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News stories from the past 60 days.

May 20, 2024 - Offers highlights from the Bipartisan Policy Center's 3 day trip to 20 sites in Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota to learn more about rural hospitals, digital health initiatives, and behavioral health services. Discusses rural resilience, collaborations, and use of technology. Notes challenges related to funding, emergency medical services, workforce, and access to care. Includes description of coming reports from the organization.
Source: Bipartisan Policy Center
May 16, 2024 - The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will provide more than $30 million in grants to health systems in Minnesota and Nevada to support ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) programs. ECMO provides cardiac and respiratory support for those whose heart or lungs cannot provide adequate oxygen, gas exchange, or blood supply.
Source: HealthLeaders
May 14, 2024 - A study conducted by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center found that rural victims of intimate-partner violence face barriers and resource limitations that could affect their health and well-being. Results were based on interviews with representatives of 15 state and national advocacy organizations.
Source: Daily Yonder
May 2, 2024 - Profiles two rural Minnesota farmers - one baby boomer and one millennial - and their respective approaches to mental health. Discusses generational differences in stigma and willingness to seek mental health care.
Source: The Farmer
Apr 17, 2024 - Reports on a Minnesota hospital converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) in an effort to stabilize their budget. It would be the first in the state to convert to an REH.
Source: Star Tribune
Apr 5, 2024 - Discusses challenges with offering ambulance services in rural Minnesota including reimbursement and funding models, a volunteer workforce, and large service areas.
Source: MPR News

Last Updated: 5/21/2024