Rely on Essentia Health-Virginia when you or your loved one needs medical care close to home. We're a 25-bed hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. Whether you're in our 24-hour emergency room or birthing center, our caring, knowledgeable medical providers are here for you.
Visit our campus for clinic, hospital, urgent care, and rehabilitation services in one convenient location. If you’re coming from US Highway 169, go east on 9th Street North. We’re at the top of the hill to the left. You can also follow the blue hospital signs in town to find us.
Whether you need a little help along the road to recovery or around-the-clock medical care, Virginia 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 here 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. Virginia hospital has a Level IV Trauma Center designation and an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation. 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 hospital administrator Sam Stone. 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 Virginia Regional Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to Essentia Health-Virginia and more with help from patients like you.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mountain Iron (Virginia) offers a medical rate to patients and families visiting Essentia Health-Virginia for care. The hotel is about eight minutes from the Virginia medical campus. Contact the hotel to learn more and book your room.
Whether you’re a patient or a visitor, we want you to feel welcome. Enjoy our onsite amenities, including:
You’ll find our gift shop in the main lobby. We sell decorations, clothing, jewelry, greeting cards, candy, baby items, foil balloons, and more.
Order items by phone and have us deliver them to a patient in our hospital. Call 218-748-7707 to place your order with a credit card.
Gift Shop Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Enjoy fresh, thoughtfully prepared meals right on the Virginia medical campus. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also have snacks and grab-and-go options for your convenience. If you’re a patient or visitor and wish to order food for delivery to your room, call 218-741-3340, Ext. 2218 and ask to speak to a cafeteria staff member.
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 5 pm
Breakfast 8 am – 9:30 pm
Lunch 11 am – 1 pm
Dinner 4 pm – 5 pm
Visit our chapel on the first floor of the hospital. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia.
Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.
Enrich the lives of patients at the Essentia Health-Virginia hospital by volunteering. We have wide range of volunteer opportunities, including ones that allow you to interact with patients and visitors.
Explore hospital volunteer opportunities such as:
- Gift shop
- Surgery waiting area
Benefits of Volunteering
Besides enriching the lives of others, you can take advantage of:
- Free meal with three hours of volunteer time
- Gift shop discounts
- Social and special recognition events
- Flexible hours
Become a Volunteer
You must be at least 16 years old to apply to volunteer. Call 218-749-9420 to learn more.
Meet the leaders of the Essentia Health-Virginia hospital.
- Sam Stone, Administrator
- Jane Teasck, Nursing Director
- Michelle Oman, Physician Leader
- Steve Felftman, Senior Finance Advisor
Board of Directors
- Gail Baribeau, Secretary and Treasurer
- Kevin Pietrini, Chair
- Robert Richard Tomassoni, Vice Chair
- Dan Milbridge, Administrator
- Michelle Oman, Chief Medical Officer
- Larry Cuffee Jr.
- Malati Pemmaraju, MD
- Wendell Smith, MD
- Ty Erickson
Essentia Health-Virginia has provided high-quality health care to northeastern Minnesota for over 80 years. View our history timeline.
1936 | Virginia Regional Medical Center (VRMC) is established.
1999 | The Medical Arts Building is added to campus.
2003 | Upgrades are made to the campus. This includes a remodeled emergency room with an enclosed ambulance garage, private patient treatment rooms, a private waiting area, large trauma rooms, and a decontamination station.
2005 | VRMC adds an $18 million state-of-the-art clinic.
2013 | VRMC joins Essentia Health and is renamed Essentia Health-Virginia.