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This decision-making process has involved ...
This decision-making process has involved the entire administrative team from MeritCare Thief River Falls, including: Heinrichs, managing physician partner; Christine Harff, NWMC chief executive officer; Olson, clinic administrator; Rob Lovejoy, NWMC chief operating officer; Jan Nyflot, clinic financial administrator; and Janell Hudson, NWMC chief clinical officer.
"This team has been working exhaustively to identify what will work best for the integrated operations of MeritCare Health System in Thief River Falls," said Harff
"We are delighted that what could have been a potentially devastating loss of skilled long-term nursing care in this region will be averted because of this purchase by St. Francis," said Chris Harff, CEO of NWMC.
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Northwest Medical Center Board of Directors
We are happy to offer this and especially pleased to partner with Dakota Clinic to benefit the community in this way, "Says NWMC's CEO Christine Harff.
C&NC in TRF stays open - Thief River Falls Times
,We are delighted that what could have been a potentially devastating loss of skilled long-term nursing care in this region, will be averted because of this agreement with St. Francis,, said Chris Harff, chief executive officer of NWMC. St. Francis is just as pleased. ,We are very pleased to have become an important part of the Thief River Falls Community,, said Luvern Hoffman, St. Francis chief executive officer. ,We are confident that the transition will be seamless for the residents and staff.,Staff at NWMC and the C&NC were notified of the agreement last week.Hoffman reiterated that while staff is in the process of applying for positions, he anticipates very few changes and no programmatic changes at the facility, if any, until things settle down and they have time to review how things are done now.
said residents and families have expressed their support for this change to her
. Discussion with St. Francis began in June shortly after the announcement that NWMC
would be exiting long-term care.From the very beginning, Harff
said they had hoped this transition would come to fruition.
said the agreement received unanimous support of the board, but it is not a money-making decision.Harff
said their main concern was for residents, their families and healthcare in the community.