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Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week — April 21‐27

There are approximately 300,000 practitioners of clinical laboratory science in the United States. Since the development of this career group in the 1920s, the clinical laboratory science professional has played an increasingly vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease. Today, the clinical laboratorian is a key member of a health care team. For all you do, thank you!

Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal Country Community Health Center to Launch Epic Electronic Medical Record

HAZEN, N.D. — On April 1st, Sakakawea Medical Center (SMC) and Coal Country Community Health Center (CCCHC) will launch Epic in the medical center and primary care clinic location sites. Epic is the most widely-used and comprehensive electronic health records system and provides a platform for integrated care to ensure patients have convenient digital access to their health information.

EXTRAORDINARY NURSES RECOGNIZED AT SAKAKAWEA MEDICAL CENTER

Hazen, ND ‐ Nurses at Sakakawea Medical Center are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

Mental Health First Aid Training

1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health condition this year. This course teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. Join us on Friday, April 12, from 8 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. at the Energy Wellness Center in Beulah. To register call Melissa at 7018736108. The cost of this course is free if you live in the service area or have been a patient at the clinic in the last year. Out of service area cost of this training is $50.

LeadLocal — April 4, 9:00 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m., Beulah Civic Center

LeadLocal is training for aspiring, elected and appointed leaders serving on boards, councils and committees. The training will help participants feel better prepared to serve; recognize components of an effective meeting; understand different personality styles and how they can effectively work together; and use effective tools when dealing with conflict. To register or for more information contact the Mercer County‐NDSU Extension office at 7018735195.