Our history

In the early days, house calls were common!

Glencoe’s first doctors made farmhouse calls in horse-and buggy rigs. Their offices in town served as exam, operating and delivery rooms for the great-grandparents of some of our current patients.

In 1941, the town approved a proposal to build a 30-bed hospital, funded by a WPA grant, community donations and bond issues.

Now the largest employer in Glencoe, we’re proud to be part of its history.

Construction begins on Glencoe Municipal Hospital
Glencoe Medical Clinic opens, a cooperative of independent private-practice physicians.

Glencoe Hospital acquires Glenhaven Nursing Home.

Glencoe Medical Clinic, PA establishes a physician partnership. 

Glencoe Area Health Center is created, including a 110-bed long-term care facility.
We add Orchard Estates to our campus – 40 independent-living apartment units for people 55 and older.
Glencoe Regional Health Services combines Glencoe Area Health Center and Glencoe Medical Clinic, P.A.

The clinic building on our Glencoe Campus opens for business. Our Best Beginnings birth center opens to rave reviews.
We welcome our OB/GYN doctor, pediatrician, podiatrist, ER physician, physician assistants, and a second general surgeon.
Lester Prairie Clinic moves to a brand-new facility in March. In November, hospital remodeling is completed, including patient rooms, waiting areas and a diagnostic imaging center.
We added a second ER physician and welcomed a new family medicine physician.
GRHS becomes a Level III trauma center, only the twentieth in the state. We welcome a new family medicine physician.
Plans are approved for remodeling improvements to Long Term Care. Our ambulance services moves to Advance Life Support status and our new ambulance arrives. We welcome a new family medicine physician.
We welcome our first certified nurse midwife and a new internal medicine physician.
Our status as a Level III trauma center is renewed. We welcome a second certified nurse midwife.  
We installed a state-of-the art electronic medical record system at our clinics, hospital and Long Term Care. We welcome our hematologist and oncologist and began a telemedicine program for mental health care services.


1805 Hennepin Ave. N., Glencoe, MN 55336
320-864-3121 or 1-888-526-4242 | Map

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