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FARGO — Sanford Health joined with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to launch a new orthopedic surgery residency program to train specialists in bone and joint health. The accredited medical residency program, which opens in the summer of 2018, will have three slots per year, or eventually 15 residents in the program, which takes five years to complete. "It will provide access to orthopedic care," said Dr. Bruce Piatt, a Sanford orthopedic surgeon in Fargo and director of the residency program.
FARGO—Sanford Health will open an urgent care clinic at its downtown medical campus sometime after the new medical center opens this summer in south Fargo. The clinic will be similar to Sanford's walk-in clinic at its South University Drive campus, but details still are being worked out, including the launch date. When the new medical center opens July 25 near Veterans Boulevard and Interstate 94, the emergency department at the downtown medical center will close.
FARGO – Nate White caught the eye of Kelby Krabbenhoft, the president and CEO of Sanford Health, when White was captain of the Augustana College basketball team. White spent a year as an executive intern at Krabbenhoft’s side and later, after graduating from law school, joined Sanford’s legal department. White, 39, was named chief operating officer in 2012 and now has been tapped to assume Sanford’s top leadership role here.
BISMARCK—North Dakota State University got the green light to proceed with campus building projects, including a new dormitory and partial renovation of University Village. The two residential projects, which have a combined price tag of $49.5 million, were approved by the State Board of Higher Education Monday, May 15.
FARGO -- Sanford Health is celebrating the grand opening of its new medical center with a concert for employees and their guests that will feature Fergie and Lionel Richie, with special guests including Carson Wentz.
FARGO — Annise Montplaisir's love affair with horses began at the age of 8 when she peered out her kitchen window and saw Ginger, a roan-coated pony that her parents gave her as a Christmas present. A few years later, she decided that her love of horses would be not only a hobby but a way of life. She would pursue a career hitched to horse racing.
FARGO—Doug Burgum will be making a homecoming visit when he returns to the campus of North Dakota State University to deliver today's spring commencement address. The governor, a 1978 graduate of NDSU, will speak at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. commencement ceremonies at the Fargodome.
MOORHEAD—Jennifer Sundby has a lot to juggle as a wife, mother of four—who is expecting her fifth child in August—and school principal in Maddock, N.D. Sundby was able to make the career step from teaching to school administration by earning a master's degree in school leadership at Minnesota State University Moorhead while working and tending to her family responsibilities. And she did it without ever leaving Maddock, a farming community of 387 almost 200 miles northwest of Moorhead, in North Dakota's Benson County.
FARGO — North Dakota State University is seeking permission to raise tuition rates 4 percent for the 2017-18 academic year to help maintain operations in the midst of a steep budget cut. The request, submitted to the chancellor's office of the North Dakota University System, will be considered by the State Board of Higher Education, likely in June. The 4 percent hike is the maximum allowed by state lawmakers, who gave North Dakota universities and colleges permission to increase tuition 4 percent in each of the next two school years to offset the state funding cuts.
FARGO—North Dakota's family-friendly atmosphere and its highest-in-the nation compensation for doctors helped Fargo rank among the top 10 cities for physicians in a recent report. Fargo ranked No. 8 in the best cities for physicians in a report published by Medscape Business of Medicine. It's the first time Fargo made the rankings since the publication started compiling a list of the best places to practice in 2013. Minneapolis topped this year's list and Sioux Falls, S.D., ranked third, according to the report, intended as a guide to help physicians.