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Healthcare

As a regional medical center, Kandiyohi County has state-of-the-art facilities and hundreds of medical providers who provide outstanding care.

Carris Health – Rice Memorial Hospital is a Level 3 Trauma hospital serving a 14-county area.  It is home to the Carris Health Cancer Center, private family birth suites and round-the-clock care in Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Family Medicine; and Carris Health Rehabilitation Center, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for cardiac, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Carris Health also operates a long-term care facility, Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites.  Funding for many of the hospital’s programs has been provided by the Carris Health Foundation, the hospital’s philanthropic organization. The Foundation raises millions of dollars for cutting-edge healthcare.

Kandiyohi County has hundreds of medical providers at dozens of clinics. Carris Health Clinics provide services in over 40 specialty areas between its locations at the Willmar Clinic, Skylark Clinic, Lakeland Clinic and New London Clinic. Numerous independent clinics ranging from allergy and asthma to ear, nose and throat to holistic medicine also call Kandiyohi County home. The Fischer Laser Eye Center provides comprehensive eye care, including LASIK eye correction and laser cataract surgery. Dozens of dental clinics in the area provide family care, as well as orthodontic treatment and surgical dental procedures.

Dr. Abraham Heschel once said, “The test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.” Kandiyohi County passes that test with flying colors with huge investments in facilities for the aging population. Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites recently  completed an $11 million renovation of its long- and short-term stay facilities. Bethesda provides a full continuum of care, including skilled nursing care, short-stay therapy, home health care, outpatient therapy, independent and assisted living, adult day services and a wellness center. Bethesda is currently constructing Bethesda North Pointe in New London. This 72-unit senior lifestyle development plans to open in 2021.

From the beginning of your life through your golden years, Kandiyohi County has healthcare options for almost every circumstance. To see other area providers, click here.