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History of the Hazen Hospital: Celebrating 75 Years

In the fall of 1918, Hazen got an inadvertent and temporary hospital when its new school building was equipped with 24 beds and a staff of five Bismarck nurses to cope with the Spanish influenza epidemic. The facility closed shortly after. There was not even a temporary hospital when a sleeping sick ness (encephalitis) epidemic hit the community in the spring of 1923.

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Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Hazen Memorial Hospital Association will be held on Thursday, October 27 at Hazen City Hall. Free blood pressure screenings will begin at 5:00 p.m. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the business meeting following at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Welcome Dr. Ann Ruffo

Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center are pleased to welcome Ann Ruffo, DO, to our team. Dr. Ruffo will primarily be serving patients at CCCHC Hazen. She will also be providing care in the emergency room at SMC.

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SMC Foundation Golf Tournament

The 17th Annual SMC Foundation Charity Golf Classic was held June 18 with seventeen teams participating. The goal of this event is to assist SMC Foundation is securing funding needed to help SMC continue to provide quality healthcare close to home.

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SMC Foundation to Hold 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic

The Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 18. The goal of this event is to assist SMC Foundation is securing funding needed to help SMC continue to provide quality healthcare close to home.

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April is Donate Life Month

Observed every year in April, National Donate Life Month helps raise awareness about donation, encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the perfect opportunity to talk to your medical provider about any concerns or schedule a colonoscopy.

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Sakakawea Medical Center Named a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Sakakawea Medical Center has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

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Giving Hearts Day 2022

Local businesses Union State Bank and Stroup Insurance have provided the SMC Foundation with $3,000 in match funds to kick off Giving Hearts Day. Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. As the longest-running giving day in the country, GHD has helped charities raise more than $112 million since its founding.

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SMC Foundation Holds Annual Fund Drive

Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive for 2021-2022 has begun! The purpose of this fund drive is to secure the finances needed for SMC to continue to meet current and future healthcare needs in our area. This is an opportunity for you as an individual to make an impact on the health and well-being of your community.

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