Published on April 27, 2018

Essentia Health update on Husky Refinery Incident

Patient Information

Essentia Health staff cared for a total of 16 patients Thursday, April 26, in response to the incident at Husky Refinery.  One male patient, who suffered a blast injury, was admitted to St. Mary’s Medical Center and is listed in good condition. No other information on the patient will be released at this time and the patient’s family asks for privacy and time to heal.

The four other patients seen at St. Mary’s Medical Center yesterday afternoon were treated and released.  The five patients seen at St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior were all treated and released.

St. Mary’s Medical Center Emergency staff cared for an additional six patients Thursday evening – all patients suffered minor, evacuation-related injuries, and were treated and released.

In addition to the regularly scheduled staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Emergency Department, extra providers brought in to care for the injured included:

  • 10 Emergency Department physicians
  • 3 trauma surgeons
  • 2 trauma nurse practitioners
  • 1 neurosurgeon
  • 3 orthopedic surgeons
  • 2 anesthesiologists
  • 1 plastic surgeon
  • Additional nursing staff and support staff
  • Both General Surgery and Critical Care/Medical teams were placed on alert.


Facility Information
The Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior is reopening at 9 a.m. today. We are currently working to reopen the entire hospital.
The Superior Clinic and Convenient Care are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. today. Patients who had appointments scheduled for today were rescheduled to other sites, and should proceed to those sites for care.
The Superior Clinic Pharmacy is open. The pharmacy adjacent to Convenient Care at Super One will reopen at 9 a.m. today.

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