Methodist Hospital opened its doors in 1959 with 276 beds. As the 20th century drew to a close, the hospital merged with Park Nicollet Clinic, and the newly named Park Nicollet Foundation expanded its mission to serve community health needs. Today the hospital has grown to 426 beds and admits more than 30,000 patients annually, but the foundation’s mission of partnering to build healthy lives is still the heart of our work.
We continually strive to enhance the patient and family experience, promote innovation and research and respond to the health care needs of our community. Together with Park Nicollet, we work with schools, nonprofits, community agencies and local governments to develop innovative solutions to complex community health issues - all with the support of generous and compassionate donors.
We continually strive to enhance the patient and family experience, promote innovation and research and respond to the health care needs of our community.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, non-profit hospitals complete a Community Needs Health Assessment every three years. Hospitals must collect input from the community, adopt a plan to address community needs and then report on these activities.
In 2015, a comprehensive, six‐step community health needs assessment (“CHNA”) collaboration was conducted for HealthPartners and its hospitals (Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, Amery Hospital & Clinic, and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital) by Community Hospital Consulting. The CHNA utilized relevant health data and stakeholder input to identify the significant community health needs. These hospitals serve similar communities and have overlapping study areas. The system’s study area is defined as Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties in Minnesota and Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin.
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital’s specific study area is defined as Hennepin, Dakota and Scott counties, but health data for the remaining counties are used for comparison in this CHNA.
The final list of prioritized needs, in descending order, is listed below: