Glacial Ridge Health System
10 4th Avenue SE
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4521
Hours of OperationGlenwood Medical Center
Walk-In Clinic at Glenwood Medical Center
Brooten Medical Center
Starbuck Medical Center
Emergency Room: 24/7/365
GRHS has been rated as a 5 Star hospital in Patient Satisfaction from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid and is a Top 150 Workplace in MN.
A team of 27 Family Medicine Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwife, Physician Assistants, OB/Gyn, Orthopedics, Podiatrist, Internist, Optometrist, and General/Bariatric Surgeon make up the medical staff here at GRHS.
For more than 100 years, Glacial Ridge Health System has provided the highest-quality heartfelt care to Glenwood and the west-central region beyond Pope County. As a local hospital with a long-standing history, our foundation is strongly rooted in our communities where we provide compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services. Glacial Ridge Health System is comprised of a 22-bed Critical Access, Trauma Level IV hospital, a surgery center, three medical centers - Glenwood, Brooten, and Starbuck - an eye center, an ambulance service, homecare, hospice, EMS training center, wellness center, and Ridgewood Villa senior living apartments. Learn more at glacialridge.org.
The beginning of Glacial Ridge Health System began when Doctors J. R. Elsey and E. A. Eberlin rented the “Furtney House” in September of 1912 and turned it into a hospital. They equipped and operated Glenwood’s first hospital at that location from 1912 – 1916 until they purchased the “Fjelstad House” and converted it to a hospital.
Doctors Elsey and Eberlin cared for patients there from 1916 until 1939 when the City of Glenwood built a new 26-bed community hospital. Glacial Ridge Hospital continued to operate as a city-owned hospital until October of 1976 when several townships joined forces to form a district hospital.
MISSION, VISION, PROMISE
The mission of Glacial Ridge Health System is to provide the highest quality "heartfelt" care to the communities we serve. Our vision is to be the healthcare provider of choice by providing compassionate and comprehensive healthcare services. Our promise is to provide the most courteous, efficient and best quality services and medical care to the communities we serve.