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An architect's sketch shows the Ambulatory Care Center under construction at Mercy Medical Center in Williston an addition driven by the increased demand for services that's been generated by the oil boom in western North Dakota.

Oil patch health-care facilities stressed as populations grow

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WILLISTON -- Mercy Medical Center is dealing with a baby boom and a sharp increase in medical emergencies and clinic visits resulting from the area's oil boom.


The medical center at the hub of the thriving Bakken Formation has $25 million in expansion projects in the pipeline as it scrambles to handle the spike in demand for health services.

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