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I guess all I hear is how bad that altru is, what would you expect I am thinking

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I think a lot of people who complain about Altru base their opinions on what Altru was 15 years ago (a place you basically couldn't enter without contracting staph infection).

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11 hours ago, Redneksioux said:

But many patients are too complex for Altru, they just don’t have the specialists and thankfully they usually accept the fact that they can’t be something that they aren’t, usually!

The flip of that I've heard from friends and relatives is that Sanford believes they have the skills and specialties and hangs onto a patient too long (when they should've been referred to a specialist at Mayo, Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, et al). 

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Hopefully those with complaints fill out surveys and talk to board members

the new facility will attract better providers 

sanfords goal is to try take over all facilities then close the underachievers and try buy up nursing beds from smaller communities in ND since there is a moratorium on new nursing bed licenses

these will end up in larger towns 

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26 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

The flip of that I've heard from friends and relatives is that Sanford believes they have the skills and specialties and hangs onto a patient too long (when they should've been referred to a specialist at Mayo, Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, et al). 

I can see  that. Pick your poison!

 

I still think Sanford beats altru hands down. At least they offer the specialties. They also have a state of the art facility right now. Their food is better. And they have free valet parking. You mentioned abuse of volunteers.l but in my experience they make much better use of their volunteers at Sanford where altru counts on volunteers to deliver food in their cancer center...:.these are paid positions in Fargo.

 

 

The reality is you cannot use altru as a one stop shop because eventually you are going to have something that is over their head when at least Sanford will have the specialist you need. 

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Neil Carlson is reporting tonight there are rumors Altru is being sold.  Employees have been told  an announcement will be made on January 3rd.......  On inewz.tv

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8 minutes ago, Sioux_FF said:

Neil Carlson is reporting tonight there are rumors Altru is being sold.  Employees have been told  an announcement will be made on January 3rd.......  On inewz.tv

Merry Christmas employees, now wait two weeks to hear what's happening. 

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29 minutes ago, Sioux_FF said:

Neil Carlson is reporting tonight there are rumors Altru is being sold.  Employees have been told  an announcement will be made on January 3rd.......  On inewz.tv

Hopefully, the buyer is Mayo.  It takes major capital to finance and run a hospital, as well as all their branches.  Look at Sanford and what it’s done.

Altru is just too small to succeed by itself today.

Mayo,  Cleveland Clinic, and MD Anderson have all been on a quest to expand their affiliates because it brings in more patients to the main hospitals.  Don’t know if actually owning the affiliates would work though, as it requires mega finances.

http://www.startribune.com/part-two-cautiously-mayo-clinic-builds-an-empire/284980461/

Have had two juvenile relatives referred to Mayo, and both are doing well now.  But one still has to visit biennially.

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2 hours ago, DB Cooper said:

never have heard of this inewz, but would be funny if they break the story before the herald would have :p

 

Former KVLY TV Reporter Neil Carlson runs inewz - now an internet news service and YEAH he would break a story before the Herald- go check it!  Todays Herald reporters are a joke...internet clickers and fargo lickers.  Email them a tip and they might "investigate"

https://inewz.tv/

 

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A press conference/news release is supposedly scheduled for early next week...

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39 minutes ago, ND1 said:

A press conference/news release is supposedly scheduled for early next week...

Is this the same press conference/news realse that was denied as occurring by Altru?

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Clearing the house of top level staff never a good sign. Wonder what is happening behind the scenes to make this sudden change? 

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Brown was the president of Altru for how many years and left it falling apart, holding on by a thread. He was also the mayor of Grand Forks for how many years and drove the community into the ground...

 

Common theme here is that Brown was a obvious mistake to be holding the helm at the 2 most important positions of the community for so many years. Blows me away that he won in 2016, and I’ll be flabbergasted if he wins again in 2020. Wake up Grand Forks 

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1 minute ago, OgieOgilthorpe said:

Brown was the president of Altru for how many years and left it falling apart, holding on by a thread. He was also the mayor of Grand Forks for how many years and drove the community into the ground...

 

Common theme here is that Brown was a obvious mistake to be holding the helm at the 2 most important positions of the community for so many years. Blows me away that he won in 2016, and I’ll be flabbergasted if he wins again in 2020. Wake up Grand Forks 

My opinion why Brown won in in 2016..Berjke was a little too conservative for most of Grand Forks voters. 

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19 minutes ago, OgieOgilthorpe said:

Brown was the president of Altru for how many years and left it falling apart, holding on by a thread. He was also the mayor of Grand Forks for how many years and drove the community into the ground...

 

Common theme here is that Brown was a obvious mistake to be holding the helm at the 2 most important positions of the community for so many years. Blows me away that he won in 2016, and I’ll be flabbergasted if he wins again in 2020. Wake up Grand Forks 

Brown was president of Altru for years???

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2 minutes ago, green_sioux said:

Brown was president of Altru for years???

He was for several years as far as I know. Is that not correct? 

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Net Asset growth from $145M to $265M between FYE 2010 and FYE 2017...that doesn’t imply being run into the ground to me.  Can’t speak to facilities or care delivery, but public financial filings show consistent revenue growth and Net asset growth.  
 

 

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