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March 9, 2011
Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarship
The Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary will award a scholarship paid directly to the recipient's school of choice. 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...
March 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 11, 2011
County hospital names new CEO
A new leader has been named to replace long-time Douglas County Hospital administrator Bill Flaig. The DCH board announced Tuesday that Carl P. Vaagenes has accepted the position of Douglas County Hospital CEO. Since 2001, Vaagenes has been the president and chief executive officer...
February 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Hospital seeks volunteers
Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria is looking for volunteers on the patient floors. There will be an information session for anyone interested on Thursday, February 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Hospital lobby conference room. To sign up or for information about...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
The birth of a trend? C-sections rise 55 percent statewide
Is it fear of malpractice or is it becoming common practice? Is it medically necessary or a matter of convenience? Perhaps it's just patient...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Tobacco butting out of hospital grounds
Tobacco is being snuffed out completely at the hospital and a couple of nursing homes in the area. Effective January 1, 2011, Douglas County...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Editorial - Hospital's shining success reflects well on community
Sunday was a very special day in Alexandria - a culmination of a project that required intense planning, cooperation and coordination. The Douglas County Hospital's new $31 million expansion opened to the public. Hospital and county leaders were beaming with pride at Sunday's open...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
New hospital era dawns
"Wow, what a day! What a facility!
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
The hospital expands: DCH to showcase $31 million addition
A multi-million dollar project that began in 2008 has come to fruition and the people of Douglas County and beyond will reap in its benefits. This...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Impromptu hospital wedding ensures mother shares in celebration
Thirteen months shy of her August 2011 wedding date, Kierre Nelson had an impressive handle on her wedding preparation: venue was booked, bridesmaids'...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Four sets of twins born in four days
One, two, three, four sets of twins in four days? It's true and it happened last week at the Douglas County Hospital. According to the nursing...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Flaig to retire from hospital
Long-time Douglas County Hospital Administrator Bill Flaig announced at the May hospital board meeting that he plans to retire in August 2011. Flaig came back to his home town of Alexandria in December 1973 at the age of 24 as assistant hospital administrator. In 1983, Flaig was...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 21, 2010
Douglas County 'laboratorians' celebrate special week
Douglas County Hospital Laboratory (DCHL) is celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 18-24, 2010. This year's theme is "Laboratory Professionals Get Results." Laboratorians often work behind the scenes and many people may not know much about the critical...
April 21, 2010 - 12:05am
April 14, 2010
Hospital auxiliary offers scholarship
The Douglas County Hospital Auxiliary will award a scholarship paid directly to the recipient's school of choice. 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...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
February 24, 2010
Douglas County Hospital recognized for knee, hip replacement
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has designated Douglas County Hospital as a "Blue Distinction Center" for knee and hip replacement. "Douglas County Hospital is very proud of our designation as a Blue Distinction Center," said Bill Flaig, hospital administrator. "This recognition...
February 24, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Hospitals want to learn from their mistakes
No one likes mistakes - especially in a medical setting when lives are on the line. That's why hospitals are trying to learn from any mistake they make. According to a new report issued last week, there was one "adverse event" reported at the Douglas County Hospital in 2009...
January 22, 2010 - 12:05am