Healthcare’s Secret Heroes (It’s Not Who You Might Think)

Doctor's hand in blue surgical glove showing thumbs up signFew people look forward to going to the hospital. However, even though no one wants to go to the hospital, the reality is that’s where miracles happen and lives are saved… and, more often than not, a place where your

Fishtail Braids, Painted Nails & Countless S’mores | How Three Young Men Went the Extra Mile for Camp Good Mourning

Jess Gowan, a Camp Good Mourning volunteer and instructor at the University of North Dakota, wrote this open letter to the parents of Deane B., Wade and Wyatt, volunteers at the 2016 Camp Good Mourning.

CGM Volunteers

Coming from a family of …

Shalee Shares What It’s Really Like to Lose a Sibling

Mike & I“It was the worst news of my life,” shares Shalee. “We were all in complete shock. I remember not being able to sleep, not being able to eat, and not feeling like I could go on.”

When Shalee (Bullinger) Lorenz …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Nurses

You probably won’t find “healthy role model” in any nursing job description, but patients—consciously or subconsciously—do look up to their nurses as role models of healthy behavior.

Nursing is an incredibly rewarding career, and it’s also physically, emotionally and …

Meet the Mako™ | Behind the Scenes with Altru Advanced Orthopedics’ Newest Addition

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Darin Leetun and Dr. Jeremy Gardner spend hundreds of hours each month in the operating room at Altru Specialty Center. They fix knees, hips, shoulders and elbows, making sure each joint is either brand new or …

Give It a Spin | How Biking Benefits Altru’s Renal Dialysis Patients

Biking during DialysisOne in three American adults is at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), and approximately 26 million Americans are unaware they have this condition. Research shows obese individuals (or nearly 35 percent of American adults) are at a 23 …

Saving Patients Time, Money and Miles through Altru’s Telemedicine

Kaitlin SiskKaitlin Sisk lives in Mohall, N.D., about four hours from Grand Forks, and still sees Dr. Eric Johnson regularly for her diabetes care.

“I started seeing him when I moved to Grand Forks for college,” explains Kaitlin. “I now …

Expanding Our Reach at Altru Clinic in Crookston

Altru Clinic in Crookston rendering

*Please note: this rendering is the architectural concept and is not the final replica, as plans are still under development.

Accessible and community-focused. Respectful and patient-focused. For more than 95 years, we have been serving Crookston and the Polk County …