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Kanabec Hospital’s Pine City Clinic To Open Soon, Hospital Changes Name

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

As a health system known across the region for its dedicated providers and patient-centric philosophy, Kanabec Hospital will be increasing regional healthcare accessibility with the addition of three new clinics. In fact, the Pine City Clinic, which had it’s ground-breaking last fall, will be opening next week.

The acquisition of Allina clinics in Mora, Hinckley and Pine City, Minnesota, is key to Kanabec Hospital’s ongoing effort to provide individualized, compassionate healthcare, backed by leading technologies and facilities.

For residents of the region, there is further value in uniting the three clinics with Kanabec Hospital, including an expansion of available resources, added convenience and increased integration of care. Kanabec will acquire the Allina clinics on March, 1, 2011 and will begin utilizing a new name, FirstLight Health System at this time.

“The name First Light Health was chosen to signal a new day in our region’s healthcare,” said Kanabec Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Randy Ulseth. “Beneath this new name, the communities we serve will enjoy enriched services and increased access for their healthcare.”

Under the direction of a progressive Board of Directors, Kanabec Hospital is poised to embark on the biggest and most expansive development phase in its history. The initiative to further develop the organization is supported by its mission statement: a commitment to support and improve the health of the communities they serve, maintaining a complement of services to meet the changing needs of those communities.

“This effort will allow us to offer our communities highly specialized care, close to home,” Ulseth said. “As individuals and as an organization, we’re committed to being our area’s healthcare leader, today and in the years to come. It is a privilege to serve as our community’s light of hope in their healthcare needs.”

Kanabec Hospital is located at 301 South Highway 65 in Mora. Main switchboard telephone numbers are 320-679-1212 and 1-800-245-5671. Log online at www.kanabechospital.org.

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