Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital (Graceville)

115 W 2nd St
Graceville, MN 56240

General: 320-748-7223
Fax: 320-748-7225

Facility Overview

Rely on the Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital in Graceville, Minnesota, for medical care close to home. We’re a Level IV Trauma Center with 24-hour emergency care and a Critical Access Hospital.Info If you need a higher level of care, we’ll arrange for your transfer to one of Essentia’s advanced medical centers.

Allow our knowledgeable medical providers to help you get back to better health. You’ll find us on 2nd Street along East Toqua Lake, which offers a tranquil setting. As one of Essentia’s Catholic facilities, we strive to provide holistic healing for all human life.

Hospital Services

Whether you need a little help along the road to recovery or around-the-clock medical care, Holy Trinity Hospital is here for you. Get healing support near you from a knowledgeable team of medical professionals who offer:

*Services may be provided by a visiting medical provider who sees patients here on a limited basis.
**Services may be provided at the clinic via a secure video chat with an off-site medical provider.

Learn how we make care convenient for you.

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Hospital Services

If you have a test or procedure performed at a hospital but are not admitted, you’re an outpatient. Common outpatient procedures may include X-rays, labs, and emergency room visits. If your doctor admits you to the hospital for an overnight stay, you’re typically an inpatient.

One exception to this is if your doctor places you on observation status. In this case, you may stay overnight in the hospital but are still considered an outpatient. If you’re a Medicare patient, your status can affect your coverage. Visit Medicare.gov to learn more.

24/7 Emergency Room

If you or a loved one have a severe or life-threatening medical concern, rely on our 24-hour emergency room. Holy Trinity Hospital has a Level IV Trauma Center designation and an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation.Info Rest easy knowing life-saving support is as close as your local hospital.

Compliments & Complaints

If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please contact our administrator, Julie Rosenberg. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

Support Our Hospital

Have you been inspired by the care you or a loved one received? Support your local hospital by donating to the Graceville Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital and more with help from patients like you.

Parking & Entrance

We’re in the same building as Essentia Health-Graceville Clinic. You’ll find free parking in our surface lot.

Patient Information

Explore our patients and visitors section to find information about billing, financial assistance, medical records, patient rights and responsibilities, and more.

Amenities

Enjoy our onsite amenities as a patient or visitor, including:

  • Free patient and visitor Wi-Fi
  • Onsite chapel

Leadership

Meet the leaders of the Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital.

Management

  • Julie Rosenberg, Administrator 
  • Jill Johnsrud, Nursing Director

Board of Directors

  • John Costello, Chair
  • Robyn Lampert, Member    
  • Peter Jacobson, Member
  • Jessica Kleindl, Member
  • Jean Lupkes, Member
  • Deb Stueve, Member      
  • Valerie Tritz, Member
  • Arthur E. VanVranken, MD, Member

History

Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital has a long history of serving the area.

History Timeline

1900 | Graceville’s first hospital is organized by Dr. Benjamin M. Randall and Dr. A. R. Pollack. Three patient beds and an operating room are in a small home owned by Miss Jennie Cauley.

1907 | Dr. C.I. Oliver buys the Nellie Carron house and remodels it into a hospital with seven patient beds and an operating room.

1914 | Western Minnesota Hospital is built on extensive grounds near the edge of Lake Toqua. The 20-bed hospital includes a school of nursing.

1925 | A new wing is added to the hospital, adding 15 patient beds and a nurses’ home for 16 resident nurses.

1935 | Western Minnesota Hospital is incorporated as West Central Minnesota Hospital.

1945 | West Central Minnesota Hospital is purchased by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk, NE, and incorporated as Holy Trinity Hospital.

1965 | A new 40-bed hospital is constructed, adjoining the old building to the south. The project is financed by Hill-Burton Act funds, donations, and pledges. Many volunteers contribute time and labor, assisting in various ways such as loading and transporting bricks from the railroad to the construction site. Following the opening of the new hospital, the old hospital continues to provide space for a convent, staff offices and meeting rooms. A large portion of the building is converted to a residence for elderly people and becomes known as Holy Trinity Home. The first-floor wing is remodeled into a chapel.

1972 | A convent is built for the Benedictine Sisters, west of the old hospital building.

1976 | The city of Graceville builds a nursing home called Grace Home. After the residents from Holy Trinity Home transfer to Grace Home, the second floor of the old building is converted to a board and lodging facility for chemically dependent citizens. Offices for outreach mental health services provided by West Central Community Service Center are also located in the old building. An addition is constructed to house a detoxification program known as Graceville Receiving Center.

1981 | Remodeling is done to provide space for a dental clinic on the first floor. After the detox program closes out, the vacated space becomes a clinic for private practice. This space later houses the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop.

1984 | Construction of a new addition to the south of Holy Trinity Hospital begins. The new addition better enables the hospital to offer outpatient services by providing a new emergency room, facilities for physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, patient exams, treatment, chapel and meditation room, lab expansion, and offices.

2002 | The decision is made to withdraw the Missionary Benedictine Sisters from three hospitals within 10 years. The main reason for the decision is that the Sisters, who are all based in a motherhouse in Norfolk, NE, are aging and there are fewer candidates with health care backgrounds entering their community.

2003 | The old hospital building is demolished. The site provides needed parking space for employees.

2010 | Holy Trinity joins the Essentia Health family.

2011 | The Missionary Benedictine Sisters begin a gradual withdrawal, ending a 67-year history of bringing their healing ministry to the community.

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