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These traveling nurses book their temporary contracts, usually about 13 weeks, through various agencies and can make as much in a week as a regular staff nurse earns in a month, according to one of the travelers. However, a human resources director at Essentia Health said much of the demand is being driven by the pandemic and, once the case numbers recede, many of those contractual positions will no longer be necessary.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth of 12% for registered nurses between 2018 and 2028. The number of jobs for nurse practitioners — who often provide primary care in clinic settings — is projected to grow by 28%.
Dr. Jeff Horak left his job last week after speaking in favor of "parental freedom" while delivering remarks against a school mask mandate.
Leaders from several long-term care organizations in the state say care facilities are struggling to hire for some 23,000 open positions.

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Sanford’s travelling mammography program currently has over 130 mobile mammogram events scheduled through the end of the year.
Sanford Health's chief physician, Dr. Jeremy Cauwels, said Thursday the health system is moving forward with the mandate because of the growing number of the more contagious and virulent delta variant cases in Sanford's clinical footprint, which spans the Dakotas and Minnesota, and because national health care organizations have endorsed the move.
WeARE The Clinic could access new grant funding sources and accept and help clients with private health insurance.
Counties home to or situated near major hospitals lead the pack.
The location on Highway 10 is meant to bring peace and tranquility as well as easy access.

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Essentia Health and CommonSpirit signed a letter of intent in January for Essentia to acquire more than a dozen CHI facilities in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Former President Donald Trump cited as "driver of vaccine misinformation," but 82% of industry open to becoming vaccinated for COVID-19.
The recent announcement that Sanford plans a partnership with the city of Williston, N.D., to build a clinic and hospital is an example of a growth strategy that will focus on the health system's existing service territory.

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