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Duluth: Dr. Daniel Nikcevich named East Region President and CMO

Dr. Daniel Nikcevich

Oncologist Dr. Daniel A. Nikcevich has been named President and Chief Medical Officer for Essentia Health’s East Region. He has been serving as Interim President and CMO since April.

Two months ago, we asked Dr. Nikcevich to serve as Interim President while we searched for a replacement for departing President Dr. Thomas G. Patnoe. Within weeks, it became apparent that Dr. Nikcevich was a strong candidate for this key leadership role.

Dr. Nikcevich has held a number of leadership positions since coming to Duluth from Duke University Medical Center in 2002. After serving several years as Section Chair and later Section Chief of East Region Hematology and Oncology, he was named Medical Director of Essentia Health’s Cancer Center in Duluth.

In 2009, Dr. Nikcevich was asked to bring oncology services from all three regions together under the Essentia Oncology & Hematology Medical Group. His efforts led to greater collaboration among the three regions, particularly in the area of research and clinical trials. This is an area of particular interest to Dr. Nikcevich, who served many years as Principal Investigator for Essentia Health’s Community Clinical Oncology Program.

Most recently, Dr. Nikcevich served as Essentia Health’s Associate Chief Medical Officer. He was promoted to Chief Medical Officer in March, but agreed to step away from those duties to assume interim leadership of the East Region.

Fargo: Dr. Sarli joins Pathology and Lab Department

Dr. Ricardo N. Sarli has joined the Pathology and Laboratory Department at Essentia Health-Fargo’s 32nd Avenue campus.

Dr. Ricardo N. Sarli

Dr. Sarli, FCAP, FASCP, has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of clinical pathology and hematology. He’s a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Medical Association. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology through the American Board of Pathology with subspecialties in Hematopathology and Hematology.

Before joining Essentia, Dr. Sarli worked at the Fargo VA Medical Center, where he served as Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine since 2009. Before that, he was in private practice as a pathologist in the Springfield, Mo., area.

Dr. Sarli received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and completed a fellowship in Hematopathology from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.

Fargo: Sherry Hanson's retirement party is today

Administrative Assistant Sherry Hanson, who works on the 32nd Avenue campus at Essentia Health-Fargo, retires this week after 11 years with our health system. Colleagues are invited to a retirement reception from 10:30 a.m. to noon today in LL Rooms 253/254.

Ely: RN Carole Marks retires

Carole Marks

Registered Nurse Carole Marks will retire this week after 24 years with our health system. She sees patients at Essentia Health’s Ely Clinic. “I have loved being a nurse. I've worked for 39 years as an RN,” Carole says

Carole has been instrumental in the development of Ely’s Care Coordination Program.

“Carole is very patient-centered. The patient is always first,” says her supervisor, Sandrea Kari. “Carole has really taken a shine to care coordination and is very passionate about it.  Her trailblazing efforts will not be forgotten and she will be sincerely missed by patients and colleagues.”

Retirenent plans include more time with her husband, family, children, grandchildren and frients. "I plan to do all of the things that I love -- walking, quilting, reading, camping and traveling. I'm very excited,” Carole says.

 



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