Swift County-Benson Health Services has accomplished a lot over the past few years, thriving and growing, supporting our communities through a pandemic, adding providers, and increasing accessibility to healthcare services locally.

As we enter the third year of a management agreement with CentraCare, our organizations together are reviewing this agreement and charting a road map for the coming years. Rest assured all parties involved are seeking the same goal—local, sustainable healthcare that meets community needs in a sustainable model.

These past two years have shown we are stronger together. We are confident we are on a path to success as we continue to provide local healthcare in partnership with CentraCare, whether that be through a management agreement or other collaborative scenarios.

We put our patients and their families at the center of all we do and will continue to do so. Caring, Dedication, Compassion, Excellence, Respect, and Accountability–the DNA of who we are will continue to serve us and keep us focused on the right things.

SCBHS and CentraCare have shown time and again our devotion to strengthening health care in West Central Minnesota. We know this is not a solo endeavor and the pandemic has made that even more clear. We succeed by partnering with organizations that share a passion for rural health care.

Together we can enhance care, improve outcomes, and increase efficiencies for our region.

We are excited to share how we have: enhanced safety within our Emergency department, welcomed a wonderful Nurse Practitioner to our clinic, and improved billing transparency with good faith estimates.

In closing, we want to extend gratitude to our staff and community as we see COVID-19 numbers steadily decreasing. Our staff has shown amazing resiliency and our patients adapted to guidelines and restrictions with kindness and understanding. We know COVID-19 will continue to wax and wane. What is different now is that we have two years of experience to help guide us in moving forward.

Melissa McGinty-Thompson & Dan Enderson