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Clinic Groundbreaking in Stanley

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As one phase is completed another is just beginning.

That's how the Mountrail County Health Center is handling the increase of patients at the emergency room and clinic in Stanley.

Phase two broke ground today to expand and remodel the clinic at a cost of about $2 million.

The clinic improvements will move Mountrail County from six exam rooms to 13 - including office space for traveling specialists.

Since 2009, ER visits have increased by more than 50 percent.

More than $6 million was invested during phase one to enclose the ambulance bay, add a C-T scan room and repurpose an operating room for more emergency space.

(Sue Weston, CFO Mountrail County Health Center) "It has added space to see additional patients. We do have multiple traumas from either oil rig accidents or vehicle accidents because of the increased volume in this part of the state."

Weston says either type of accident usually involves more than one patient, which was part of the reason for the expansion.

Mountrail County will now be better equipped to serve some of the smaller traumas that come in with the use of the new C-T room.

(Doris Brown, CEO Administrator Mountrail County Health Center) "It's less stress on our ambulance service in the county, it's less stress on the patients and hopefully helps us better care for our patients."

A 'phase one' ribbon cutting will be held on Sunday at 2:00.

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