Lakes Medical Center doctors mark merger
Four of the founders of the Lakes Medical Center met at the Holiday Inn to remember the event. They are: Dr. Ernest Lorentzen, Dr. Mark Odland, Dr. Robert Watson, Edsel Gunderson, administration, Dr. John Emery and Dr. William Henke. Drs. Emery and Henke joined the clinic a short time later helped celebrate the occasion.
The Lakes Medical Center was formed by a merger of three clinics in August of 1972. They were the Detroit Lakes Clinic, the Lake Region Clinic and the Lake Park Clinic. At the time of the merger, there were nine physicians serving the Detroit Lakes area.