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Turtle Mountain Band won't lose IHS hospital


The Indian Health Service has taken emergency action to maintain a hospital in North Dakota.

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians was told the Quentin Burdick Memorial Hospital in Belcourt was going to close due to lack of doctors. But the IHS will send a doctor there this week and start making plans for permanent doctors.

“The best news is that the IHS is taking steps to make sure this will not happen again,” Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said in a press release. “We have doctors on the way in the next month that will be here permanently."

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Belcourt hospital to stay open (The Grand Forks Herald 6/7)
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