Preferred Network

The Essentia Health Preferred Network is a partnership between Essentia Health and multiple skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), hospice care, durable medical equipment (DME) and infusion care with the goal of providing high-quality and efficient care.

The partnership ensures Essentia Health patients have high-value providers throughout the continuum of care.

Facilities and services were chosen to be in the Essentia Health Preferred Network because they met Essentia Health’s required qualifications including publicly reported quality of care data, in addition to internal benchmarked quality data and utilization within their service areas.

2021 Preferred Network Partners- Skilled-nursing Facilities (SNFs)

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Skilled-nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Essentia Health Skilled-Nursing Facility (SNF) Location SNF accepts MSSP Patient 3-Day Rule Waivers as of January 1, 2021 Website
Essentia Health Living Center Fosston, MN Y https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
Essentia Health-Northern Pines Care Center Aurora, MN Y https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center Virginia, MN Y https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
Essentia Health-Homestead Deer River, MN N https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
Essentia Health-Grace Home Graceville, MN Y https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Detroit Lakes, MN Y https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/skilled-nursing-long-term-care/
2021 Preferred Network Partners - Skilled-nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Brainerd Lakes Area Skilled-Nursing Facility (SNF) Location SNF accepts MSSP Patient 3-Day Rule Waivers as of January 1, 2021 Website
Lakewood Health System Care Center* Staples, MN Y https://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/
Good Samaritan-Bethany Brainerd, MN Y https://www.good-sam.com/
Good Samaritan-Woodland Brainerd, MN Y https://www.good-sam.com/
Good Samaritan-Pine River Pine River, MN Y https://www.good-sam.com/

*Lakewood Health System does participate in our Essentia Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partnership.

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Skilled-nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Essentia West Market Skilled-Nursing Facility (SNF) Location SNF accepts MSSP Patient 3-Day Rule Waivers as of January 1, 2021 Website
Bethany on University Fargo, ND Y https://www.bethanynd.org/
Bethany on 42nd Fargo, ND Y https://www.bethanynd.org/
Rosewood on Broadway Fargo, ND Y https://www.rosewoodonbroadway.com/
Villa Maria Fargo, ND Y https://www.villamariafargo.com/
Eventide Fargo Fargo, ND Y https://eventide.org/
Eventide Lutheran Home Moorhead, MN N https://eventide.org/
Ecumen Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes, MN Y https://www.ecumendetroitlakes.org/
2021 Preferred Network Partners - Skilled-nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Essentia East Market Skilled-nursing Facility SNF) Location SNF accepts MSSP Patient 3-Day Rule Waivers as of January 1, 2021 Website
Ecumen Lakeshore Duluth, MN Y https://www.ecumenlakeshore.org/
Benedictine Health Center Duluth, MN N http://www.blcduluth.org/
North Shore Estates LLC Duluth, MN N https://monarchmn.com/
Twin Ports Health Services Superior, WI Y https://www.nshorehc.com/locations/twin-ports-health-services/
Villa Marina Health & Rehab Center Superior, WI Y http://www.avantihs.com/
Water's Edge Hayward, WI Y https://haywardmemorialhospital.com/waters-edge/skilled-nursing-care-center/

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Office Locations listed below do not include service coverage areas. Please contact the HHA for service coverage areas.

2021 Preferred Network Partners- Home Health Agencies (HHAs).
Office Locations listed below do not include service coverage areas. Please contact the HHA for service coverage areas.
Essentia Home Health Care Office Location Website
Essentia Home Health Care-Ada Ada, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
Essentia Home Health Care - First Living Center Fosston, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
Essentia Home Health Care - St. Mary's Detroit Lakes, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
Essentia Home Health Care - Holy Trinity Hospital Graceville, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
Essentia Home Health Care - South University Clinic Fargo, ND https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
Essentia Home Health Care - Deer River Deer River, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/home-health-care/
2021 Preferred Network Partners- Home Health Agencies (HHAs).
Office Locations listed below do not include service coverage areas. Please contact the HHA for service coverage areas.
Essentia West Market Home Health Agency (HHA) Office Location Website
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health at Home Breckenridge, ND https://chihealthathome.info/
Ethos Home Care and Hospice Fargo, ND https://www.ethoscare.org/
2021 Preferred Network Partners- Home Health Agencies (HHAs).
Office Locations listed below do not include service coverage areas. Please contact the HHA for service coverage areas.
Brainerd Lakes Area Home Health Agency Office Location Website
Lakewood Health System Home Care and Hospice* Staples, MN https://www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/
Good Samaritan Society - Nisswa Nisswa, MN https://www.good-sam.com/locations/home-care-hospice-nisswa

*Lakewood Health System does participate in our Essentia Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partnership.

2021 Preferred Network Partners- Home Health Agencies (HHAs).
Office Locations listed below do not include service coverage areas. Please contact the HHA for service coverage areas.
Essentia East Market Home Health Agency (HHA) Office Location Website
Kindred at Home-Duluth Duluth, MN https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/locations/home-health/duluth-mn-2389
Pathways to Achievement Duluth, MN https://pathwaystoachievementinc.com/
Spectrum Community Health Inc Inver Grove Heights, MN https://www.spectrumhealthcos.com/locations/

2021 Preferred Network Partners- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

2021 Preferred Network Partners- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Provider Office Location Website
Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies - Duluth Duluth, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/medical-equipment-supplies/
Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies - Virginia Virginia, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/medical-equipment-supplies/
Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies - Fargo Fargo, ND https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/medical-equipment-supplies/

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Infusion Care

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Infusion Care
Essentia Health Infusion Therapy Location Website
Infusion Therapy - St. Mary's Hospital Superior, WI https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - St. Mary's Detroit Lakes, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Deer River Deer River, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Duluth Clinic 1st St. Building Duluth, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Fosston Fosston, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Hibbing Clinic Hibbing, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Jamestown Clinic Jamestown, ND https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Moose Lake Moose Lake, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Northern Pines Aurora, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Park Rapids Park Rapids, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Sandstone Sandstone, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - S. University Clinic Fargo, ND https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - St. Joseph's Medical Center Brainerd, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
Infusion Therapy - Virginia Clinic Virginia, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/infusion-therapy/
2021 Preferred Network Partners - Infusion Care
Infusion Care Provider Office Location Website
OptionCare Duluth, MN https://optioncarehealth.com/

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Hospice Care

2021 Preferred Network Partners - Hospice Care
Hospice Provider Location Website
Essentia Hospice - St. Mary's Duluth, MN https://www.essentiahealth.org/services/hospice-care/
Hospice of the Red River Valley Fargo, ND https://www.hrrv.org/

Preferred Network Contact Information

Primary Contact Name Jessica Martensen, Senior Director of Population Care, Primary ACO Contact
Primary Contact Phone Number 218-786-6611
Primary Contact Email Address Jessica.Martensen@EssentiaHealth.org
Secondary Contact Name Chelsea Dummer, Program Manager - Care Coordination
Secondary Contact Phone Number 218-576-0174
Secondary Contact Email Address Chelsea.Dummer@essentiahealth.org

CMS Resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Shared Savings Program Information: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/about

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