ND STAR receives grant from Dakota Medical Foundation for emergency childbirth training

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GRAND FORKS, N.D.— North Dakota Simulation, Teaching, and Research for Healthcare Education (ND STAR) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a grant from the Dakota Medical Foundation to support "Drive-by Simulation: In-situ Simulation Training for ND Critical Access Hospitals." The project was designed to provide critical access hospital staff in the area served by the Dakota Medical Foundation the opportunity to receive training in an emergency childbirth experience. The grant will cover travel expenses for the necessary staff to accomplish the project during August and September.

The following hospitals will participate in the training:

  • Carrington Health Center
  • Cooperstown Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake
  • Essentia Medical Center, Fargo
  • Sanford Medical Center, Fargo
  • Unity Medical Center, Grafton
  • St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey
  • Sanford Hillsboro Medical Center
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center
  • Lisbon Area Health Services
  • Sanford Mayville Medical Center
  • Nelson County Health System, McVille
  • Northwood Health System
  • Oakes Community Hospital
  • First Care Health Center, Park River
  • Mercy Hospital, Valley City
  • Wishek Community Hospital

ND STAR's mission supports the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in using comprehensive interactive simulation for regional multidisciplinary health care education, training and research. ND STAR is also the managing entity for Simulation in Motion–North Dakota, which provides simulation outreach for the state, especially to rural EMS units and critical access hospitals.

The Dakota Medical Foundation leads initiatives to measurably improve health and access to health care, helps build exceptional nonprofit organizations that produce superior results, and actively seeks and invests in breakthrough ideas to vastly improve the health of people in the region.

Since 1996, DMF has invested $68 million to operate initiatives, provide funding and help improve the results of more than 400 organizations in the region. DMF and Impact Foundation jointly host Giving Hearts Day and the impactgiveback.org website that has processed more than $8 million for charities since 2008. For more information, please see www.dakmed.org.