North Shore Health issues statement in response to community concerns

The community has been outspoken about a Dr. Bruce Dahlman no longer providing services at North Shore Health in Grand Marais. Dozens attended a hospital board meeting on Thursday.

On Thursday afternoon, North Shore provided a statement. It said that the hospital contracts with Wapiti Medical Group for Emergency Department coverage. Dr. Dahlman contracted with Wapiti to work in emergency departments in various organizations.

The hospital said that Wapiti has exercised a contractual right to end their relationship with Dr. Dahlman.

“North Shore Health cannot speak to the decisions between Wapiti and their contracted providers,” the statement said.

It went on to say, “Wapiti’s commitment to guaranteed health care access for North Shore Health and our community is ongoing and unwavering. On behalf of everyone at North Shore Health, we are thankful for Dr. Dahlman’s years of service. We wish him the best.”

The Board of Directors and Administration at the hospital thanked everyone who shared concerns about Dr. Dahlman’s employment. “We want to know that we hear you and we care.”