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Essentia Health
We are honored and privileged to welcome the Mid Dakota Clinic family to Essentia Health.


Essentia Health and Mid Dakota Clinic are excited to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Mid Dakota Clinic to join Essentia, which is currently planned to take effect Oct. 1.

Guided by its belief that everyone deserves access to expert, affordable and prompt health care, Essentia has a long history of successfully serving rural communities. Mid Dakota Clinic patients will continue to receive that level of care from the physicians they know and trust at their current locations. They also will have greater access to the wide range of specialists at Essentia Health.

Essentia’s impact involves more than providing high-quality, integrated care, says Dr. Bill Heegaard, president of Essentia’s West Market and an emergency medicine physician.

“Our mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives extends beyond the walls of our facilities,” Dr. Heegaard said. “We support the communities we’re privileged to serve and immerse ourselves in them. Further, we’re honored to bring that same commitment to the Bismarck-Mandan area and carry on the rich legacy of Mid Dakota Clinic and its care teams.”

Essentia and Mid Dakota Clinic will work together to make this transition as seamless as possible for our patients and staff.

“Together, we can offer a greater continuity of care between the clinic and new specialties,” said Dr. Andrew Wilder, president and board chair of Mid Dakota Clinic and radiology physician. “That has been our primary consideration throughout this process — how we could best expand options and access to health care for our patients.”

About Essentia Health
Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of about 14,700 employees, including more than 2,100 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, joy, justice, stewardship and teamwork. The organization lives out its mission by having a patient-centered focus at 14 hospitals, 73 clinics, six long-term care facilities, six assisted and independent living facilities, six ambulance services and one research institute. For more information, visit


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