October 25, 2014


Top Stories

Dr. Jonathan Haas, Orthopedics, ACMC-Willmar

Hip Replacements Take a Big Step Forward

In 2011 63-year-old Kathryn Palmquist fell and broke her hip.  She underwent hip repair surgery, and a pin was placed in her femoral head to piece her hips back together. Since then she’s been in constant pain. Everything was more difficult—even simple things others may take for granted, like walking. Kathryn was having a hard time getting around. Then Dr. Jonathan Haas, … [More]

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, get help. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

How to Recognize and Respond to Suicide Warning Signs

What if I told you one death could be prevented every 40 seconds. Now what if I told you every year more than 800,000 people take their own life. Suicide is the second leading cause of those 15 to 29 years old and the fifth leading cause of death among those 30 to 49 years old. And according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 90 percent of … [More]

Tamara Berg, PA Student at ACMC

The Path from Dietitian to Physician Assistant

Tamara Berg—formerly Tamara Hein, she recently got married—was a dietitian at ACMC in Willmar until she decided to go to school to become a physician assistant (PA). Now she’s back completing her clinical rotations. She first got the idea of going back to school several years ago while working with Teri Larson, a former physician assistant in oncology. Teri earned her … [More]

How the New Breast Density Law May Affect You

How the New Breast Density Law May Affect You

Beginning this month health care facilities in Minnesota that perform mammography will be required by law to notify women in writing if they have dense breast tissue. Mammography is available at ACMC clinics throughout our system, and we’re taking the steps necessary to help educate our female patients about what the breast density information means. “This new law … [More]