Medical Care

Minnesota VA Boasts Slimmer Wait Times Than National AverageMinnesota's Veterans Affairs clinics and hospitals fare slightly better in delivering timely care to veterans than the national average. The Associated Press analyzed six months of VA data and found that 1.9 percent of medical appointments completed at its clinics and hospitals in Minnesota failed to meet the VA's timeliness goal, which calls for patients to be seen within 30 days.
Mom Who Drove Kids Into Pond Accused Of Neglect After surviving a crash that killed two of her five children, a Maple Grove woman is facing accusations of neglect. Marion Guerrido's 2-year-old child suffered brain and organ damage after last November's tragic accident.
Pakistani Student Sues Minnesota Hospital, DoctorThe family of a Pakistani student who faced possible deportation while receiving medical care after an accident is now suing a northern Minnesota hospital and doctor. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the brother of Muhammed Shahzaib Bajwa claims a doctor at Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital didn't quickly ensure that Bajwa's airway was unobstructed. As a result, the lawsuit says, Bajwa suffered permanent brain damage.
Feds Give Minnesota $39M For Health Insurance ExchangeThe federal government has given Minnesota a $39 million grant to continue developing the health insurance exchange that's a major part of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
Minnesota Ready For Deadline On Health MarketplaceMinnesota is ahead of many other states facing a federal deadline to declare whether they will set up a health care marketplace to help people and small businesses get private insurance.
Police Seek Whereabouts Of Vulnerable Adult, ChildMinneapolis Police are seeking the public's help in finding a vulnerable adult who is believed to have his 14-month-old child with him.
Iraqi President Being Treated In RochesterIraqi President Jalal Talabani is in Minnesota for medical care, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
Ribbon-Cutting For New 'U' Kids HospitalThe new University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is about to begin accepting patients.
Looming Budget Cuts Have 'U' Medical School Worried Sick University of Minnesota's Medical School took its worries over budget cuts to state lawmakers Tuesday.