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Mission: "An alliance of rural health care organizations working together to effectively provide value to members and strengthen the delivery of health care in the Medi-Sota service area."  More...


Career Center

The Recruitment Program provides recruiting services to members for Physicians, Mid-Levels, and Allied Staff Professionals...
Please visit the Career Center for a list of current openings at member facilities.



The Medi-Sota Education program offers a variety of workshops pertaining to healthcare including Acute Care, Long Term Care, Management, Business Office, Compliance, and other Ancillary Departments.  Most workshops are available at no cost or a reduced rate to members.  A library of training videos is also available to Members Only at no charge. 

Because Medi-Sota covers a wide region of MN, we also offer several workshops by videoconferencing so members do not have to travel long distances and can remain on site for their training.  Visit the Medi-Sota Education page to review a list of upcoming workshops.

Mentor Health

The Lac qui Parle Health Network (LqPHN) was awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to fund the MENTOR Health IT project. This project connects network members with the broader health consortium, Medi-Sota, to propagate best practices and effective models for implementing and optimizing health information technology solutions to meet the needs of the rural, sparsely populated and rapidly aging southwest region of MN. Click Here for FAQ and Contacts.


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 Redwood Area Hospital honored again with Gold Standard designation for financial strength

For the fifth year in a row, Redwood Area Hospital has achieved Gold Standard designation for being in the top three percent of critical access hospitals nationwide for financial performance. Gold Standard recognition is given by the audit firm Clifton/LarsonAllen, LLC, to the top 35 critical access hospitals in the nation, from an analysis of over 1,300 hospital reports. This year’s Gold Standard list recognizes financial performance in 2010. The hospital was also named to the Gold Standard list the previous four years. 

“Having several years of financial success helps give the hospital strength to weather tough times and the ability to invest in additional services or equipment that directly benefit patient care,” says John Peyerl, RedwoodAreaHospitalchief financial officer. “A strong balance sheet with increasing net assets is the key for future investment in the hospital.”

In an initial report from a delayed project to compare and rank hospitals with peers, the Minnesota Department of Health identified Redwood Area Hospital as a critical access hospital with high quality and average cost.

“With a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, the hospital strives to provide the right level of care and services needed in our community,” says Jim Schulte, Redwood Area Hospital chief executive officer. “We are not just a financially strong hospital, but a strong healthcare organization that provides high quality care for our community.”

Gold Standard designation is based on numerous balance sheet and income statement ratios that assess a hospital’s financial viability. The financial strength of Redwood Area Hospital has allowed it to contribute over $2 million to city funds in recent years. This has helped hold down taxes for all city taxpayers and helps with special city projects.

“I am extremely proud of what everyone associated with Redwood Area Hospital has done to maintain a strong hospital for our community.” says Chico Jenson, hospital commission chair.

















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