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New surgical robot helps patients heal faster

Essentia Health surgical teams are using a new surgical robot called the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to help improve patients’ recovery. “The new Xi robot allows our 15 robotic surgeons to perform a wider variety of surgeries with a minimally invasive approach,” said Dr. Paul Tonkin, a urologic surgeon who heads up the robotics program at Essentia. “For our patients, this often results in faster recovery time, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, fewer…

Prepare your skin for winter at Essentia Skin Renewal Center’s Fall Beauty Event

By Maureen Talarico Essentia Health invites you to the Skin Renewal Center’s Fall Beauty Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 3 at 400 East Third Street in Duluth. The event will feature expert advice from renewal staff, as well as skin care products recommended for use. Aesthetic Consultant and Beauty Event Coordinator Amy Stokes says the event is a great way to get ready for the winter months and update your skin…

Lake Superior College student Swenson wins state Student Knowledge Bowl award

Lake Superior College student Derek Swenson earned a second place award at the recent Student Knowledge Bowl sponsored by the Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists at their annual educational conference. Derek, son of Janice and Scott Swenson of Duluth, is a second-year student in the Radiologic Technology program at Lake Superior College. He recently began a part-time intern position at Essentia Health as an x-ray operator. He is a member of the LSC Radiologic Technology…

Generations Health Care Initiatives elects board officers, adds to board

Generations Health Care Initiatives, a private, Duluth-based foundation that engages the community in improving health for all, especially the underserved, has announced the election of new board officers and the addition of two new board members. New officers include board chair Steve Greenfield, owner of the Greenfield Communications public relations and advertising agency; vice chairJo Ann Hoag, a business owner and retired hospital administrator; and secretary/treasurer Deborah Medlin, CPA, a partner at Wipfli. Newly elected…

St. Scholastica hosts health information management forum

The College of St. Scholastica will host a free public forum on health information management on Friday, Oct. 20, and will welcome alumni of one of its longest-running programs as part of the event. Health Informatics and Information Management is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country, as healthcare organizations continue a shift toward electronic health records. St. Scholastica has taught classes in this field since long before records were computerized; its program started…