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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…

DL Chamber discusses what businesses have accomplished despite the pandemic

This year's Detroit Lakes Economic Summit was all about business resiliency.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn-  The Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Economic Summit virtually to discuss what businesses in the city have been able to accomplish despite COVID-19. This year’s Detroit Lakes Economic Summit was all about business resiliency. “It’s just such a great topic because it just shows how you can keep moving forward. There’s always hurdles, but…

Sanford Health, Essentia Health see increase in patients

Many more patients are coming in for issues not related to COVID-19. The hospitals say this may be due to people putting off care.

FARGO, N.D. — Of the 153 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in North Dakota, approximately 50% of them are in Fargo. Sanford Health says there has been between 60-70 coronavirus patients at their facility this week and Essentia Health has reported between 10-15 patients. There have been concerns over the hospitals having enough beds to handle these patients, but the facilities say…

Sanford Health offers tips on how to stay safe during Halloween night

Practicing Halloween safety in the middle of a pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — With rising COVID-19 cases in the state and children eager to dress up for Halloween, it may raise health concerns among parents. “Some traditional Halloween activities can be at high risk for spreading the COVID-19 virus. We suggest avoiding anything that involves a large group, indoor costume parties or haunted houses, carnivals just to decrease the spread…

Local food bank receives generous donation on World Food Day

Sanford Health helps keep upper Midwest families fed

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health makes a generous contribution to make sure those in our region stay fed. On World Food Day, Sanford Health steps in to help those in need. The health system gifted a one million dollar check to Great Plains Food Bank. “Sanford Health is donating three million dollars to organizations like Great Plains food bank all…

Sanford Health provides record $1 million donation to the Great Plains Food Bank

The donation is the largest in the 38-year history of the Great Plains Food Bank.

FARGO, N.D.–Sanford Health is donating $1 million to the Great Plains Food Bank on Friday to help support hungry children, seniors and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The donation is the largest in the 38-year history of the Great Plains Food Bank which has seen a recent increase in the number of people needing food support due to…

Grill-out provides warm meals for breast cancer awareness.

Contributions benefit the Edith Breast cancer foundation

FARGO, N.D. – A local business is helping raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating it’s contributions from a grill out. Fargo’s Hirshfield’s Paint & Coatings helped raise funds for the Sanford Health’s Edith Sanford Breast Cancer. Those attending gave at least one dollar, but, of course, they were encouraged to donate more in exchange for a warm…

Sanford Health provides new options to get flu vaccine

Vaccination 'blitzes' provide safer and easier ways to stay protected

FARGO, N.D. – Flu season is upon us and Sanford Health is making it safer and easier than ever for you to receive your flu shot this year. The pull up vaccinations are happening at the Fargodome between 9 a.m. and Noon this Saturday. This will allow people to remain at a safe distance while receiving their annual flu vaccination,…

Sanford Health prepared for increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations

North Dakota reached a record high 106 hospitalizations as of Thursday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has reached a record number of hospitalizations for those with COVID-19 related issues with 106 people statewide in the hospital. This has caused concern about reaching hospital capacity and putting an added strain on staff. Sanford Health facilities in Cass County say they are fully prepared to handle an increase of COVID-19 patients. They have…

Health officials: Cass Co. sees highest number of active Covid-19 cases since May

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Sanford Health officials say Fargo hospitals have the highest level of patients for the coronavirus since May, but they say there is still plenty of capacity. Active COVID-19 cases in Cass County are at about 550, the same peak they were in late May in early June according to Fargo Cass Public Health. Clay County has about 200…