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One year after work started to build a new St. Mary’s Medical Center and accompanying clinic space on Essentia Health’s downtown Duluth campus, the construction site tells a story of considerable progress.
The well-being of residents in long-term care and other residential settings is our top priority. Balancing COVID-19 safety and restrictions and our resident’s well-being requires cooperation among our facilities.
Essentia Health’s Orthopedic Urgent Care in Duluth reopens Monday, Sept. 14, five months after closing due to concerns about COVID-19. “Safety will be a top priority as we reopen,” says orthopedics operations administrator Kurt Radke. “We’ve made modifications to ensure that our patients and our staff stay safe.”
As of today – Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Essentia Health Urgent Care-Hermantown is closed until further notice. The Essentia Health-Hermantown Clinic (4855 W Arrowhead Rd) is available for walk-in care. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Essentia Health-Virginia now offers joint-replacement surgery with the MAKO robotic arm. The MAKO robot combines digital planning, computer technology and surgical techniques for accurate and non-invasive hip and knee replacements.
Even during a global pandemic, preventive medical care remains critically important. That’s why Essentia Health is reminding parents to schedule their well-child visits. We understand that COVID-19 fears are keeping some people away from clinics and hospitals. Kari Bulthuis used to harbor those concerns. But the Duluth mother of two said she couldn’t have felt more safe while bringing her oldest son, Gavin, in for a checkup in mid-August. Gavin, 16, had a full physical and received two vaccines.
Dr. Michael Curran, who specializes in clinical and interventional cardiology, is welcoming patients at the Essentia Health Marilyn Covey Heart and Vascular Center in Brainerd. “I chose to specialize in cardiovascular disease because as I was progressing through my career in medicine and training, I realized that I wanted to practice in a specialty where I could not only focus on one organ system, but really make a difference in patient outcomes. I have found that in the practice of cardiovascular disease and more specifically, interventional cardiology,” shares Dr. Curran.
Dr. Linus Leivon, a family medicine physician, is welcoming new patients at the Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic. “I chose Essentia due to the warmth, friendliness and enthusiasm I felt during my job interview,” Dr. Leivon said. “I really like the new clinic and facilities that are available to the patients and employees. I also wanted to live and work in northern Minnesota, where a majority of my close friends live.”
Nurse Practitioner Rachel BeBeau is welcoming new patients in the endocrinology department at the Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic. “I chose Essentia Health because it offered unique opportunities to practice in specialty care,” BeBeau said. “I enjoy endocrinology because it is a cognitive specialty that involves problem-solving. At the same time, it is interactive and allows me to coach and teach patients how to live healthy lives.”
Denisse Broadbent, MD, who specializes in pediatrics is welcoming new patients, including Spanish speaking patients, at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Baxter Clinic. “I find children to be truly fascinating people and working with them is where I feel the most comfortable version of myself,” shares Dr. Broadbent. “In pediatrics, you get to