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New emergency dept. director at Essentia

Richard Martin, MD is taking over as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Essential Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

In his new role as Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Martin will provide leadership and clinical management for the emergency department, including working with members of the medical staff to provide emergency services for all patients, monitoring community needs and providing input for disaster planning.

The roles of Medical Director of the ER and EMS Medical Director were previously held by Dr. Mark Lindquist.

"I am looking forward to picking up where Dr. Mark Lindquist left off," says Martin. "He was a great influence on the Emergency Medicine community here in the Detroit Lakes area."

Martin earned his medical degree at the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND and completed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

He has been at St. Mary's since 2005.