January 2013: Around the State

University of Mary and Dickinson State University Form Partnership The University of Mary has partnered with Dickinson State University (DSU) to offer master’s-level degrees in education, business, nursing and counseling in Dickinson beginning in March of this year. In addition, the colleges have agreed to explore the possibility of a 4 + 1 accelerated module.… [More…]

BCBSND maintains high credit rating from S&P

FARGO — (Nov. 28, 2012) Noridian Mutual Insurance Company, which does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), received an A-minus rating with a “stable” outlook from Standard & Poor’s for the fourth year in a row. In its rating, S&P noted that BCBSND’s expense ratio of 8.2 percent is well below… [More…]

BCBSND seeks champions of healthy activity across North Dakota as The Official Sponsor of Recess

2013 rural grants will stimulate new thinking and collaborative projects between rural providers and communities FARGO, N.D. — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) wants to encourage rural health care providers to be champions of healthy activity in their communities. As part of the insurer’s role as The Official Sponsor of Recess, BCBSND… [More…]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota sponsoring free Medicare workshops for seniors

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) will sponsor free Medicare workshops for seniors in four North Dakota cities this month along with Farmers Union Insurance. The workshops will be held in Grand Forks on Oct. 15, Bismarck on Oct. 17, Fargo on Oct. 18 and Minot on Oct. 23. The workshops… [More…]

North Dakota health care awards honor facilities for improved care coordination

FARGO — Ten North Dakota health care facilities have been presented with awards for their innovative and groundbreaking efforts to improve the coordination and quality of care delivered to patients, while simultaneously holding down health care costs. The organizations from throughout the state were honored for their work with an innovative statewide program introduced by… [More…]

North Dakota health care awards presented in Fargo on Sept. 25

WHAT: Please join Paul von Ebers, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), State Health Officer of the North Dakota Department of Health Dr. Terry Dwelle, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, as they honor North Dakota health care facilities and providers at the first annual Innovations in Health Care Awards… [More…]