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Proctor Hospital

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Proctor Hospital

History

In 1978, the Proctor Hospital Board of Trustees elected to begin treating chemical dependency. Later that year, staff were selected and trained at Hazelden in center City, Minn. In February 1979, a 33-bed unit was opened, and John Schwarzlose became the unit's first executive director. In 1981, John was selected by Betty Ford to help her open the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.....