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Hospital has hotline number Community Memorial Hospital has a new Nurse Hotline number that can be called 24 hours a day if you have health related questions. That number is 218-499-6799. A staff of professional registered nurses will assist...

 

Moose Lake hospital lines up with Essentia

In August, the Mercy Hospital board of directors voted unanimously to request proposals to partner with a larger health care system. On Tuesday, leaders from Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake and Essentia Health announced plans for a formal partnership.... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    October 18, 2019

Walkers remember loved ones who died by suicide

Last Saturday morning marked the fourth time in five years that the Borske family — mom Samantha, daughters Dallas, Makayla and Alexis — and their friends and family made their way to Carlton for... Full story

 
 By Ken Ripp MD    News    October 18, 2019

ON HEALTH: Thank you, caregivers

During another busy day in the clinic, as I see an elderly patient in a wheelchair who is accompanied by family member or members, I am reminded at how lucky the patient is. It is estimated that 80...

 

Got Medicare questions?

Medicare open enrollment began Tuesday and runs through Dec. 7. With it comes the opportunity for beneficiaries to make changes to their Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, if they choose to. The Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line can... Full story

 

Cloquet's health care twins make merger official

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic are joining forces, with the goal of keeping independent local health care thriving in the Cloquet area. The merger came as a surprise for many, some who... Full story

 

Raiter Clinic and Community Memorial Hospital to join forces

Community Memorial Hospital and Raiter Clinic will will join together as one organization as of Jan. 1, 2020. Negotiations leading up to this partnership have been ongoing for many months, according... Full story

 

Wound clinic recognized

Community Memorial Hospital’s advanced wound clinic in Cloquet has received the 2018 Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest wound care provider. The clinic is for individuals with wounds that have not responded to...

 
 By Ken Ripp MD    News    July 19, 2019

Remain vigilant to ward off tick-borne illness

I would say my number is about 20 this year. That is the number of ticks which I have taken off my legs, socks and pants this year. I love to be outside, either running or walking my dogs but there... Full story

 

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