Dr. Steven Mattson, an internist and pediatrician from Minot, was appointed by Gov. John Hoeven to serve a three-year term on the Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee, a nine-person board created by Measure 3, which voters passed in 2008.
Mattson will represent the N.D. Medical Association. He has practiced pediatrics and internal medicine for 22 years and is presently a physician at Trinity Health Center. Mattson also serves as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and internal medicine for UND where he teaches family medicine residents from the Minot Center for Family Medicine and medical students from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee is charged with developing and evaluating a plan titled "Saving Lives, Saving Money: North Dakota's Comprehensive State Plan to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use 2009-2014." The plan's goals are to significantly reduce tobacco use and its health and economic consequences by using policies and programs proven to keep kids from starting to use tobacco, help tobacco users quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
File Photo - - Dr. Steven Mattson, an internist and pediatrician from Minot, was appointed by Gov. John Hoeven to serve a three-year term on the Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee
Trinity recognized among nation's 'most wired' hospitals
For the second time since 2008, Trinity Hospitals has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" health facilities.
"Hospitals & Health Networks" magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association, lists Trinity along with 24 other U.S. hospitals in its "Most Wired-Small and Rural" category based on the magazine's recently published 2010 Most Wired Survey. Trinity is the only North Dakota hospital to make the list.
Trinity Hospitals deployed an electronic health record in 2006 and has continued to build on its eCARE system, adding electronic entry of physician orders and connecting many rural health facilities to its online imaging and archiving system.
An analysis of Most Wired hospitals shows that the use of technology is associated with better outcomes in patient satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other key quality measures.