Who We Are

Altru Health System is a community of 3,500 health professionals and support staff committed to caring for the region for more than 130 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.


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.

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.

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.

Community Report

CoverAltru’s 2019 Report to the Community highlights the work that Altru did last year across our communities to support our mission and includes stories of how we live our values every day. It also features incredible acts of generosity and their impacts, whether we were the fortunate receivers from our community or the givers to help further our mission of improving health, enriching life.

View the 2019 Report to the Community >>