Trinity Hospital AlertUpdate on the fire at the construction site of the new Trinity Health medical campus in southwest Minot: The site is closed and appropriate authorities and experts are investigating the incident. This process will take some time. Until we have sufficient information and recommendations to consider, Trinity Health will not speculate on the impact this event may have on the project timeline. However, our commitment to the city and region is unwavering. We will evaluate the impact of the fire and take any actions necessary to ensure successful completion of the healthcare campus and medical district. Again, we are profoundly thankful no one was injured; the safety and well-being of our patients, community, staff, and project partners are our priority. We deeply appreciate the efforts by local fire, police, and ambulance services to keep people safe from harm during this event.

Puneet Braich, MD, MPH

An ophthalmologist at Trinity Regional Eyecare – Western Dakota, Dr. Braich provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. Originally from Toronto, he studied mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario before earning his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine.  He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and did a fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.  He also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University.  Throughout his medical education Dr. Braich performed with distinction, earning numerous awards.  He’s also been a passionate volunteer, performing ophthalmic surgeries for charitable organizations in India and the developing world.  A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Dr. Braich enjoys Canadian winter sports, basketball, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and spending time with his family.


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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