Sanford Health specialists to offer care in Minot
In response to growing demand in the region, Sanford Health is now providing expert care to patients in Minot. Specialists in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, general surgery, and orthopedics and sports medicine are seeing patients by appointment within Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic in Minot, located at 801-21st Ave. SE on the U.S. Highway 2 and 52 Bypass E.
"Sanford believes health care is best delivered close to home," said Dr. Craig Lambrecht, president of the Bismarck-based region of Sanford Health. "We know there is a great demand for health care in Minot and the surrounding area. We've been a proud member of the Minot community since 2011, and we are excited to expand services in our current facility."
Sanford specialists who travel from Bismarck to Minot to see patients include Dr. Surya Artham, cardiologist; Dr. Richard Howard, cardiologist; Dr. Joshua Knudson, general surgeon; and Dr. Laura Bruse Gehrig, orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Matthew Trefz, a Sanford pediatric cardiologist from Fargo, also sees patients at Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic in Minot.
Area providers to be honored at state conference
Several area healthcare providers will be honored when the North Dakota Department of Health hosts the 2014 North Dakota State Immunization Conference July 15-16 in Bismarck.
The providers will receive awards for high rates of immunization or improving their rates by more than 10 percent from their previous assessment. Area providers include: First District Health Unit, Bottineau County; First District Health Unit, McHenry County; Upper Missouri District Health Unit, McKenzie County; First District Health Unit, Minot; Sakakawea Hazen Clinic; Washburn Clinic; Northland Community Health Center Turtle Lake Clinic; Trinity Health Center West, Minot; Coal Country Community Health Center, Beulah; Washburn Family Clinic; and Trinity Health South Ridge, Minot.
"These clinics have shown their commitment to the health and well-being of the children of North Dakota by achieving outstanding immunization rates and being immunization leaders," said Molly Howell, Immunization Program Manager for the North Dakota Department of Health. "North Dakota is fortunate to have health care providers that strive to ensure their patients are vaccinated and protected against many serious diseases."
Health care providers who work with immunizations or others who are interested in learning more about vaccines are encouraged to attend. More than 200 health care providers have already registered and space is still available for the conference. For more information, contact Howell at 328-2378.