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March 8, 2018
Essentia CEO says Duluth shakeup won't slow downtown plans
DULUTH — The abrupt departure of three top Essentia Health executives this week will not affect the organization's plans to make a major...
March 8, 2018 - 7:17pm
February 22, 2018
Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report
DULUTH—A sexual assault on a patient in Hibbing is among 341 "adverse health events" that occurred at Minnesota hospitals and surgical centers between October 2016 and October 2017, according to an annual report released Thursday, Feb. 22. The events ranged from falls resulting...
February 22, 2018 - 6:00am
February 12, 2018
St. Scholastica initiative brings social work students into medical settings
DULUTH—As a social work intern in the Twin Cities, Najma Mohamed hears traumatic stories from her fellow Somali immigrants every day. "These...
February 12, 2018 - 6:51pm
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
Recovering opioid addicts will have greater access to a maintenance drug, especially in rural areas, under a measure announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a Minnesota expert on addictions said. The new regulation gives nurse practitioners and physician...
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 18, 2018
Flu hitting nursing facilities; Record number of outbreaks reported
DULUTH, Minn.—The flu bug has bitten Minnesota's nursing care residents particularly hard this winter, a state health official said. "We've...
January 18, 2018 - 7:10pm
January 4, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of...
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Fargo hospitals weathering IV bag shortage
FARGO — The Essentia and Sanford health systems in Fargo have not been affected by a national shortage of IV saline fluid bags that's been ongoing since last fall, spokespeople said Thursday, Jan. 4. North Dakota's emergency medical equipment stockpile in Bismarck has been tapped...
January 4, 2018 - 8:27pm
December 14, 2017
Essentia envisions multimillion-dollar investment in downtown Duluth campus
DULUTH, Minn.—Essentia Health plans to make its largest investment ever in its Duluth campus over the next few years. "We've made important...
December 14, 2017 - 6:37am
November 21, 2017
Essentia Health says mandatory flu shot policy for workers a success
DULUTH, Minn.—Despite facing legal challenges from three unions, Essentia Health is claiming success for its new flu shot requirement. "What we really want to celebrate is that commitment to safety (of) a large majority of our colleagues who took action to protect our patients...
November 21, 2017 - 6:29pm
November 20, 2017
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
DULUTH, Minn. — The union that represents registered nurses at Essentia Health announced on Monday, Nov. 20, it will file a grievance on behalf of every member fired for failing to comply with the health system's mandatory flu shot policy. But as of late Monday, the day employees...
November 20, 2017 - 9:52pm
November 14, 2017
Judge denies union's motion to block Essentia Health flu-shot mandate
DULUTH, Minn. — With less than a week remaining until Essentia Health's flu shot requirement takes effect, a judge has denied a union's...
November 14, 2017 - 7:28pm
November 4, 2017
Itasca County hospice volunteer resists flu shot: Essentia stands by its mandate
DULUTH — A hospice volunteer in Itasca County may lose her role because she's unwilling to comply with Essentia Health's mandatory flu shot policy. "I'm pretty dedicated to this work, and I don't want to have a flu vaccine," said Noreen Hautala, 58, who lives near Cohasset and...
November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
October 10, 2017
Former WDAY-TV anchor battles back with a positive spirit and minimal painkillers
DULUTH — Kelsey Roseth has gone mountain biking and hiking, swimming and snowboarding. She has ridden on friends' four-wheelers and horses....
October 10, 2017 - 11:10am
August 18, 2017
Air ambulance presence grows, but does Iron Range need two helicopter bases?
EVELETH, Minn.—More isn't necessarily better when it comes to air ambulance service. "Having a helicopter is good for a rural community," said Tom Judge, executive director of LifeFlight of Maine, the only air ambulance service in Maine. "Are more helicopters better? ... At...
August 18, 2017 - 7:19pm
August 14, 2017
Charity-care change at Duluth hospitals questioned
DULUTH, Minn. — A change in charity care policy at Duluth's two hospitals has alarmed some patients. "I'm still trying to figure this out," said Daryl Richter, 59, of Hermantown. "It really starts stinking more and more and it makes me trust Essentia less and less." Hospital...
August 14, 2017 - 9:13pm