Altru's Emergency, Trauma & Critical Care Services

We aim to provide quality care to patients in a timely, efficient and safe manner using a team approach. We achieve our mission through caring, dedicated, competent professionals working collaboratively with our partners, utilizing state-of-the-art treatment, technology and equipment and by giving superior customer service. 

To contact Altru's Emergency Room, please call 701.780.5000.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness, call 911.


Level II Trauma Designation

Emergency Medical Services is an integral portion of our Level II Trauma Designation. Altru's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff take pride in the delivery of quality service to our customers. EMS also offers an extensive array of education and public service. The Regional EMS Department was instrumental in developing an innovative system for the provision of advanced life support in the rural setting.

American College of Cardiology for Cardiac Care-Silver Award

In 2014, Altru Health System received the American College of Cardiology for Cardiac Care-Silver Award. Altru is one of only 139 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. For four consecutive quarters, Altru met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Every minute counts to lower a heart attack patient’s risk of death and serious damage to the heart. To achieve this distinction, Altru focused on lowering the time it took to open the blocked cardiac artery. Through improvements on the STEMI process, which involves EMS, Altru’s Emergency Room and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Altru has reduced the average time from 60.5 minutes to 47 minutes.

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