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West Central Tribune
Records published Oct. 22
Willmar high school students talk politics, want more policy discussions
Mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens
Decision nearing on highway route in wye project around Willmar, Minn.
Rail bypass funding, realignment loom large as Kandiyohi County concerns
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
October 12, 2016
Dayton: 'Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable'
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor says a President Barack Obama inspired health-care law needs work. "The reality is the Affordable Care Act...
October 12, 2016 - 1:38pm
August 29, 2016
Loomis, Mathiowetz join Big Stone Therapies
OLIVIA—Danelle Loomis has joined Big Stone Therapies in Olivia as a physical therapist, and Kayla Mathiowetz is a new speech language...
August 29, 2016 - 12:28pm
August 22, 2016
Rice Hospital names new director of finance
WILLMAR—Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar has named Jessica Hennen as its director of finance. Hennen has served as a financial analyst...
August 22, 2016 - 12:19pm
August 9, 2016
New surgeon joins ACMC
WILLMAR—Dr. Katherine Reigstad, general and vascular surgeon, has joined the Affiliated Community Medical Centers team. She specializes in vascular surgery, dealing with diseases affecting the vascular system including arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. Reigstad will begin...
August 9, 2016 - 12:57pm
Benson native to join clinic as family physician
BENSON—Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Swift County-Benson Hospital announce Dr. Josie Syverson will provide medical care for families and individuals at the ACMC-Benson clinic. Syverson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's degree in...
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 8, 2016
Rice Hospital awarded 4-star rating
WILLMAR -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently awarded Rice Memorial Hospital four stars in the CMS overall hospital quality...
August 8, 2016 - 4:33pm
July 26, 2016
Southern Prairie Community Care has successful second year
MARSHALL—In its second year, Southern Prairie Community Care program has more than 26,000 attributed members and saved Minnesota taxpayers $10 million in projected state spending. Southern Prairie works with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to deliver healthcare to...
July 26, 2016 - 1:00am
July 21, 2016
Joint meeting set on Benson senior living project
BENSON -- A proposal by the Swift County-Benson Hospital to build a 75-unit senior housing facility attached to the hospital, with potential...
July 21, 2016 - 11:57pm
July 19, 2016
Rice Rehabilitation Center moves into its new facility
WILLMAR -- Boxes were being unpacked Friday morning as staff settled into the new Rice Rehabilitation Center. Outside, workers were putting the...
July 19, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 29, 2016
Blue Cross delivers major blow to health reform in Minnesota
Minnesota's largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has decided to stop selling health plans to individuals and families...
June 29, 2016 - 10:54am
May 24, 2016
Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson recognized for performance
DAWSON — Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson received one of four 2015 Performance Excellence Awards from the Performance Excellence Network, formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, during the network’s 2016 conference. The award is based on an evaluation of the organization’s...
May 24, 2016 - 5:43am
May 12, 2016
Life Link III earns reaccreditation
MINNEAPOLIS — Life Link III has been awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. To earn accreditation, providers must meet strict guidelines and safety standards that address medical...
May 12, 2016 - 5:24am
May 3, 2016
ACMC welcomes new quality manager
WILLMAR — Kelly Tauber is the new quality manager for Affiliated Community Medical Centers. In her new role, Tauber will manage quality improvement activities and develop the quality care and patient safety culture throughout the 11-clinic system headquartered in Willmar. She...
May 3, 2016 - 5:35am
May 2, 2016
Willmar Medical Services discusses new same-day surgery center
WILLMAR — A brand-new outpatient surgery center will eventually join the local array of health care services. The project has been under discussion...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07am
April 26, 2016
Bahl retiring from St. Cloud VA system
ST.CLOUD — After 40 years of federal service, Barry Bahl will be retiring as the director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Bahl was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs health care system in 1999. Bahl leads a health care system which covers 27 counties and includes...
April 26, 2016 - 8:21am