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Essentia Health, Marshfield Clinic Health System sign integration agreement

MARSHFIELD, WI— Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System have entered into an agreement to form a new integrated regional health system.

The new system will serve rural and mid-urban communities across four states, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula, and North Dakota.

It aims to bring greater access to primary, specialty, and hospital care through a network of 3,800 providers and 150 sites of care, including 25 hospitals.

Essentia and Marshfield signed a memorandum of understanding in October 2022. They hope to come together formally by the end of this year, pending regulatory approval.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.