December 2006 Archives

A dynamic opportunity: Providers see immense need for rural dental training site

From the December 21, 2006 edition of the West Central Tribune.


For more information on the Rice Regional Dental Clinic and Southern MN AHEC, please contact Kathy Huntley, Executive Director of Southern MN AHEC.

Excerpt:
WILLMAR - Over the years, Dr. George Gordon has seen a steady stream of emergency patients with acute dental problems. These patients usually don't have a dentist or can't afford dental care. By the time they show up in Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency department, they're hurting. It frustrates Gordon that he can't do much for them, other than try to line up an appointment with a dentist in the Twin Cities- often the closest place where dentists are still available to see people who are low income and uninsured.

Rice Hospital votes to pursue dental training site project

Rice Hospital votes to pursue dental training site project

From the December 14, 2006 issue of the West Central Tribune.


For more information on the Rice Regional Dental Clinic and Southern MN AHEC, please contact Kathy Huntley, Executive Director of Southern MN AHEC.

Excerpt:
WILLMAR- Rice Memorial Hospital formally decided Wednesday to go ahead with a project to develop a regional dental training site and clinic in partnership with the University of Minnesota. The vote Wednesday by the city-owned hospital's board of directors came after months of discussion. Board members split 5-1 on the decision. Steve Cederstrom cast the single dissenting vote after expressing concern about whether the program will remain financially sustainable. Douglas Allen, Richard Engan, Verna Kelly, Wayne Larson and John Lindstrom voted in favor. Allen said the project is "the right thing to do." "I think the need is clear. I think there will be spin-off benefits to the hospital," he said. "I think it fits right with the mission." The vote authorizes negotiations to begin on an affiliation agreement with the University of Minnesota.

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