Primary Training Sites
Essentia Health, headquartered in Duluth, Minn., is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations in the summer of 2010, bringing together the resources of its member organizations – SMDC Health System, Innovis Health, Brainerd Lakes Health and the Essentia Institute of Rural Health.
Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 12,800 employees, including 1,500 physicians and credentialed practitioners, whose mission is to provide high quality care while making patients feel known and understood. The organization is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork, and delivers on its promise to be “Here With You” in 18 hospitals, 68 clinics, eight long-term care facilities, two assisted living facilities, four independent living facilities and one research institute.
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center is the region’s largest hospital. It has a nationally ranked Level II trauma center with multiple intensive care units, including the region’s only ICUs for newborns and children. In the summer of 2010, St. Mary’s Medical Center joined Essentia Health, an integrated health system serving a population of 460,000 patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho.
- Emergency Services
- Level II Trauma Center
- Neuro Trauma Center
- Intensive Care Units
- Trauma Care/Critical Care
- Surgical Services
- St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital
- Heart & Vascular Center
- Life Link III Helicopter Transport
Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic
The Duluth Clinic is a nationally-recognized multi-specialty group with more than 400 physicians covering 44 medical specialties and subspecialties, who work in the Essentia Health system’s hospitals and clinics.
- Behavioral Health
- Burn Center
- Cancer Center
- CyberKnife Center
- Digestive Health Center
- Duluth Children’s
- NeuroScience Center
- Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth
St. Luke’s was the first hospital in the city of Duluth. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church founded it in 1881 in response to a typhoid epidemic that was ravaging the city. What began in a small room above a blacksmith’s shop has grown into a regional health care system. St. Luke’s is now a multi-specialty hospital in Duluth and 34 primary and specialty clinics throughout northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. St. Luke’s initiated the first coordinated trauma program in the region-a program that earned it the honor of being the region’s first federally designated Regional Trauma Center, as well as the first to be verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.
- Regional Cancer Center
- Regional Trauma Center
- St. Luke’s Pavilion Surgery Center
- St. Luke’s Clinic Building