October 2004

St. Joseph's in Dickinson Hosts Congressional Representative, Social Security Commissioner

Representative Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Jo Anne Barnhart, commissioner of the Social Security Administration, recently toured St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson, N.D., to view a national model project. St. Joseph's is one ofthree sites in North Dakota that enables citizens to speak with Social Security Administration representatives in the state office via Web-based interactive video conferencing. The model project is an effort to develop ways for people who live in rural areas to avoid driving long distances when Social Security requires an interview. For more information, contact Dina Maas of St. Joseph's at dinasailer@catholichealth.net.