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Altru and LifeCare Announce Transition of Clinics in Northwest Minnesota

Posted OnJune 04, 2024

Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru and LifeCare Medical Center have agreed to transition clinic
ownership in Roseau, Warroad and Greenbush from Altru to LifeCare. LifeCare will assume
ownership of these clinics on July 15, 2024 and will continue to offer primary care and related
services at all three locations.

“Altru firmly believes in keeping care close to home and understands the value of an integrated
clinic and hospital model,” expressed Dr. Josh Deere, Altru’s President. “After evaluating many
options, together with LifeCare leadership, we feel that LifeCare is best suited to deliver primary
care and clinic services in these communities.”

Altru will continue to provide specialty services in Roseau within LifeCare’s clinic space. These
services include cardiology, dermatology, ENT, nephrology, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics,
urology and vascular surgery. Altru will also continue to provide dialysis services in Roseau.

“We are thrilled to officially announce the acquisition of Altru clinics in Roseau, Warroad, and
Greenbush,” said Keith Okeson, President and CEO of LifeCare Medical Center. “This strategic
move not only allows us to expand our presence and capabilities in these communities but also
reinforces our dedication to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. By integrating these
clinics into LifeCare Medical Center, we are able to provide a seamless continuum of care to
meet the diverse healthcare needs of our patients. LifeCare is committed to providing
comprehensive and accessible healthcare to our entire service area, ensuring that every
individual has access to the care they need, close to home.”

The ownership of Altru Clinics in Roseau, Warroad and Greenbush will transition to LifeCare on
July 15, 2024. All clinic employees and providers will be offered a position with LifeCare.
Residents can expect a seamless transition and can look forward to familiar providers and staff
continuing to care for them moving forward.

About Altru Health System
Based in Grand Forks, N.D., Altru is an independent, non-profit healthcare organization. We are physician-led, with over 300 providers and 65 specialties of care. Altru boasts an acute care hospital, specialty hospital, level II trauma center and more than two dozen practice locations throughout northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota. Altru was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic expertise to the patients we serve. Altru employs approximately 3,400 staff and providers who are empowered to fulfill Altru’s mission – making a difference for those we care for. For more information, visit

About LifeCare Medical Center 
Based in Roseau, M.N., LifeCare Medical Center is a non-profit health care organization serving the communities of Roseau County in Northern Minnesota employing close to 500 providers, health care professionals and support staff. LifeCare’s comprehensive services include a 25-bed critical access hospital, along with LifeCare Roseau Manor, LifeCare Greenbush Manor & Assisted Living, LifeCare Senior Living, LifeCare Warroad Wellness, as well as LifeCare Home Care and Hospice. With a committed team of physicians and providers, LifeCare’s Emergency Department is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. For more information about LifeCare Medical Center, please visit