CHI - St Joseph's Health

  • 600 Pleasant Avenue
  • Park Rapids



Who We Are

CHI St Joseph's Health is a Joint Commission accredited 25-bed critical access hospital located in Park Rapids, MN with a 24-hour Emergency Department and Level 4 Trauma Center with 11 beds.  We are located in a growing, rural resort area of 23,475 people with a summer population in excess of 50,000.  We are a modern rural facility that offers state-of-the-art facilities with many of the same services you would expect to find in larger, urban centers.  Our staff is compromised of approximately 350 employees.  St. Joseph's provides care to residents and their families in Hubbard County and portions of Becker, Cass, and Wadena counties. Cities served include Park Rapids, Menahga, Nevis, Osage, Lake George, Akeley, Laporte, Walker, and beyond. As a major financial contributor, St. Joseph's has an impact in our area of approximately $36 million each year.  It is the second largest area employer with an annual payroll of approximately $18 million, plus another $4.5 million in benefits.

Where We Are

The Park Rapids Lakes Area is a beautiful place with a different pace. Internationally known as the Gateway to the Mississippi River at Itasca state park that attracts over 500,000 visitors annually to the region. Park Rapids is a well-known vacation destination.  It offers an outstanding quality of life.  The area has hundreds of beautiful lakes and millions of acres of state and national forest which create incredible scenery.  It is a friendly and charming community with plenty of shopping, recreation, schools, churches and affordable housing.  We are only 90 miles from Fargo-Moorhead.  If you desire amenities of a major metropolitan style, we are only three hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Who we are

CHI Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.

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