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Willmar Affiliated Community Medical Center's Dr. Bruce Keppen, a pain specialist, fills out paper work between surgeries Dec. 20 at the Willmar Surgery Center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

City notches up some banner years for doctor recruitment


WILLMAR -- When Dr. Bruce Keppen, a pain medicine specialist, joined Affiliated Community Medical Centers this month, his schedule filled rapidly.

The specialty was one for which ACMC actively recruited for several months.

"There was a huge need," said Kari Bredberg, a physician recruiter for the regional multispecialty health network.

ACMC was bringing in outreach physicians to meet patient demand "but now we're able to have somebody full time," she said.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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