[Hastings Star Gazette, Aug. 5, 2017] After 37 years of service in the Hastings community, Allina Health Regina Hospital general surgeon John Carlson retired July 21. Throughout his decades long career, he has completed around 16,000 surgeries; sometimes he would complete two or three surgeries in one day.
Carlson was originally going to retire from his position at Regina Hospital back in May, but the surgeons who are taking over for him were not starting until later in the summer. It was an easy decision for Carlson to keep working for two more months because, according to him, “since I enjoy this so much, I really don’t work any day.”
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