emergency health

'Emergency Services Week' spotlights volunteers

May 24, 2017
ND Health Department

This is “Emergency Services Week” in North Dakota.

It’s set aside to recognize the more than 5000 personnel that serve the state’s EMS system. A vast majority of those people are volunteers.

"We probably are at least in the neighborhood of 80 percent volunteer services in North Dakota, versus 20 percent who we would consider to be full time," said Tom Nehring,the director of the state Health Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Health community prepares for disasters

Aug 22, 2014

Representatives of the hospitals in North Dakota and the state Health Department says if disaster strikes, the state’s facilities are ready to respond.

The hospitals say there are good lines of communication between them and local and state emergency managers – as well as among hospitals themselves.

Three Affliliated Tribes looking at medical services

Jul 26, 2013

People who live within the Fort Berthold reservation will be surveyed by phone next week – about adequacy of health care services.

The survey is being done for the Three Affiliated Tribes by the Common Enterprise Development Corporation of Mandan. CEO Bill Patrie says about 500 people will be surveyed – including tribal members and non-tribal members. Patrie says one of the main areas will address concerns about the availability of emergency services within the boundaries of the MHA Nation.