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Essentia Health to require COVID vaccine as condition of employment

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Essentia Health’s patients and communities have counted on it for support, protection and to continue providing the high-quality care they deserve. That responsibility is a privilege, and it demands that Essentia continues to do all it can to keep patients safe. Accordingly, after careful consideration, Essentia will require all staff members...

Essentia Health makes it easier to track medications

By Anthony Matt Essentia Health is launching a new service called SyncPack, a custom medication-packaging option that will make it easier for patients who take multiple medications and at different times throughout the day. The packaging will securely organize medications by date and time in individual compartments. This makes it easier for patients by eliminating...

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center ranked among top hospitals

By Tony Matt The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list recently was released, and Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth is tied for fourth-best among 141 hospitals evaluated in Minnesota. St. Mary’s Medical Center is the top-ranked hospital in Northeastern Minnesota. “It’s truly an honor to be ranked among the top hospitals...

Essentia Health’s pharmacy services expanding in Wisconsin

By Anthony Matt SUPERIOR — Essentia Health is opening a new pharmacy in Superior on July 12 to better serve our patients in the area. “The Essentia Health Superior Belknap Pharmacy will be a convenient location for patients to receive pharmacy services, including all their retail needs, specialty medication pick-up and immunizations,” said Kenzie Hohman,...

Essentia Health relaxes visitor restrictions

As the prevalence of COVID-19 declines across our region, Essentia Health is returning to pre-pandemic patient visitation at its hospitals and clinics. Like many health systems, Essentia responded to the public health crisis in spring 2020 by limiting visitors to its facilities. This was done to protect the patients, staff and the communities it serves....

Patient surveys highlight ‘excellent’ Essentia Health providers, facilities

Patient surveys highlight ‘excellent’ Essentia Health providers, facilities

Each year, Essentia Health contracts with Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to randomly survey patients about their experiences in hospitals and clinics. PRC uses results from these surveys to rank Essentia physicians, staff and facilities within its national database of approximately 400 health care organizations. The 2021 awards are based on patient surveys conducted throughout 2020....

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