North Dakota News
News stories from the past 60 days.
Jun 9, 2019 - Highlights the struggle of a rural North Dakota community to find enough emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and emergency responders, particularly volunteers. Emergency medical services require enough staffing to cover call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and the need for staff is felt in many small communities across the state.
Source: Grand Forks Herald
May 14, 2019 - Soon students will be able to use telehealth to connect with a psychiatrist instead of driving hundreds of miles to the nearest one. The rural Dickinson Public School District in North Dakota will begin offering the program in their 9-school network to supplement their school counselors and provide access to psychiatrists to make diagnoses and prescribe medication.
May 6, 2019 - North Dakota has expanded the size of its medical school classes and residency programs to increase retention in state to 5 out of 6 graduates. Rural medicine scholarships are also encouraging physicians to practice in rural areas of the state.
Source: Williston Herald
Last Updated: 6/10/2019