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Who We Are

Altru Health System is a community of over 4,000 health professionals and support staff committed to caring for the region for more than 100 years. Serving over 200,000 residents in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, we provide an array of services to meet the needs of patients of all ages and levels of health. 

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. Together, we share a common philosophy, commitment and mission to improve the delivery of healthcare through high quality, data driven, evidence-based medical care and treatment.

For a full overview of medical services we provide, explore our services or view our Capabilities Brochure.

Mission, Vision and Values


Improving Health, Enriching Life


Deliver world-class healthcare to the residents of our region.


Our Patients

Meeting the needs and expectations of our patients is our highest priority.

Our Care

We provide quality care that is demonstrated to achieve the best results for patients.

Our Team

We work as a team and treat each other with honesty, loyalty and respect.

Our Communities

We are committed to improving the health of our communities.

Learn how our mission, vision and values interconnect.  

Rich History

Altru Health System is the result of a 1997 merger of United Hospital (formerly Deaconess and St. Michael's Hospitals) and the Grand Forks Clinic. The full story dates back to 1892, when healthcare was established in Grand Forks.


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Community Commitment

Access to quality healthcare is vital to sustainable and successful communities.

Altru continually seeks involvement with activities and partnerships in the region which have a common mission. Through our dedication to charity care, education, community health improvement, research and community growth, we are able to enrich life for all.

Our philosophy is that by working together, all individuals are better served.

View our annual report which details Altru’s social responsibility.