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Keeping Devils Lake Healthcare Local

Altru is deeply committed to the healthcare of the Devils Lake region, now and into the future.

We have invested 20 million dollars in our clinic to date and have signed a letter of intent to purchase fifty acres of land for a future hospital facility. We, especially the team of physicians and staff at Altru Clinic in Devils Lake, are committed to this community and intend to remain for the long term.

In addition to the long-range plans for hospital services, Altru has an immediate focus on expanding and enhancing outpatient services along with needed specialty coverage. Plans for a 12-bed dialysis center are in process and needed imaging services will be incorporated into Altru Clinic in Devils Lake. Other key areas of focus include women’s services, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology and pharmacy.

Altru will continue to collaborate with local and regional leaders to envision the direction of healthcare in Devils Lake now and into the future. Altru’s priority is ensuring the specific needs of the residents of the Lake Region are met, and that the community has a strong voice in their healthcare. Our regional legacy is a testament to that commitment for over 20 years.

A Unified Care Model

A community-led, Altru-managed hospital is the ideal choice for the Devils Lake community. In this model, 100 percent of the current hospital and clinic staff would retain their jobs, the community would own their healthcare decisions and the funds raised by the hospital would remain local. Care between the hospital, clinic and specialized care needs then remain part of a unified system managed by Altru.

Altru feels strongly this opportunity is best addressed with a commitment to a unified care model. Key attributes of a unified care model include:

  • Physicians and care teams working seamlessly across the clinic and hospital
  • Strong physician recruitment
  • Coordination of capital re-investment to ensure expertise in care delivery and meeting evolving technology and community health care needs.
  • Utilization of a single medical record

The future of the hospital is imperative to the success of Devils Lake’s healthcare and economy. We believe the Devils Lake community will be best served by local, North Dakota ownership. Local ownership means:

  • Local decision making occurs, and those decisions are made with the unique needs of the residents of Devils Lake in mind.
  • Funds are kept locally, providing direct benefit to the patients and community of Devils Lake.
  • A local workforce improves the economic development of the community.

Community Support

We are seeking the community’s support to pursue this healthcare future in Devils Lake. Healthcare is a cornerstone of any community and impacts not only the health of its residents, but also the vibrancy of the community itself. A locally owned, integrated health system ensures our residents can access the world-class care they deserve right in their community, well into the future.

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