ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ESSENTIA HEALTH

Minnesota Nurses Association nurses state low staff levels and retention rates, which put patients at risk, inspired the vote as they continue to negotiate new contracts. Additionally, Essentia Health nurses are writing to the Benedictine Sisters on the Board of Directors, asking them to advocate for staff and patients.
The new Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center is anticipated to begin training staff in February. The $900 million, 942,000-square-foot project is still on time and on budget, Essentia CEO David Herman said.
Hospital medicine is a specialty dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners of hospital medicine include physicians or “hospitalists.” Today, there are more than 50,000 hospitalists working across the United States.
WE Health Clinic has seen more out-of-state patients than in the past, and St. Luke's OB-GYN Jennifer Boyle said several patients have cited the Supreme Count rulings as reasons for wanting their tubes tied or birth control.

ADVERTISEMENT

The event follows other nurse pickets at Minnesota hospitals, including pickets at Essentia and St. Luke's in the Twin Ports earlier this week.
Essentia and St. Luke's nurses will hold informational pickets outside the hospitals June 21 asking the health care systems to protect patients and fairly compensate nurses in new contracts.
Ten Minnesota health care systems released the joint statement Wednesday, stating gun violence "has reached epidemic levels and represents a significant threat to public health."
The 7,600-square-foot facility includes primary family medicine, obstetrics, imaging and radiology, telehealth access, urgent care and a laboratory. Plans for the clinic were announced in August 2019.
The national studies have found that patients with COVID-19 were much more likely to die of a heart attack in the hospital compared to pre-pandemic averages. The studies also discovered that patients who are vaccinated against COVID had better outcomes.
Evusheld, which contains two types of laboratory-made monoclonal antibodies, is now being administered in some people who are at high risk for COVID-19 infection.

ADVERTISEMENT

Essentia Health in Fargo is among the first to use a robotic endoscopy apparatus that allows low-risk access to hard-to-reach lung nodules in early development.
Prior to the pandemic, virtual doctor's visits were limited to a small set of services. That was until former President Donald Trump directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to add more than 80 new telehealth services to the list of services covered by Medicare -- and to reimburse them at the same rate as in-person services. That change allowed for the expansion of telehealth, but raised new problems for providers.
Nurses, elected officials and labor leaders held a news conference Wednesday to voice concerns employees have about the lack of support for worker attempts to organize.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT