Over the years, multiple organizations have worked together to meet the needs of patients in the Red River Valley. The full story dates back to 1892, when health care was established in Grand Forks.
Mission, Vision & Values
Improving Health, Enriching Life
Altru's mission guides us in everything we do. Altru Health System is here to improve health and enrich the lives of all.
- Why we serve: To achieve optimum health for all residents in our region.
- How we serve: By providing health education, preventive services, early intervention and appropriate care.
- Whom we serve: The more than 200,000 residents of northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
- Who we are: A community of nearly 4,000 health professionals and support staff committed to serving the region for more than 100 years.
Achieve a reputation for excellence.
Respect and caring for individuals
Honesty and dependability
Commitment to serve
Continuous quality improvement
Teamwork based on a common purpose, performance goals and mutual
Stewardship of the community's health care resources
Altru serves the entire northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Minnesota region. In fact, all of our resources are devoted to improving health in the communities we serve. The broad scope of health services we provide to individuals and families who need them, regardless of their ability to pay, proves we understand that access to quality health care is vital to sustainable and successful communities.
Another element of our community commitment is to be involved in and contribute to a host of activities and partnerships in our region. Health care is more than our job; it’s our passion. Through our dedication to initiatives focused on charity care, education, community health improvement, research and community growth, we are able to assure quality of life for everyone. Our success depends largely on the success of the communities we serve, and we continue to seek ways to make these communities healthier, safer and more enjoyable places to live.
View our annual report which details Altru’s social responsibility.