From a Bad Cold to Life Support, and Back to Normal | Denae’s Altru Moment

denae-and-terry-photoIn spring of 2016, Denae Bayne of Newfolden, Minnesota, thought she had a bad cold. After a diagnosis of common bronchitis, she was sent home with medicine.

Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Denae was feeling lethargic and gloomy. In …

Trisomy 21 Diagnosis: When Plan B is Better

Altru Moment NatalieThis guest blog post was submitted by Maranda Everson of Duluth, Minnesota. She and her husband, Brent, gave birth to their second child, Natalie, at Altru Health System just over a year ago.

As we celebrated our daughter, Natalie’s, first …

Valerie’s World-Class Experience at Altru

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Photo captured by Savannah Hayes, Valerie’s daughter, owner of In His Image Photography.

Twelve major surgeries. Twenty hospitalizations. Ten medical centers. Four states. Over the last 35 years, Valerie McGinty hasn’t been a stranger to medical care.

“I think I’m …

ASTYM Therapy Keeps Matt Running

Astym AMMatt Mutzenberger, 48, began running three years ago. Not long after starting, he began experiencing a variety of injuries ranging from soreness to shin splints. After an initial recommendation from Dr. William Haug Jr., sports medicine, he began therapy …

Whether Selling Cars or Healing Humans, Great Service is Great Service

CraigRead the raving online reviews or talk to anyone who’s purchased a car from sales consultant Craig Croaker at Rydell Cars. It’s clear that great service is his priority.

Craig talks about Altru Health System in a similar fashion: …

Sometimes You Need a (Stair) Lift

Neil and Carol Bursheim have spent the majority of their lives together. They’ve run Neil’s Meat Market in McIntosh, Minn., for 42 years. They have their individual interests and still enjoy the independence of living at home. When Carol was …

Renewed Faith in Health Care

Put yourself in Patricia Pung’s shoes. You’re scheduled for an aortic valve replacement at Trinity Health in Minot, N.D., your hometown. You feel comfortable with your physician, Dr. Christopher Phillips, a heart and lung surgeon who previously worked at …

When Co-Workers Become Caregivers

When Deb Olson rolled over one morning before getting ready for work at Altru, she felt a lump on the side of her breast. “They say if you feel a lump, it shouldn’t hurt,” she said. “This one did.” She …

Altru Moment: Reclaiming the True Sheri

Sheri Anderson has lived in Roseau, Minn., her entire life. She’s full of energy, owns the local movie theater and works at Polaris Industries.

Today, you’d never know she had breast cancer just one year ago.

Sheri was diagnosed in …