Published on October 12, 2017

Essentia Health-Oklee Clinic celebrates 20 years of delivering care


Contact: Jordan Schroeer
Essentia Health Marketing & Communications
Office: (701) 364-3030
Cell: (701) 630-1270

For two decades, Essentia Health has been providing quality, personal care for people in Oklee and the surrounding area. This anniversary was celebrated with an open house and celebration on October 6.

Before medical care was provided to patients, the building that now houses the clinic was a dental office and insurance agency. Staff members from back then say nurses and administration painted walls and even sewed curtains for rooms before the doors opened as a local, family friendly healthcare facility. The same team exists today, and is a foundational value of the care Essentia provides.

Now, some staff say they enjoy serving the second or third generation of patients.

"The clinic has a personal atmosphere and the staff feel a special connection with the patients," said Shelley Wahlin Quinlan, a Family Practice Physician Assistant. "The community has been very supportive of our clinic and we hope to continue for many years to come."

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