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Nurse practitioners Rachel Koch, left, and Bonnie Conner, and Red Lake Tribal Health Director Oren Beaulieu, surrounded by members of their staff, cut the ribbon to open the new Red Lake Hospital Same Day Appointment Clinic Thursday afternoon. Pioneer Photo/ Molly Miron

Red Lake Hospital: Outpatient department provides innovative service

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Until recently, Red Lake Hospital Emergency Services and Urgent Care formed a combined department.

Patients needing to see a physician for a fairly minor condition such as the flu had to get in line behind people with more serious problems to be served.

"For years, we've been telling patients to come in and wait," said Craig Morin, CEO of the Red Lake Hospital.

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