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Let's heighten the message of service to New Plateaus.
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Douglas County Hospital is in good financial health.
On April 26, the Douglas County Hospital (DCH) Board reviewed and accepted the organization’s audit for 2012.
The hospital’s total operating revenues for 2012 were $110.7 million, and total operating expenses were $103.4 million.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced today she is investigating a proposed takeover of Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services by Sanford Health, a health system based in Fargo and Sioux Falls, S.D.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD) re-introduced legislation yesterday to expand the use of telehealth technology under Medicare to reduce hospital re-admissions in rural and underserved communities across the nation.
Sister Patrice Kiefer was drawn to the role of human resources director at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) because of her love of working with people.
It has been that same love that has kept Sister Patrice in a vital role at DCH, and in the region, caring for staff and patients on a daily basis.
She is retiring this winter after more than 53 years of service to the community.
In its most recent annual report on adverse health events occurring in Minnesota hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, the Minnesota Department of Health found that the total number of adverse events stayed about the same compared to the year before, but more patients experienced serious harm or death related to these events.
An emergency preparedness drill was conducted at Douglas County Hospital (DCH) on November 14 in a joint effort between Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, North Memorial Ambulance, Alexandria Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services has been selected to receive more than $24 million from USDA Rural Development to build a new critical access hospital in Elbow Lake and purchase a clinic in Morris.
In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over the period
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was recently re-designated as a level 3 trauma hospital by The Minnesota Department of Health.
“The goal of the trauma system is to decrease injured patients’ time-to-care by making sure their medical needs are appropriately matched with hospital resources,” said Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health.
After 34 years, Kevin and Marilyn Weedman say goodbye to the county hospital.
Since 1978, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen many changes.
1981 brought more hospital beds and advances in X-ray, surgery and outpatient facilities.
Kevin and Marilyn Weedman are two of the very few who can say they have seen all of these changes before their very eyes.
Nearly 200 Minnesota hospitals and nursing homes increased their rates of influenza vaccination among their health care workers in 2011-12 as participants in the award-winning FluSafe program of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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