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 …

Sports Advantage powered by EXOS

Sports Advantage FB Powered by EXOSA two-minute performance of grace and strength on the ice. A 16-second 100 meter dash. A 20-minute half in basketball. Adrenaline courses through their veins, their hearts race and sweat beads in anticipation. Countless hours of training, effort and practice …

Impacting Our Community through Healthy Encouragement

700x700-FB_impactImproving health and enriching life often starts in our own backyard. Everyone—our families, our friends, our co-workers and ourselves—could use a little healthy encouragement now and then.

It’s an honor and privilege to positively impact health and quality of life …

Walking Around Altru, Greater Grand Forks and the World

In 2012, Quebec native Jean Béliveau finished his mission to walk around the world, 11 years after he started. For Béliveau, walking around the world started as a question and turned into a journey of discovery.

Although Altru employees aren’t …

Healthy Choices Greater Grand Forks

When you think about Greater Grand Forks, what comes to mind? Cold winters, hockey, aviation, innovation, super nice people, an awesome community?

Unfortunately, there is another thing that is common in Grand Forks. It’s one that many of us struggle …

Driving Distracted: Hands Free is Not Risk Free

Distracted DrivingDo you talk on your phone while driving? Safety experts agree that cell phone use is a dangerous distraction. Distractions now join alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury traffic crashes.

By multitasking, you may think …

Give Your Heart Some Love

Hearts. They’re popping up everywhere lately. Mushy Valentine’s messages pump through our stores, homes and lives. And, just like that, the chocolates are gone, the flowers have wilted, and the hearts disappear. Valentine’s Day is over.

Love yourself. Live healthy.

This year, let’s focus …

#WorldCancerDay

World Cancer DayPeople and organizations across the globe will come together to recognize World Cancer Day on February 4, 2014. Since opening Altru Cancer Center fourteen years ago, we have served more than 5,000 local patients battling a variety of cancers. 

Thanks …

Healthy Relationships at Work: We Each Make a Difference

Guest blogger Karen Mellum, PhD, organizational development consultant at Altru, shares tips for making work happier by creating healthier relationships with co-workers.

I’m new to health care. One of the amazing things I notice about working here is the spirit …

Weighing the Needs of Our Community

CommunityHealth reform is bringing about many changes to our industry. One of these changes is a requirement that not-for-profit hospitals conduct a community health assessment every three years. Altru Health System has embraced this opportunity to reach out to our …