Leaders from CHI St. Gabriel’s Health met with congressional staff in September to speak about the rural hospital’s successful efforts to reduce the flow of opioids into their community.
In partnership with South Country Health Alliance and other Morrison County community organizations, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls has helped 324 patients taper off controlled substances completely, translating to more than 370,000 fewer controlled substance doses entering the community in a year.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan invited CHI St. Gabriel’s Health leadership to Washington to share their results with staff representing members of Congress from across the country.
Read the Minnesota Hospital Association press release here: http://www.mnhospitals.org/newsroom/news/id/2057/rural-minnesota-hospital-to-brief-congressional-leaders-about-successful-opioid-reduction-efforts
Pictured above from left to right: Family practice physician Dr. Kurt DeVine, family practice physician Dr. Heather Bell, Sen. Al Franken, and CHI St. Gabriel’s Health President Lee Boyles – Photo provided by the Minnesota Hospital Association