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Published July 20, 2012, 11:30 PM

Trade Talk: Sanford’s Fargo center ranked best in ND

Sanford Fargo Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in North Dakota in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” edition. Sanford in Fargo was also listed as “high performing” in seven medical specialties: cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics and pulmonology.

By: Angie Wieck, INFORUM

Sanford Fargo Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in North Dakota in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” edition.

Sanford in Fargo was also listed as “high performing” in seven medical specialties: cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics and pulmonology.

Nineteen Sanford doctors in Fargo made U.S News’ Top Doctors list. The doctors and their area of practice are: Robert M. Arusell and Dennis E. Bier, radiation oncologists; David J. Clardy, cardiology; Eunah Fischer, internist; Kenneth Fischer, child and adolescent psychiatrist; Louis Geeraerts, Gerald Gross, John Leitch, Denise Snow and Preston Steen, medical oncologists; Nathan Kobrinsky, pediatric hematologist-oncologist; Bhargav Mistry, Edward Sauter and Michael Traynor, surgeons; James Mitchell, psychiatrist; Juan Munoz, endocrinologist; Roxanne Newman, thoracic and cardiac surgeon; and Thomas Noah and Theodore Sawchuk, urologists.

Downtown farmers market debuts today

The New Festival Market will host a farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on Broadway between Main Avenue and First Avenue South.

Vegetables, herbs, honey, jams and jellies and perennial flower plants are among the items expected for sale.

The New Festival Market, in association with South of Main Avenue and the Downtown Community Partnership, is studying the feasibility of a weekly downtown Fargo street market.

Additional dates are planned in 2012 with the goal of establishing a weekly market in 2013.

June record-breaking month for HERO

The month of June was a record-breaking one for Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization.

The organization filled 309 requests and is on track to serve more than 2,000 people with 3,000 health care supply requests in 2012.

The mission of HERO is to collect health care supplies from hospitals, agencies, nursing homes, churches and individuals, and to redirect them to those who need them most.

To learn more, visit www.HEROFargo.org or call (701) 212-1921.

ND mental health group receives national award

Mental Health America of North Dakota was recently named one of six recipients of the American Psychiatric Foundation’s 2012 Advancing Minority Mental Health Awards.

North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, Prairie St. John CEO Greg LaFroncois and area legislators and city officials attended a presentation ceremony held in honor of the award, which was accepted by Susan Rae Helgeland, MHAND’s executive director.

The award recognizes MHAND’s efforts to eliminate barriers and improve access to mental health and substance abuse services in North Dakota’s tribal communities.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Angie Wieck at (701) 241-5501

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