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After Essentia Health St. Mary’s remodeling project, they now have a new entrance to the building. Photo by Brian Basham

Clinic services expand

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In the past few years, the face of health care in Detroit Lakes has undergone some extensive changes.

Besides the changes in name — St. Mary’s Regional Health Center merged with Dakota Clinic and is now Essentia Health St. Mary’s, while MeritCare has become Sanford Health — there have been big infrastructure and personnel changes to both local organizations as well.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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