by Duluth News Tribune
June 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Rocci Lucarelli has lived in Virginia all his life 76 years, the same age as the Virginia Regional Medical Center.
Tags: Business, Health, Iron Range, local, Virginia 4 Comments »
Tread very carefully! There are MUCH smaller providers than yourself that are making it just fine, with backing from no one! Lawyers or no lawyers, if there is ONE shadow of a doubt, think LONG and hard, as after all your t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted, there is NO turning back! It’s so nice to see and use providers that aren’t sewn to one of the larger providers hips!
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I agree- Stay away from Essentia if possible. It has been my experience as a patient with both Essentia and Fairview systems that Fairview was much better for my health issues-
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I would not approve this deal. St. Lukes would be a much better partner in the long run, and has a management culture that focuses on the patient first. The city didn’t pursue St. Lukes aggressively enough and the current management structure at the VRMC, plus the chairman of the hospital commission want Essentia. If they go with Essentia, they will find a lot more people going to Hibbing or Duluth for quality care.
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Interesting article about Essentia. As I recall, Essentia in Duluth is a ‘Heart Hospital’ but… didn’t their cardiothorasic surgeon take a ‘indefinite leave’? I assume those patients are going elsewhere in Duluth, and there is another hospital in Duluth, St. Luke’s. Will Essentia have to change their title? I’ll look forward to further articles on this topic.
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