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Published on July 19, 2016

Altru establishes exclusive partnership with East Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Department

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System and the East Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Department have entered an exclusive partnership with the focus on enhancing prevention and wellness in the community of East Grand Forks. The partnership will enhance existing services as well as bring additional offerings to the residents of East Grand Forks.   

“Our mission extends to improving the overall health of the communities we serve and enhancing the quality of life for its residents,” states Brad Wehe, Chief Operating Officer. “We are eager to work with the East Grand Forks Park District to promote healthy lifestyles by increasing access to more wellness opportunities. Together we can have a meaningful impact on the health, wellness and prevention efforts for residents in and around East Grand Forks.” 

"There is no greater feeling to know that the City of East Grand Forks and Altru Health System were able to develop an amazing agreement that is going to impact the citizens of East Grand Forks for many years to come. I am very appreciative of this new partnership and cannot wait to see the health and wellness benefits for our residents,” states Chad Grassel, East Grand Forks VP of City Council. 

As part of the partnership, Altru Health System and East Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Department will work collaboratively to enhance existing services as well as bring additional offerings to residents of all ages of East Grand Forks. Together, the organizations will execute a community health and wellness assessment to bring awareness and engagement of community members and key stakeholders in potential new community offerings. The collaboration will also establish a minimum of two community events per year related to health and wellness. 

Benefits of this partnership for the community of East Grand Forks will begin in fall 2016.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.