Virginia Hospital Transitions To Essentia Health

By KBJR News 1

Virginia Hospital Transitions To Essentia Health

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Virginia Regional Medical Center (VRMC) is now part of Essentia Health.

On Wednesday, with months leading up to the transition, Essentia administrators welcomed employees to the VRMC.

New signs were installed with the hospital's new name, Essentia Health-Virginia.

The facility is now part of the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic and Essentia Health- Virginia Medical Arts Clinic.

Dan McGinty, East Region Chief Administrative Officer of Essentia Health, said, "By coming together, we achieve all benefits of integrated healthcare. The real winners are our patients and the community."

A new board of directors, made up of community members and Essentia representatives will have its first meeting this month.

Essentia leaders are evaluating the Virginia facilities and services and plan to add more specialty health care services.

Justin Reis, NNC.