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Sanford Hydroxychloroquine Trials Look ‘Promising’

Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it's a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, you’ve heard those words a lot in the news over the last few days. But what are they? Sanford has been running trials on the drugs, and they say it’s a promising combination that could help fight the Coronavirus pandemic. “My professional opinion is that Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin show a lot of promise. What…

First responders hold parade for Sanford Children’s patients

FARGO N.D. — Snow couldn’t stop first responders from brightening the night Of hospital patients. Metro first responders held a parade at the main entrance to wave to everyone in the hospital. With visitation in the hospital greatly reduced, the parade is a way to help brighten the day of the people there. Many kids were even excited to see…

Cass County Electric Cooperative Donates N-95 Face Masks to Sanford & Essentia Health

The company donated just over 1,000 masks.

CASS COUNTY – Company leaders say they wanted to do their part to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked through their inventory and saw they had extra masks they could give away. The company found they had 54 hundred masks on hand and decided to donate just more than one thousand of them. “You know whilst it’s…

Sanford Health employees get more money due to family stability plan

SIOUX FALLS S.D. — Sanford Health announced its family stability plan which will lead to bigger paychecks next month. Full time employees will get an additional 300 dollars with part-time employees getting an additional 150. If employees are called off or have their hours reduced they temporarily will not have to fill that time with PTO. “We don’t know what’s…

Sanford Health takes more safety precautions as three employees test positive for COVID-19

A total of four Sanford employees have tested positive for the virus

FARGO, N.D. — The Coronavirus is beginning to impact healthcare workers who continue to help patients through the pandemic here in Fargo. Sanford officials confirm that three physical therapists have tested positive for COVID-19. Two had been working at the main Sanford Medical Center and the other at Sanford Broadway Medical Center. “Healthcare workers are at risk of contracting this,…

Sanford Healthcare Provider Tests Positive For COVID-19

Sanford has been contacting people who may have come into close contact with the provider

FARGO, N.D.- Thoes at Sanford say the provider first had symptoms on March 23rd and is self-isolating at home. Eventide officials say that healthcare provider had been at the assisted living facility in Moorhead this week. Sanford says the exposure was limited to the nursing home setting and no more than 10 people were in contact with the provider. Sanford…

Sanford Testing Drug On Patients With Covid-19

Dr.Nagpal Says It's Important For People To Not Take Medication That Is Not Prescribed To Them.

FARGO, N.D. — Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that’s used to help treat lupus, malaria and autoimmune disease, now Sanford is testing if this drug could be the answer for COVID 19. “When the virus is new you just try the best you can do with whatever is available to you and you can see what the risk of treatment is…

Fargo-Moorhead officials give COVID-19 update

Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead government and public health officials addressed the public

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo hosted a Coronavirus update briefing to give the public the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic. In Fargo, core city services like police and mass transit continue to function, employees are encouraged to work from home and wine and beer are now allowed to be picked up curbside. West Fargo is adapting with…

Incident Command Center prepares Sanford Health to handle Coronavirus pandemic

The center connect nurses, doctors and hospital experts in order to create the best plans for managing the COVID-19 situation

FARGO, N.D. — There is a confernce room inside Sanford hospital that has become much busier than usual. The incident command center has brought together a team of nurses, doctors and experts in safety, communication and hospital operations to deal with COVID-19. “We utilize the incident command center to help coordinate our people, our supplies, our operations, giving our staff…

Sanford Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing

Sanford officials say this will enable far more patients to be tested

FARGO, N.D. — Under the Emergency Use Authorization, Sanford is now processing COVID-19 tests using an FDA-approved method at its clinics and medical centers. Previously, tests were sent to the state Department of Health or commercial labs. The tests will now be processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have…