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Dr. Mark Lindquist stands in an emergency trauma room that has been fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The ER has been designated as a Level III trauma unit. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

St. Mary's awarded Level III trauma status

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Although basically following the guidelines for a Level III trauma hospital for years, St. Mary's Innovis Health has officially been recognized with the classification.

"The state of Minnesota has made the push to have a goal of all hospitals in the state registered as trauma certified based on the services they provide," Tom Alinder, RN, said. Alinder serves as St. Mary's ER manager and trauma coordinator.

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