Passionate about Patients – Greg Lapp, MD

450x450_Dr LappGreg Lapp, MD, FRCSC, is known for his compassionate and understanding attitude toward patients. When asked about his approach to patient care, Dr. Lapp shared that he makes recommendations to patients as if they were a member of his …

Treating You as She Would Like to be Treated – Laura Andreson, DO

Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Laura Andreson, DO, truly enjoys what she does and is inspired by the partners working alongside her. Dr. Andreson especially enjoys taking care of women through the span of their lifetime and sharing in …

100 Years of Nursing History in Grand Forks

Kolody-Norman, Frances 1914In the early 1900s, Frances Barbara Norman convinced her father to allow her to leave the farm and get an education. She had dreams of being a nurse.

At the end of her first year of training, Frances went home …

Celebrating Our People: Altru Achievement Awards

Do what you canWhether directly caring for our patients, or caring for the people who care for our patients, our people do amazing things every moment of every day.

We recognize the dedication and hard work of physicians and staff through yearly Altru …

Donating Life, Remembering a Life

Organ donation directly influenced Ashley Peterson’s decision to become a registered nurse. At only 14 years old, when faced with a family tragedy, Ashley watched nurses care for her brother with sincere kindness and empathy.

Today, Ashley volunteers for LifeSource

North Dakota’s RN of the Year

We are proud to announce that Autumn Nelson, patient care supervisor of in-patient float pool at Altru Health System, was recently chosen as North Dakota’s RN of the year by the International Nurses Association. With this honor, she will …

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

Nora3She’s approachable, gentle and warm-hearted. Although she doesn’t say much, her presence speaks volumes. And, comparable to her co-workers, providing excellent service is a top priority. Meet Face of Altru, Nora.

Every dog has its day, and Nora, four-and-a-half-year-old …

Face of Altru – Jolene Mikkelson

When I asked Jolene what word best describes her personality, she looked at me, grinning ear to ear. “Enthusiastic,” she said. “I would have to say that I’m an enthusiastic person.”

My conversation with Jolene, occupational therapist in Altru’s Pediatric

Morning Gloria

Morning glory flowers unravel into full bloom in the early morning. At 4:30 a.m., Gloria Delaguardia, an Altru phlebotomist, is doing the same.

Gloria is as lively as can be in the wee morning hours. Between her friendly disposition and …