Glacial Ridge Health System
10 4th Avenue SE
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4521
Hours of OperationGlenwood Medical Center
Brooten Medical Center
Starbuck Medical Center
Emergency Room: 24/7/365
At Glacial Ridge Health System, we are committed to providing you and our community with a broad range of health care services. We continue to expand our specialty services in order to provide you with quality health care close to home. The Keys to Heartfelt Care is our promise to you to provide the best patient experience possible. From general wellness services to the life-saving capabilities of our emergency care, we have state-of-the-art technology and facilities; and we continually incorporate new and advanced medical techniques and technologies to serve you better.
GRHS has been rated as a 5 Star hospital in Patient Satisfaction from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid. Neil stated, "This one facility has replaced going to six others to do the same thing. I never thought such a good staff of people could be so close to home."
A team of 25 Family Medicine Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwife, Physician Assistants, OB/Gyn, Orthopedics, Podiatrist, Internist, Optometrist, and General Surgeon make up the medical staff here at GRHS. You're invited to visit our website to learn more about them.
The mission of Glacial Ridge Health System is to provide the highest quality "heartfelt" care to the communities we serve. Our vision is to be the healthcare provider of choice by providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services. Our promise is to provide the most courteous, efficient and best quality services and medical care to the communities we serve.
The foundation of Glacial Ridge Health System began when Doctors J. R. Elsey and E. A. Eberlin rented the “Furtney House” in September of 1912 and turned it into a hospital. They equipped and operated Glenwood’s first hospital at that location from 1912 – 1916 until they purchased the “Fjelstad House” and converted it to a hospital.
Doctors Elsey and Eberlin cared for patients there from 1916 until 1939 when the City of Glenwood built a new 26-bed community hospital. Glacial Ridge Hospital continued to operate as a city owned hospital until October of 1976 when several townships joined forces to form a district hospital.
Glacial Ridge Hospital is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), 22-bed Critical Access Hospital and is a designated Level IV Trauma Center and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. GRHS is located in the city of Glenwood, Minnesota and offers rural health clinics in Glenwood, Brooten, and Starbuck. GRHS serves the Pope County area and beyond including Alexandria.