Trinity Hospital Alert – Early in the evening on March 22, a fire of unknown origin broke out at the construction site of the new Trinity Health medical campus in southwest Minot. We have confirmed there were no injuries. Please continue to avoid the area so emergency crews can do their work. We expect fire investigators to be at the site through next week at least, and will share updates as we receive them. Many thanks to local fire and law enforcement officials for their response and for keeping the community safe.

David Jacobs, MD

Dr. David Jacobs specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and disease, providing expert care for people with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and other problems affecting the retina. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Jacobs graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine on merit scholarships with academic honors. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wake Forest University Eye Center where he served as co-chief resident. He completed his vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, the top rated eye hospital in the nation.  Dr. Jacobs has published peer-reviewed papers, international meeting abstracts, surgical videos, and lectured on many topics including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal vascular occlusive disease, posterior uveitis, and endophthalmitis. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. He is fluent in Spanish and spends his free time with his wife and four children.


Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems.

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