Support Group Helps Women Through Hysterectomies
Posted on 4/9/2015
Megan Hahn, Reporting
For Angela Plante, the decision to have a hysterectomy came after years of careful consideration.
"Emotionally, it took me almost 5 years to prepare, emotionally, psychologically for it," Plante said. "I had to be completely ready. This is the right thing to do."
Angela went through the procedure as an outpatient and she's one of many.
The National Women's Health Network says nearly one in three women have the procedure by age 60.
"Lots of reasons through the gamut," said Dr. Thomas Hutchens of the Mid Dakota Clinic. "Pre-cancer, up to benign conditions such as endometriosis, fybroids, ...
NDPERS Changes Group Health Plan Carrier Effective July 1, 2015. Mid Dakota Clinic Providers Remain in PPO Network.
Posted on 3/16/2015
The North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS) recently announced that the contract for the NDPERS administered group health plan was awarded to Sanford Health Plan (SHP) for the 2015-2017 biennium, after being held by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) for the past 37 years. The health plan contract with SHP takes effect on July 1, 2015.
Sanford Health Plan (SHP) should not be confused with Sanford hospitals and clinics. SHP is an insurance underwriter which, in short, means it will process NDPERS membersí health insurance claims and provide corresponding customer service. The NDPERS Board has maintained ...
Mid Dakota Clinic Holds Food Drive for United Way Back Pack Program
Posted on 3/1/2015
Mid Dakota Clinic recently held a food drive to support the United Way Backpack Program which distributes food to needy children from Bismarck/Mandan area elementary schools and one middle school. Several Mid Dakota Clinic employees and their family members assisted with packing the backpacks with the donation which was enough for 130 bags. Amazingly, the United Way sends out over 500 bags each week.
The Backpack Program is a combined effort of North Dakota Community Action and Missouri Slope Areawide United ...