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The campus of ESSENTIA HEALTH ST. MARY'S in Detroit Lakes has been transformed in the last few years, with several major additions and demolition projects at the hospital, clinic and nursing home, as well as St. Mary's EMS, which has a new home on the hospital campus.

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In the past five 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 is now Essentia Health St. Mary's, and MeritCare has become Sanford Health -- there have been big infrastructure 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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