Published on June 06, 2022

Essentia Health-Fosston temporarily redirects labor and delivery services

Essentia Health-Fosston is temporarily redirecting labor and delivery services, effective immediately. This is expected to last through September 2022 and is due to current program constraints and staffing limitations.

“All of us at Essentia recognize the impact that this will have on our community, which is why planning is currently underway in preparation for a restart of labor and delivery services in the fall,” said Callen Weispfennig, Essentia Health-Fosston administrator. “We are fully committed to continuing OB services with a focus on quality, safety, compliance, patient experience and employee satisfaction.”

Shared care and support are being provided by Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes and Essentia Health-Fargo. Prenatal OB services will remain available at Essentia Health-Fosston.

Patients are being notified of this change and are encouraged to make plans for delivery at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Detroit Lakes or Essentia Health-Fargo.