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Congratulations!Esther Lindeman and Essentia Health

HARTZ Search is excited to announce the placement of Esther Lindeman as the new Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center at Essentia Health, in Duluth, MN. Selected after an extensive national search, Esther will be the leader responsible for the daily operation of the new Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and building the ASC’s reputation with physicians, patients, third-party payors, and the community. Ms. Lindeman will initially partner with other leadership team members, developing recruitment plans, operating procedures, training new staff, and preparing for the new facility opening, scheduled for the second quarter of 2022, near downtown Duluth.

Our sincere congratulations to Esther Lindeman and Essentia Health!

Esther joins Essentia Health from Summit Surgery Center, a joint venture between Ascension Sacred Heart and Surgical Care Affiliates in Pensacola, FL. Prior to Summit Surgery, Esther was with Pavilion Surgery Center, a joint venture with St. Lukes and 36 partners, in Duluth, MN.

Ms. Lindeman has over 20 years of ambulatory surgery center and healthcare management experience. Esther earned her nursing degree from Western Wisconsin Technical College and her Bachelor’s degree from Viterbo University.

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 13,800 employees, including more than 2,100 physicians and advanced practitioners. 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, 71 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services, and one research institute.

HARTZ Search is a proud partner of Essentia Health! We look forward to following the continued success of both Esther Lindeman, the new Director, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Essentia Health!