Non-fatal overdoses increased 18 percent in 2020

More than 7,000 Minnesotans overdosed on drugs in 2020. According to a study on non-fatal overdoses, emergency room visits for overdoses increased 18 percent compared to 2019, from 6,196 to 7,290. MDH says for every 2020 overdose death in the state, 14 non-fatal overdoses were reported. Most of the overdoses occurred in the metro area,…


COVID-19 vaccines available across Sanford Northern campuses, Sanford implements new policy requiring employees get the shot

All three brands of COVID-19 vaccines are available across Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota. Family Medicine Scheduled appointments (M-F) Walk-in Clinic Walk-ins (8 a.m.-7 p.m.) and scheduled appointments (both 7 days a week) Internal Medicine Appointments based on supply availability Oncology Coordinating with oncology patients and treatment schedules   Children’s Scheduled appointments (M-F) Bagley Clinic…


Sanford Pharmacy expanding hours

Sanford Bemidji’s 1611 Anne Street Pharmacy will expand its hours starting today. According to a release, hours will now be 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week. Due to the expiration of the Minnesota Emergency Peacetime Declaration, pharmacies can no longer provide curbside delivery of prescriptions, in effect since July 16. The expanded…


White Earth’s MAT billing dispute settled with signing of Health and Human Services Omnibus bill

With the Health and Human Services budget bill signing, language was included to clear up the billing disputes for substance use disorder medication-assisted treatment. In 2019, the Department of Human Services alleged White Earth Nation’s MAT Program overbilled for services provided over two years in excess of $14 million. White Earth maintained that they were…


Hockey with the Pros at Sanford POWER clinic

Pro hockey players were in town Wednesday as part of one of Sanford Health’s first public events in well over a year. The Sanford POWER with the Pros hockey clinic included professional hockey players Matt Cullen and Gigi Marvin. The clinic focused on strength and conditioning training for budding hockey players. Marvin spoke on how…

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