In two congressional briefings, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
(CHI St. Gabriel’s) leaders will speak to staff representing members of
congress from across the country regarding the rural hospital’s successful
efforts to reduce the flow of opioids into their community. The Minnesota hospital,
serving the Morrison County population of 35,000 people, has helped 324
patients taper off controlled substances completely. In a year, that translates
to more than 370,000 fewer controlled substance doses entering the community.