HOSPITALS

Burgum: North Dakota hospitals are at tipping point, doctor says ‘chaos’ inside

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum and doctors from several of the state’s largest hospitals today warned that hospital capacity in North Dakota is reaching critical levels and urged the public to help reduce the need for hospitalization. “The pressure on hospitals and clinics in both our urban and rural areas is reaching critical levels, and we all need…

Talks Between Essentia Health & CommonSpirit Health End With No Deal

FARGO, N.D. — Negotiations between Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health about merging come to an end with no agreement. CommonSpirit owns facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota. The deal would have included CHI Saint Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and thirteen critical access hospitals in addition to clinics and living communities. The organizations had signed…

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…

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

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…

Moorhead Native Uses 3D Printing To Make Face Shields For Hospitals

Quinn Kupec is the son of our very own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec.

MARYLAND – Quinn Kupec is a Senior studying at the University of Maryland who saw the potential to help those at the frontlines after discovering a way he could lend a hand. “I saw a bunch of stuff on different 3D printing forums online talking about the ability to manufacture face shields that doctors and first responders need on 3D…

Six Deaths Related to Flu Outbreak in Minnesota

None of the deaths involved children.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say an outbreak of early flu strains has contributed to the deaths of six people. There were 60 cases of flu-like illness reported to the state last week. That’s a five-fold increase from the week before. The Department of Health says the flu continues to spread statewide, with cases reported in every region. It has…

Vitalant Hopes to See 500 Donors at Annual Save Our Summer Blood Drive

About 100 donors have given blood as of early Wednesday afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — It’s day two of Vitalant’s annual Save Our Summer Blood Drive, and the non–profit is making strides towards its goal. About 100 donors have given blood as of early Wednesday afternoon. Vitalant is hoping to see 500 donors throughout the week. The blood will go to 70 hospitals in the area, and they’re looking for donors of…

Vitalant Looks for Blood Donors as Summer Months Approach

Vitalant serves hospitals in North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota

FARGO, N.D.– With the unofficial start of summer just ahead, Vitalant is looking for blood donors to help serve nearly 70 area hospitals. Vitalant serves hospitals in North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota. 20% of Vitalant’s donors are high school and college students. A representative says the summer months are especially important because of people traveling and patients choosing…