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“When it became time to choose my field, it was obvious that rural family medicine would allow me to be the doctor I always dreamed of becoming,” she said. “Health care is a partnership and I look forward to building relationships in this community and with my future patients.”
The nurses' union and hospital management remain at odds over pay, staffing levels and whether nurses should have more say in staffing decisions.
The health care system claims the Minnesota Nurses Association failed to include Essentia Health-Duluth in its list of facilities that received a strike notice.
Through the use of innovative technology new to Avera Health, breast cancer patients need not have a long wire hanging from their breast ahead of tumor removal procedures.
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The Minnesota Nurses Association, which announced plans for 15,000 nurses to strike for three days starting Sept. 12, said Thursday they still plan to hold their strike, despite the charges.
The strike, which includes 15,000 nurses across 16 hospitals in the Twin Cities, Twin Ports and Moose Lake, will begin Sept. 12.

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The vote among 15,000 Minnesota Nurses Association members was "overwhelmingly" in favor of the strike, according to MNA.
This is the first time Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes has received the honor, ranking 17th out of 819 in the “small community hospitals” category.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and NYU Langone Hospitals were ranked second and third in the U.S. News & World Report list.

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