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October 8, 2018
Flu vaccine menu expands: Nasal mist back; some vaccinations age-specific
DULUTH — When it comes to flu shots, one size doesn't fit all. As in past years, a souped-up vaccination is given to people ages 65 and...
October 8, 2018 - 6:05am
September 21, 2018
Legal challenge in Minnesota over insurance coverage for gender reassignment will proceed
ST. PAUL—A lawsuit against Essentia Health over denied coverage for gender reassignment treatment in 2015 has been allowed to proceed. Senior U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank on Thursday, Sept. 20, issued a mixed ruling in the case of Brittany Tovar and Reid Olson v. Essentia...
September 21, 2018 - 6:14pm
May 17, 2018
Flu vaccine spending not enough, Minnesota researcher says
A recent conversation between philanthropist Bill Gates and President Donald Trump is lending hope to those who want the federal government...
May 17, 2018 - 8:38pm
April 10, 2018
Minnesota medical marijuana users struggle with cost, finding doctors to prescribe
DULUTH—Almost three years after marijuana was legalized for some medical purposes in Minnesota, some providers, patients and patients'...
April 10, 2018 - 6:06pm
April 1, 2018
Hospitals fight to keep drug discount
DULUTH — On top of an expected increase in uninsured patients, proposed cuts to a drug discount program would further threaten their bottom line, local hospital officials say. "The change that was proposed ... I think was somewhere between $3 million and $4 million (impact)...
April 1, 2018 - 10:01pm
Charity care crunch? Rise in uninsured, underinsured offers hospitals tough choices
DULUTH — Starting next year, the federal government won't penalize people who don't carry health insurance, so fewer people are expected...
April 1, 2018 - 10:00pm
March 8, 2018
Essentia CEO says Duluth shakeup won't slow downtown plans
DULUTH — The abrupt departure of three top Essentia Health executives this week will not affect the organization's plans to make a major...
March 8, 2018 - 7:17pm
February 22, 2018
Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report
DULUTH—A sexual assault on a patient in Hibbing is among 341 "adverse health events" that occurred at Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report released Thursday, Feb. 22. The events ranged from falls resulting...
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
February 12, 2018
St. Scholastica initiative brings social work students into medical settings
DULUTH—As a social work intern in the Twin Cities, Najma Mohamed hears traumatic stories from her fellow Somali immigrants every day. "These...
February 12, 2018 - 6:51pm
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
Recovering opioid addicts will have greater access to a maintenance drug, especially in rural areas, under a measure announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a Minnesota expert on addictions said. The new regulation gives nurse practitioners and physician...
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 18, 2018
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
DULUTH, Minn.—The flu bug has bitten Minnesota's nursing care residents particularly hard this winter, a state health official said. "We've...
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
January 4, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of...
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Fargo hospitals weathering IV bag shortage
FARGO — The Essentia and Sanford health systems in Fargo have not been affected by a national shortage of IV saline fluid bags that's been ongoing since last fall, spokespeople said Thursday, Jan. 4. North Dakota's emergency medical equipment stockpile in Bismarck has been tapped...
January 4, 2018 - 8:27pm
December 14, 2017
Essentia envisions multimillion-dollar investment in downtown Duluth campus
DULUTH, Minn.—Essentia Health plans to make its largest investment ever in its Duluth campus over the next few years. "We've made important...
December 14, 2017 - 6:37am
November 21, 2017
Essentia Health says mandatory flu shot policy for workers a success
DULUTH, Minn.—Despite facing legal challenges from three unions, Essentia Health is claiming success for its new flu shot requirement. "What we really want to celebrate is that commitment to safety (of) a large majority of our colleagues who took action to protect our patients...
November 21, 2017 - 6:29pm