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Essentia Health moving forward with 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 Essentia Health staff. In May, the board formally approved additional planning, financing and construction for Vision Northland, a major project to transform Essentia’s downtown Duluth campus. “This decision represents an investment in Essentia’s mission, along with the future of Duluth and surrounding areas,” said Essentia…

Dermatology services to be offered at Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic

The Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic is pleased to offer dermatology services at the clinic, at 1542 Golf Course Road, Grand Rapids. Dr. Michael Wolz, an Essentia Health dermatologist based in Duluth, will be at the Grand Rapids clinic several days a month, beginning in October. “I am looking forward to serving the beautiful Grand Rapids area, with its nice people, and making it easier for them to receive dermatologic care,” said Dr. Wolz. Dermatologic services…

Family Health Notebook

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health and the Essentia Institute of Rural Health invite you to a community educational event focused on advanced heart care research. The Learn4Life event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Cardiologist Dr. Katie Benziger, who is director of heart and vascular research at St. Mary’s-Heart & Vascular Center in Duluth, is host of the complimentary event. “In our previous Learn4Life programs, we’ve…

Essentia Health Flu Booths help you protect yourself, your family and the community against influenza

By Maureen Talarico Influenza season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your family and the community by getting vaccinated. The flu vaccine is approved for people six months and older, including people with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions. “Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to keep your family healthy and improve population health,” says Essentia Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Rajesh Prabhu. “The flu…

Essentia Health honors hospice patients

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice invites the public to attend upcoming annual “Service of Remembrance” events throughout the Northland. The services are to remember patients who have died while in hospice, honor their families and friends and thank their caregivers. “These are very special and moving events for our families who have experienced a loss in the past year through Essentia Health hospice,” said Sandee Carlson, who directs Essentia’s hospice program. “It’s a…

Essentia Health Notebook

Dr. Ryan Watson, a general surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic. Dr. Watson earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed a residency in general surgery at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wisconsin. As a general surgeon, Dr. Watson performs common and complex surgical procedures, often using minimally invasive techniques. “One of the reasons I chose surgery as my specialty is because I really enjoy working…