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Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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Douglas County Hospital
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
Committee exploring hospital’s future options
Some discussion already about converting county- owned hospital to non-profit
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am