MeritCare Restricts Access to MeritCare Medical Center on Oct 11

MeritCare Medical Center, 801 Broadway North, Fargo, received a bomb threat phone call at 11:35 a.m. The phone call activated our emergency command center. At this time, the bomb threat has not been substantiated. We are currently taking all precautions necessary to assess the situation and ensure the safety of all patients and staff. We are currently in the process of closing down access to the hospital. All doors to MeritCare Medical Center are locked until the situation can be assessed. We are diverting ambulances, canceling elective procedures, closing retail services and clearing the hospital of visitors and unnecessary personnel.

Updated: 2:12 p.m.



MeritCare Medical Center, 801 Broadway North, Fargo, received a bomb threat phone call at 11:35 a.m. The phone call activated our emergency command center. At this time, the bomb threat has not been substantiated.

We are currently taking all precautions necessary to assess the situation and ensure the safety of all patients and staff. We are currently in the process of closing down access to the hospital. All doors to MeritCare Medical Center are locked until the situation can be assessed. We are diverting ambulances, canceling elective procedures, closing retail services and clearing the hospital of visitors and unnecessary personnel.

  • MeritCare Patients
    We are asking all patients to not attend appointments scheduled for this afternoon at all downtown locations only:
  • MeritCare Medical Center, 801 Broadway, North including:
    • MeritCare Hospital
    • MeritCare Heart Center
    • MeritCare Broadway Clinic
    • Roger Maris Cancer Center
    • MeritCare Broadway Health Center

    • Patients will be called by MeritCare to reschedule appointments.

    • MeritCare Hospital/Downtown Campus visitors:
      We are asking all visitors and family members to leave this location unless you are actively involved in the care of a patient or are the parent of a minor patient.

    • Oncoming MeritCare Hospital/Downtown Campus employees (including students and residents):
      Associates for the oncoming shifts should report to the Broadway Clinic entrance and proceed to the auditorium at your scheduled time and await further instruction.

    • MeritCare Volunteers
      We are asking all volunteers not to report for their shift today.