About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, non-profit, integrated health system headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. With more than 180 physician on staff throughout our main campus and regional clinics, we offer comprehensive medical services in all areas of primary care, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. Our specialists, trained in more that 40 areas, offer expertise and peace of mind when dealing with complex medical issues.

Colonoscopy: Real Questions, Real Answers from Altru’s Gastroenterology Providers

Colonscopy QuestionsFriend: What’d you get for your 50th birthday?

You: I got a colonoscopy!

Probably not the answer your friend was looking for.

While a colonoscopy isn’t as exciting as a new gadget or as fancy as a new piece …

It’s Not Just Blood Work: Phlebotomists Fill a Crucial Role

Phlebotomist-career-healthcareYou’ve encountered them. They’re the people who draw your blood for tests and make it possible for you to donate during potentially live-saving circumstances.

To each other, they may joke about being “blood suckers” or “vampires,” but to others they’re …

SMART Goals Lead to Success | Here’s How to Make Them

smart-goalsWhile intentions are good, broad goals and lack of planning lead to frustration and poor results. In order to successfully achieve your goals, they must be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

Anthony Morando, performance manager, and Danielle …

Dull Skin Be-Gone | Treatment for a Celeb-Worthy Glow

Skin Care Facial TipsEver notice that celebrities’ skin seems to almost glow? In part, this is due to the work of their high-end make-up artists, but it all starts with skin that’s bright and full of life. While many celebrity treatments are unattainable, …

5 Ways Being a CNA Could Help Your Future Nursing Career

kesha-5Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are an important part of the healthcare team. These hard-working professionals provide much of the one-on-one attention patients require. Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), CNAs deliver hands-on nursing care that includes bathing, dressing,