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Essentia Health DL gets new president

Essentia Health has promoted Peter Jacobson to the position of president of Essentia Health St. Mary's Detroit Lakes (EHSM) and senior vice president (SVP) of Essentia Health West Region-Minnesota Market.

This selection was reviewed and decided upon by the Boards of Directors of Essentia Health-West Region and St. Mary's Detroit Lakes and this appointment goes into effect immediately.

As President of EHSM, Jacobson will act as the senior administrative leader of our community-integrated health system.

Jacobson will lead in partnership with a medical dyad, which will be EHSM's Chief Medical Officer, a position that is currently open and under active recruitment.

Serving as SVP of the western Minnesota Market for Essentia Health, Jacobson and his regional dyad partner, Dr. Richard Vetter, will have senior operational accountability for the West Region's integrated community health systems and clinics across western Minnesota as well as clinics in southeastern North Dakota (Wahpeton, Hankinson, Lisbon) that are aligned through a leadership relationship with their Graceville, MN operations.

Jacobson joined Essentia Health in 2008 initially as Vice President and then as SVP of Clinic and Regional Operations for Innovis Health and now Essentia Health-West Region.

He has over 20 years of senior healthcare leadership experience gained through his past positions with critical access hospitals, community hospitals and multi-state integrated health systems and now Essentia Health.