glasner says hospital operations have changed dramatically due to COVID-19. Dr. Greg Glasner says it’s changed the work flow, the amount of work, and how healthcare workers are able to do their work. He says he doesn’t see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out….

Healthcare workers ‘concerned about direction’ ND is heading with COVID-19

In part because of lack of healthcare staffing, but also because of people who don't do their part to slow the spread.

NORTH DAKOTA – While North Dakota continues to lead the nation in positive COVID-19 cases per capita, we are lacking in healthcare staffing. Especially in rural communities. “Some of our public health units only have three to five employees and so trying to do all of the same things as a large public health unit and provide appropriate response within…

Sanford Health announces new partnership with Intermountain Health

The organizations are nearly doubling in size by merging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Big changes are coming to Sanford Health as it merges with another major health organization. Utah based Intermountain Health and Sanford Health will be coming together to share their best practices. The merging will create a $15 billion health system. Both will keep their names for now, but Intermountain will become the parent company Together it has…

Solutions celebrates beginning work on new facility in Moorhead

The new building is being built right in Solution's backyard

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals in Moorhead is finally breaking ground on the site for its new facility. The project was scheduled to start back in March, but because of COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed. The new two-story building will help better accommodate the increasing need for its mental & behavioral health services.¬† It will also¬† feature a…

Everlasting Hope Walks To Raise Awareness About Infertility

The group will be walking at the state capital in Bismarck in September

FARGO, N.D. — The organization Everlasting Hope is walking to raise awareness about infertility. The group ran its first 1k Walk Of Hope in Fargo’s Lindenwood Park. Organizers say one in eight people are affected by infertility. The group also provides financial support to qualifying uninsured people living in North Dakota and South Dakota. They hope this walk can help…

DFL State House candidates discuss race to represent Moorhead, Oakport Township

The primary is on Tuesday and whoever wins will go against Republican Edwin Hahn in November.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Heather Keeler is a native of Lake Andes, South Dakota and is the vice chair of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. She says growing up not seeing people who look like her in positions of power inspired her to take matters into her own hands. “I need to have the courage to step up. We need to…

Dr. Shelley Lenz Says Burgum “Lacks Leadership” When Dealing With COVID-19

The democrat is a running against Doug Burgum for Governor of North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. – Dem-NPL candidate for governor of North Dakota Dr. Shelley Lenz stops by Fargo to talk priorities Governor Doug Burgum and Covid-19. Lenz says one of the main issues she wants to tackle if she becomes governor is access to healthcare. She also says Burgum has failed in the way he has handled COVID-19. The Democrat says at…

American Heart Association Lifeline Stroke Program Saves Lives And Helps Patients

We'll Talk Live With The Heart Association About The Stroke: Lifeline In The 8:00 am Hour Of KVRR Morning News On Monday

FARGO, N.D. — In 2017 the American Heart Association put over 5 million dollars into the North Dakota Stroke System. The funding has helped improve training for thousands of professionals in emergency care, better equip hospitals for higher level assistance for patients, and help create programs for recovery from stroke. “It was a game changer for the patients, we realized…