Sanford Health invites community members to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of critical air ambulance services in northern Minnesota from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. NW.
Since 2000, 50 Beltrami County residents have died as a result of opioids, and many more have experienced nonfatal overdoses. With addiction and overdoses becoming more prevalent, health agencies and providers have had to respond with treatment strategies and programs.
Regional health providers, including Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, Indian Health Service offices in Red Lake and Cass Lake, and Beltrami County Health and Human Services, received $3.6 million to improve maternal care
Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control, Sanford Health and Beltrami County Public Health are both offering booster doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and vaccines.
Around 85 community members sought shelter from the wind and rain in a large tent along Hannah Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to break ground on Sanford's new $6.2 million Behavioral Health Crisis Center. Once completed, the 12,000 square-foot facility will be the first center to offer adult inpatient hospital psychiatric beds within 90 miles of Bemidji.
On Saturday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 5, Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota will be providing vaccines for the coronavirus and influenza. COVID vaccines will be available for those looking for their first and second dose, as well as patients seeking a booster.