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2016 Press Releases
  • Trinity Homes Welcomes Germ-Zapping Robot
    First Long Term Care Facility in N.D. to Deploy Innovative Technology

      Released on 2016-08-19
      (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health has expanded its fleet of germ-zapping robots. The pulsed xenon UV robots quickly disinfect surfaces using ultraviolet light hundreds of times more intense than sunlight. Last spring, Trinity Health became an early adopter of the UV disinfection technology by deploying two of the sanitizing systems at its acute care hospital. Now, Trinity Homes has become the first long term care facility in North Dakota to incorporate the devices into its infection control practices. In the case of both facilities, the robots were purchased with funds provided by the Trinity Health Foundation Board. Brenda Lokken, director of Infection Control at Trinity Homes, says the robots provide an extra layer of protection for nursing home residents. “We take our mission to maintain a safe environment for our residents very seriously,” Lokken said. “The XENEX room disinfection system incorporates germicidal UV-C ...
    Trinity Homes Welcomes Germ-Zapping Robot
First Long Term Care Facility in N.D. to Deploy Innovative Technology
Johann, a germ-fighting robot, became the newest member of Trinity Homes’ Housekeeping staff, which includes, from left, Ian Matzke, Sook Fahs, Dave Pope, Tara Sexton and Robin Barnett. Housekeeping Director Pope named the robot after Johann Ritter, best known for his discovery of ultraviolet light in 1801.
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  • Field Work Continues on New Medical Park
      Released on 2016-08-03
    (MINOT, ND)—  Crews and equipment in southwest Minot are taking advantage of the warm, dry weather to make sure Trinity Health’s proposed new hospital campus ...
  • Rehabilitation Specialist Joins Trinity Health
      Released on 2016-07-26
    (MINOT, ND)—  Shelley A. Killen, MD, a physiatrist board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has joined Trinity Health. Dr. Killen helps ...
  • Pediatricians Offer Sports Physicals
      Released on 2016-07-26
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health pediatricians are offering sports physicals by appointment. The North Dakota High School Activities Association requires athletes to have a pre-participation ...
  • Trinity Health Makes National ‘Most Wired’ List for Eighth Time
      Released on 2016-07-06
    (MINOT, ND)— For the eighth time in recent years, Health & Hospitals Network magazine has named Trinity Health among the nation’s Most Wired health systems. ...
  • Family Birth Center Converts to Controlled-Access Unit
      Released on 2016-07-05
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health is about to add an extra measure of security for its tiniest hospital patients. Starting next month, Trinity Hospital’s Family ...
  • Trinity Health Foundation Announces Matching Funds for Nursing Scholarship Donations, Effective Through July 15
      Released on 2016-06-23
    (Minot, N.D.)–Trinity Health Foundation announced Tuesday that it’s taking a proactive stance in encouraging students to go into the nursing field through matching donations to ...
  • Experienced Neurosurgeon Joins Trinity Health
      Released on 2016-06-22
    MINOT, ND)— Charles O. Wood, a board certified neurosurgeon with more than 30 years of experience providing surgical care to people with brain and spinal disorders, ...
  • Trinity Strengthens Breast Cancer Arsenal Ensures Every Patient has Access to 3D Mammography
      Released on 2016-06-20
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health has stepped up its 3-dimensional mammography program, adding a second 3D machine at its Breast Imaging Center in Minot and installing a ...
  • Trinity Associate Receives Guard Award
      Released on 2016-06-16
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health associate Chelsie Haaland, MS, CCC-SLP, has received the "Patriotic Employer" award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), ...
  • Sclerotherapy Addresses Small Varicose and Spider Veins
      Released on 2016-05-23
    (MINOT, ND)— People with spider veins or small varicose veins have a smart new option available for treating the unsightly and sometimes painful vessels.
  • ‘Code Yellow’ Drill Coincides With Severe Weather Week
      Released on 2016-04-27
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health today conducted a Code Yellow drill throughout its Minot, Williston and rural clinic facilities. A Code Yellow indicates severe weather is ...
  • Pathogens Won't Have a Chance With Germ-Zapping Robot
      Released on 2016-04-07
    (MINOT, ND)— Charge of the Light Brigade is a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, but it also serves as an apt metaphor for the latest innovation ...
  • Relax, and Leave the Reminders to Trinity Health
      Released on 2016-03-30
    (MINOT, ND)--With busy lifestyles and work schedules, trying to make sure you don’t miss a medical appointment can be a hassle. With ...
  • Trinity Regional Eyecare Acquires Fixed Excimer Laser
      Released on 2016-03-09
    (MINOT, ND)— Patients at Trinity Regional Eyecare–Minot Center are now enjoying greater flexibility in scheduling LASIK and other vision correction procedures that rely on excimer laser ...
  • Trinity Health Achieves Blue Distinction for Maternity Care
      Released on 2016-02-22
    (MINOT, ND)—  The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has designated Trinity Health’s Family Birth Center a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. The Blue Distinction ...
  • Trinity Employees Honored for Years of Service
      Released on 2016-02-19
    (MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health paid tribute to its long-term employees Tuesday (Feb. 16) at a service awards banquet at The Grand. Certificates were presented to ...
  • Minot Couple Gives Birth to New Year’s Baby
      Released on 2016-01-01
    (MINOT, ND)— It took nearly all of New Year’s Day, but Trinity Hospital finally recorded its first birth of 2016. On January 1st at 7:46 ...


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