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RC Hospital and Clinics announces plans to join HealthPartners


December 19, 2019

OLIVIA, Minn. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Renville County Board of Commissioners, along with RC Hospital and Clinics (RCHC) board of directors announced its intent for the organization to join HealthPartners. The affiliation will bring together two strong organizations and expand capabilities to better serve patients and the community.

“Affiliating with HealthPartners provides RCHC access to the scale, service and expertise necessary to provide our region with expanded health care services of the highest quality, while also ensuring the long-term viability of local health care services,” said Nathan Blad, CEO of RCHC. “The new partnership between RC Hospital and Clinics and HealthPartners aligns like cultures committed to improving the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

With a 16-bed critical access hospital and three outpatient clinics, RCHC has a long tradition of providing excellent care in its community.

“Our organizations share similar goals for high-quality, affordable care that’s local,” said Andrea Walsh, president and CEO of HealthPartners. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to partner with a trusted community health system that has a strong history of providing outstanding care.”

The organizations expect to finalize the affiliation in 2020.

About RC Hospital and Clinics

RC Hospital & Clinics (RCHC) is a medical center dedicated to providing quality patient care with a passion for clinical excellence, patient safety, and a commitment to ensure the very best health care for those we serve. RCHC is changing the face of rural healthcare; striving to build a healthier today and tomorrow for our communities we are proud to call home. Our focus is not only to getting patients healthy, but also to keep our community well. Learn more at

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit

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