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Business Briefs for Dec. 16

Dr. Tom Odland, Avera Medical Group, to retire

Avera Marshall congratulates Dr. Tom Odland on his upcoming retirement. His last day will be Dec. 31.

Dr. Odland is a southwest Minnesota native and has been a member of the Marshall medical community for more than 33 years. Growing up in Granite Falls, he moved to Marshall after receiving his training to join his family’s legacy of providing local health care. For several years, he practiced alongside his father Dr. Olin Odland and his cousin Dr. David Odland. Between the three of them, there was a Dr. Odland on the hospital’s medical staff for the last 50 years.

After earning his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Dr. Tom Odland completed his residency through Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency. He then began his family medicine practice in Marshall, providing a full range of care for patients young and old. Over the years, he developed an interest in occupational medicine, immigration exams, DOT certification exams and he served as a medical review officer. Most recently, he transitioned to providing urgent care services.

“We are so thankful for Dr. Odland’s long-term commitment to the health of the community and the legacy of local care to which he and his family contributed. He will be greatly missed, but we are grateful for his service and congratulate him on his retirement,” said Mary Maertens, regional president and CEO.

Dr. Odland appreciates the opportunity he’s had to serve Marshall and the surrounding area.

“It’s been such a privilege to spend my career caring for people in this community — getting to know my patients and following their health needs as their families have grown over the years. Now as I approach retirement, I’m looking forward to having more time to spend with my own family and pursue some of my favorite pastimes,” he said.

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