Mission Message

At Essentia Health, our mission guides us every day: We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. This calling resonates deeply for our caregivers and our colleagues working behind the scenes, who all bring high-quality, compassionate care to the patients we are privileged to serve.

Our commitment to our communities extends beyond the walls of our hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. We partner with other agencies and organizations to make a healthy difference in new and innovative ways. It’s another way we live our mission.

Read Our Latest Mission Messages

Teachers looking at vaping devices along with regular school supplies

Reversing the Youth Vaping Trend

Winter 2020

Our latest Mission Message focuses on how Essentia Health is partnering with schools and community groups to educate youth about the dangers of vaping. It's one way we're making a healthy difference in people's lives today and for years to come. 

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Empowering People to Lead Healthier Lives

Fall 2019

Every day, Essentia is making a healthy difference in people’s lives through efforts to prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes. Our fall Mission Message shows how we’re helping people in our communities adopt healthy habits to reduce their risk of getting this disease.

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Kids buying produce at Hillside Farmers Market

Connecting our Communities to Healthy Food

Summer 2019

Food insecurity affects families across the communities Essentia Health serves. Our summer Mission Message shows how Essentia and our community partners are coming together to help families access healthy food.

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Jane Brekken final yoga pose

Shining a Light on Mental Health

Spring 2019

Stigma is a huge hurdle for many who face mental illness. Our spring Mission Message highlights a grassroots effort that encourages people to talk about mental health as well resources for those who are affected by it.

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Sue Nilsson walking in woods

Taking on Tobacco Use

Winter 2019

Overcoming a tobacco addiction is challenging. That’s why Essentia offers access to 53 certified tobacco treatment specialists at clinic and hospital locations across the organization, from Jamestown, North Dakota, to Hayward, Wisconsin.

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Quality | Hospitality | Respect | Joy | Justice | Stewardship | Teamwork

A new kind of annual report

Essentia’s Mission Message shares our ongoing efforts in our communities. This quarterly online publication is a new approach to a traditional annual report.

To view our financial and community benefit numbers for the year ending June 30, 2019, please see our facts and figures page.

Facts & Figures