Carris Health

New telemedicine program offers Rx for ailing hearts

February 17, 2019

New telemedicine program offers Rx for ailing hearts
WILLMAR—Once upon a time, DuWayne Underthun and his wife, Betty, would have been making many snowy trips from their rural Willmar home to the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center in St. Cloud for his congestive heart failure. Instead, he now receives most of his care much closer to home through a newly launched heart failure telemedicine program at Rice Memorial Hospital. An appointment last week, the day after a snowstorm pummeled the region and brought most travel to a standstill, reinforced

Family Practice Medical Center, Carris Health enter into services agreement

January 8, 2019

Family Practice Medical Center, Carris Health enter into services agreement
WILLMAR—In a move that further integrates the delivery of local health care, Carris Health and Family Practice Medical Center announced Tuesday that they have entered into a professional services agreement. Patients will continue to see their Family Practice Medical Center physicians and advanced practice professionals in the same clinic location at Lakeland Health Center in Willmar, the two organizations said in a joint statement. They said patients should not notice any changes to their care