Hospital

Sanford Announces $200 Million Expansion Plan

The $200 million investment will be rolled out over the next decade

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Sanford opened up its new medical center. Wednesday, they announced more projects that will be rolled out over the next decade. Sanford says the plan involves changes to five “centers of excellence,” which are cancer, women’s health, children’s health, heart health, and orthopedics. They say the $200 million investment will bring plenty of jobs and…

United Blood Service’s Annual Blood Drive Kicks Off

They say there's more demand for blood in the summer

FARGO, N.D. — United Blood Service’s annual blood drive started on Tuesday at the West Acres Mall. Steve Wurzer, a regular blood donor, says he thought he was too busy but changed his mind. “It was like, ‘I don’t have time to do that, but I should do that’… And before I knew it, I was turning into West Acres…

Devils Lake Motorized Bicycle Rider Dies In Minot Hospital

Wade Vetter went through a red light and ran into driver's side of a car on Monday

MINOT, N.D. — Authorities say a man who was riding a motorized bicycle that collided with a car in Devils Lake has died. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Wade Vetter, of Devils Lake, died Saturday in a Minot hospital. The accident happened about 2:32 p.m. Monday. The patrol says Vetter went through a red light and ran into…

Woman And Two Boys Hurt When ATV Crashes Into House

The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Leaf Valley Township

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — An Alexandria woman and two young boys were hurt when their ATV crashed into a house and they all were thrown. The crash happened Saturday afternoon around 4 in Leaf Valley Township. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Diane Westphal was the operator. An 11-year-old relative from Lino Lakes started the ATV and his 3-year-old brother…

“Miracle Ride” Raises Money for Sanford Children’s Hospital

Motorcycle riders rode out to the Lakes Area

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Motorcycle riders revved up their engines to go on a Miracle Ride to raise money for Sanford Children’s Hospital. Many of these bike riders have a personal connection to the Miracle Ride. “My son has a disease called Marfan’s and he’s spent some time in the hospital…it’s our way to give back for what my son has…

Nurses Reunite After 50 Years At Sanford Tour

They graduated from St. Luke's Nursing School in 1968

FARGO, N.D. — Nurses who graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing School half a century ago got to reunite and explore how hospitals have changed. “I’ve always been a nurse. I always knew as a child I was going to be a nurse. I don’t think you become a nurse just by chance. You want to work with people, you want to…

Hector International Airport Holds Disaster Training Exercise

Actors playing victims were transported to the hospital, which was also holding a training exercise

FARGO, N.D. — There were plenty of emergency responders at Hector International Airport, but not for the reason you might think. Two white buses played the part of an airplane disaster. First responders from the FM area practiced what to do in a real life airplane emergency. More than 70 passengers were on board, and in the scenario, ten people died….

5-Year-Old Has 16 Stitches After Unknown Animal Attack in Detroit Lakes

In just seconds, that small encounter turned dangerous as Xavier ripped the animal off his face

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — On Friday, one family from Detroit Lakes was expecting a new baby…but they weren’t expecting one of their other kids to end up in the hospital. The boy now has 16 stitches because of the wild animal. 5–year–old Xavier Garza was outside doing what he does best…playing. What did it look like? “Black,” Xavier said. How…

Reconnecting Families and Making New Memories with Kids Who Were Once NICU Patients

Instead of reliving hard memories, the staff is making new ones by inviting the families of past little patients to celebrate their NICU gradations

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a day no parent will ever forget; the day their child was brought into the world. But for some parents, that day was filled with unknowns as their babies were taken into the NICU. Some families are now looking back on those experiences with their healthy, smiling children. For many parents who experienced having a child…