Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private


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Medicare Performace Measures


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Same as the national average

Patient Experience

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Above the national average


Same as the national average

Efficient Use of Medial Imaging

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Essentia Health-Fosston is a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Fosston, MN.

Essentia Health Fosston is one of the critical access hospitals/facilities located in Polk County, MN.

Essentia Health Fosston does have an emergency room. They use electronic medical records.

Essentia Health Fosston is a voluntary non-profit - private hospital.

Hospital Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

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This place is ok for office visits and the hospital. My complaint is their stupid policy for paperwork. If I need FMLA papers filled out for my job I need to have an appointment. They refuse to fill it out without an appointment. I think its just a way for them to get more money from people and have people waste their time and gas to come here for 2 minutes of writing and faxing. I have NEVER had this problem with otherplaces. Maybe they should pay for people's gas for making this process such a waste for people! Lately I haven't been impressed with physician care either. My PCP is very hard to get into. Makes a person not want to go closer to home for care. (3 months ago)

For a small town hospital clinic and hospital there are quite a few services. There are issues as there are in any hosital or clinic, larger or small. I just feel fortunate that we have access to health care close to home. It may take a couple of attempts to find the right health care provider for you, but that is everywhere. We are lucky to have some fantastic specialists willing to make the commute a couple times a month to service our area. It is easy to criticise so I wanted to say thank you. (6 months ago)

I have to give it a poor rating because of what happened when my father died there. The EMT who was doing CPR on him miscounted and it made her laugh. Yes that's right- she laughed out loud while preforming CPR on my dying father, while my siblings and I were right there. It made a horrible day even worse and I will never forgive her or forget that moment. The management ignored our complaints about the incident and she was never penalized. Actually the woman I spoke to was more interested in questioning why my family would have wanted to be in the room during his attempted resuscitation, than she was about the EMTs laughter. It was disgusting and I will never forget it. (a year ago)

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