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Report: Serious Falls Rise At Minn. Hospitals

An annual report says a rise in serious falls was the main reason for an increase in accidental deaths and serious injuries to patients at Minnesota hospitals last year.

01/31/2013

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Flu Outbreak Leads To Visitor Limits At S. Central Hospitals

The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.

01/07/2013

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Simple Measures Cut Infections Caught In Hospitals

Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.

11/28/2012

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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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Accretive Hearing: Franken Wants Laptops With Medical Info Encrypted

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he plans to pursue legislation requiring encryption of all laptops containing private medical information, after holding a hearing Wednesday on aggressive debt collection practices in Minnesota hospitals.

05/30/2012

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Hospital Workers Union Votes To Authorize Strike

Talks between eight Twin Cities hospitals and thousands of employees are underway in an effort to reach a new contract and avert a walkout.

05/16/2012

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OSHA Inspectors Make Surprise Visit To Troubled St. Peter Hospital

After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in over 20 years, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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3 MN Hospitals Ranked Among Best In U.S.

A list of America’s top 100 hospitals is out today and Minnesota is home to three of them, including North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

03/20/2012

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Minn. Medical Mistakes Up, But Fewer Cases Of Harm

Serious mistakes in Minnesota hospitals rose slightly in 2011, but they led to fewer serious injuries and deaths than the year before, according to an annual report.

01/19/2012

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Franken Unveils Health Bill For Rural Vets

On this Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Al Franken has unveiled a bill that would provide better health care for vets in rural areas.

11/11/2011

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Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly

A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can’t get them any other way.

09/23/2011

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Minn. Hospitals Team Up Against Drug Theft

Top health officials in Minnesota are taking new steps to address a longstanding problem: the theft of drugs in hospitals and nursing homes.

05/29/2011

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Minn. Emergency Rooms See Makeover Over The Years

As a new generation of emergency rooms opens across the east metro, patients are finding amenities that might remind them more of hotels than hospitals.

05/02/2011

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Sanford To Operate County-Owned Hospital In MN

Dakotas-based Sanford Health has reached a six-month agreement to run a county-owned hospital and clinics in Minnesota’s Clearwater County.

03/30/2011

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Report Details How Hospitals Can Be Risky Places

Medicare’s new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.

11/16/2010

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