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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
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Douglas County Hospital
August 19, 2016
Treatments ring a bell at hospital
Three chimes of a bell slices through the quiet waiting room in the radiation oncology department of the Douglas County Hospital. The sound...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Douglas County Hospital stays with county
Without much discussion at Tuesday's Douglas County board meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to keep Douglas County Hospital (DCH) as a county-owned hospital instead of changing it over to a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The vote was more a formality, as the "real"...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Hospital gets healthy financial check up
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was financially healthy in 2015, according to an audit presented last week. The hospital's total operating revenue for 2015 was $140.5 million and total operating expenses were $130.3 million. The hospital reported an operating income of approximately...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Public, private or hybrid? Which way should hospital go?
It's been six months since Douglas County Hospital's board of directors publically announced they're exploring the option to convert the county-owned...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Scholarships offered to students in health-related fields
Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary recently announced its scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage an individual to seek continued education in a health-related field, to promote the improved quality of patient care and to encourage employment at Douglas...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
Are you a donor?
Do you want your organs to be donated when you die? Sixty-one percent of Minnesotans have said yes, they want to be donors. So what are the steps from a donor's death to a recipient receiving that precious piece of life? It's a complex process. First, if a person is taken to a hospital...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Alex Clinic moves OB/GYN services to hospital (w/video interview)
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) and Alexandria Clinic have created a unique partnership for obstetrics and gynecology care in the community. As...
March 4, 2016 - 8:26am
March 2, 2016
Three 'adverse events' reported at hospital
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual Adverse Health Events report to continually focus on improving patient safety statewide. A total of 316 adverse events were reported in Minnesota from October 2014 to October 2015 — things like medication errors, pressure...
March 2, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Douglas County Hospital awarded accreditation
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Hospital may expand surgical, outreach space
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) may be expanding. During its Jan. 21 meeting, the hospital board voted unanimously to move the project proposal...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
First 2016 baby born at Douglas County Hospital
Jasmine Bieniek, the first baby of the New Year born at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, was delivered on Jan. 3 at 5:40 p.m. to parents Jennifer and Joseph Bieniek of Fergus Falls. Jasmine, who was 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long, joins two older brothers. The Douglas...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
November 26, 2015
Holiday ball: a touch of red
The upcoming Holiday Ball is adding a little bit of red to its color scheme this year to celebrate its ruby anniversary. Sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary, the 40th annual Holiday Ball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort and Conference...
November 26, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
Holiday Ball committee begins work
Preparations are under way for the 40th annual Holiday Ball, sponsored by the Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary. The Holiday Ball will take place on Saturday, December 5 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 21, 2015
Public or private?
Future of county hospital explored
September 21, 2015 - 1:42pm
State tallies potentially preventable health care events
Two-thirds of ER visits in 2012 were potentially preventable
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am