Thief River Falls Welcomes New ED Medical Director

Thief River Falls ED Medical Director Dr. Justin Harrington

The new Emergency Department Medical Director at Thief River Falls, MN, Dr. Justin Harrington, recently offered insight into what sets the facility apart from other critical access hospitals in smaller communities. A culture committed to growth, an updated facility, and a combination of technology and specialists make Thief River a surprisingly urbanized facility in rural […]

How Locums Can Get the Most Out of Orientation

Two male doctors and a female doctor sitting in hospital orientation

Sometimes hospital orientations are seen by locums as a tedious, time-consuming process. You don’t want to waste a whole day listening to presentations and filling out paperwork; what you want to do is start seeing patients. However, orientation is a unique opportunity to learn more about the hospital’s culture, policies, and mission and to introduce […]

National Women Physicians Day

On Feb. 3rd, we celebrate National Women Physicians Day-the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell. Blackwell was born in 1821 and became the first woman to practice medicine in the United States.  Several medical schools rejected Blackwell before being accepted by Geneva Medical College in New York. After graduating first in her class in 1849, Blackwell continued […]

Hospital Residency Awards Target Underserved Communities

Residency providers taking notes while accompanying doctor on rounds

This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the first round of Medicare-funded physician residency positions to teaching hospitals in geographic regions identified as Health Professional Shortage Areas. These are areas identified as having a shortage of primary and mental health providers. The awards went to 100 hospitals in 30 states, including Iowa, […]