Essentia Health employee receives national award of recognition

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health Clinical Documentation (CDI) Manager Tracy Boldt has been honored with a national award of Recognition of Professional Achievement from the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement…

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St. Luke’s John Strange to retire

St. Luke’s President/CEO John Strange (right) announced he will be retiring in July 2019. Strange joined St. Luke’s in 1992 as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance after…

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Essentia Health has the passport to adventure

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health invites you to “Passport to Adventure,” a community celebration of healthy, active kids and families. It’s from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Essentia…

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Managing the Legal and Financial Aspects of Cancer lecture Tuesday

St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center will host the community event Managing the Legal and Financial Aspects of Cancer on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marshall School Auditorium, as…

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Hillside Farmers Market to open June 19

With support from Essentia Health, the Hillside Farmers Market will provide fresh, healthful and affordable local foods in the Central Hillside neighborhood. The new market will operate every Tuesday from…

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Peterson retires as Generations Health Care Initiatives’ executive director

Generations Health Care Initiatives (GHCI), a private, Duluth-based foundation that supports programs to improve health for all, especially the underserved, is undergoing a change at the top. Jenny Peterson, who’s…

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An Essentia Health patient’s journey to conquer dysphagia

By Maureen Talarico It was odd, thought Dean Grace of Duluth, to be diagnosed with mononucleosis at age 62. “But I didn’t really worry too much about it, because I…

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Essentia Health board of directors approves Vision Northland project

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health’s board of directors has demonstrated its strong commitment to the health of Essentia’s patients, the economic vitality of the community and the work environment for…

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Essentia Health nurse wins national award

By Maureen Talarico Clinical Nurse Specialist Laura Kitch (right), an advanced practice nurse in the Emergency Department at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, has been recognized with a prestigious national…

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Tips to avoid foodborne illness with warmer weather and backyard barbeques

By Teresa Farrell With the warmer weather you may have already started grilling outdoors. Between grilling at home, picnics, family reunions and other outdoor events involving food it’s important to…

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