Trinity Health (Minot, North Dakota)
|Location||1 Burdick Expressway W., Minot, North Dakota, United States|
|Emergency department||Level II Trauma Center|
|Helipad||(FAA LID: 2ND4)|
|Lists||Hospitals in North Dakota|
Trinity's facilities include two acute care hospitals, several clinics, and a 292-bed long-term care and retirement facility. Trinity has been designated as a Level II trauma center.
During the early 1920s, Lutheran pastors from across the Northwest Territory gathered in Minot, ND, to sketch out plans for a hospital.
In 1922, the Trinity Hospital Association was formed and within weeks ground was broken for a 30-bed hospital unit, the first of four such units to be constructed over the course of a decade.
During the 1970s, Trinity Hospital merged with the Lutheran Home to form Trinity Medical Center. In the early 1990s, Trinity formed its own physician services department – Trinity Medical Group.
On January 1, 1999, Trinity Medical Center changed its name to Trinity Health.
In 1999, the Trinity CancerCare Center was built adjacent to Health Center-Town & Country.
On May 3, 2001, Trinity Health merged with UniMed Medical Center, Medical Arts Clinic and Kenmare Community Hospital under the banner of Trinity Health.
In January 2009, it opened its CancerCare Cottage, a building which accommodations for cancer patients and their caregivers while they are receiving treatment at Trinity Health's CancerCare Center.
In April 2008, it was reportedly considering building a medical park. In January 2009, it bought 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land southwest Minot for a new hospital and medical park. On October 31, 2016, Trinity officially sought rezoning of the land for the expansion from agricultural to general commercial usage. In November 2016, it was reported that Trinity planned to offer $430 million in bonds to fund their expansion and to pay off previously issued bonds. In January 2017, Trinity chose TEG Architects of Jeffersonville, Indiana to design and coordinate the construction of their new expansion.
In August 2013, patients receiving contracted blood work and podiatry services from Trinity contracted Hepatitis C. Fifty-two individuals were infected, including 48 residents or former residents of ManorCare Health Services.
According to CDC data, the North Dakota outbreak accounted for one-fourth of all hepatitis cases nationally since 2008 and has been called the second-largest outbreak of Hepatitis C.
In March 2015, HCR Manor Care and 21 victims sued Trinity after it became clear that Trinity was the more likely source of the outbreak. HCR Manor Care and the 21 victims alleged that an employee of Trinity's outpatient laboratory service reused needles and didn't follow infection control practices.
In September 2016, Trinity reached a confidential, out-of-court settlement with 21 of the victims.
Dr Marc Eichler
In October 2015, Dr Marc Eichler, a neurosurgeon employed by Trinity Health, was arrested for allegedly exchanging pictures of his genitals via Snapchat with two girls under 15, and he is alleged to have fondled one of them when she was babysitting. On October 29, 2015, Eichler was charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony, and two counts of luring minors by computer, both Class B felonies. On October 7, 2016, Eichler's trial was rescheduled. In February 2017, Eichler changed his plea and agreed to plead guilty to one count of production of child pornography.
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- Ellison, Ayla. "Trinity Health to sell up to $430M in bonds to finance new hospital".
- "Local architectural firm designs $275M medical center - Insider Louisville". 5 January 2017.
- Rege, Alyssa. "Trinity Health, 21 hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement".
- "First hepatitis C lawsuit filed over North Dakota outbreak". 2 May 2014.
- "ManorCare blames contractor for hepatitis outbreak in new filing". 16 October 2015.
- "ManorCare sues podiatry services provider over historically large hepatitis outbreak". 2 July 2014.
- "Neurosurgeon charged with sex abuse".
- "Trinity Neurosurgeon Has Been Charged With Gross Sexual Impo..."
- Inc., Midwest Communications. "Child porn trial for former Minot neurosurgeon rescheduled".
- "Sentencing date set for Eichler - News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily News".