Our Mission: Ensuring Local Access to Quality Health Care 

Pine Healthcare Campus Delivering Significant Improvements   



Ron Osladil, Chair

The Hospital District’s state-of-the-art medical facility has stimulated substantial growth in new medical services at both the Pine Healthcare Campus and the community. This also means many new, good paying jobs.

Essentia Health – Sandstone is making significant investments including a cancer treatment center, telemedicine, a new ambulance facility with new medical technology, several Tele Health services, tobacco treatments, pulmonary function testing and rehabilitation, infusion center and more services being planned.

The Hospital District is building a new ambulance facility and administrative offices on the Pine Healthcare Campus. The building is owned by the Hospital District and leased to Essentia Health - Sandstone.

GatewayFamily Health Clinic addedTele-Psychiatry serviceso patients can get the care they needed locally to see a psychiatrist. In July 2019 they will be leasing office space to Therapeutic Services Agency to provide outpatient therapy for children, teens and adults. 

Thrifty White Pharmacy is expanding its’ community services, such as the drug consulting and disposal program.

Sandstone Health Care Center is making significant investments to offer an expanded therapy center and independent living apartments. 

Golden Horizons is at near capacity in their assisted living and specialty services area.

Thank You to all of our health care partners.

 Grant/Funding Program Launched


The North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District) was established to ensure local access to quality healthcare in the Pine County area. As such, we have authority to give grants to healthcare providers and organizations who wish to operate on the Pine Healthcare Campus to provide a needed healthcare service or to those who currently operate at the Pine Healthcare Campus and wish to improve their services.  


This funding may be used to help establish a needed healthcare service or to improve existing services.  These funds may be used for the initial start-up costs, special equipment needed or other purposes essential to starting or improving quality healthcare service.  The intention is for the healthcare service to become self-supporting over time.  Applications and more information are available by going to the ‘Grant/Funding Program’ button at the top of this home page.

Mental Health Outpatient Therapy Grant Approved

The first grant was approved in June 2019 to help fund the start up costs for bringing a new mental health service to the area. Well established Therapeutic Services Agency was given a grant to start outpatient mental health therapy two days a week. The office will be at the Gateway Family Health Clinic, located on the Pine Healthcare Campus. See more details in the press release found on the 'Organization Information' section of this website.

First Responder Program Funding Approved. 

$10,000 funding to fund first responders in the Hospital District area. These responders include EMS, fire and police. This will be administered through Essentia Health’s Community Engagement program. 

Our Commitment:  
Saving lives and restoring health is the passion and commitment that brought 18 Pine County cities and townships together to establish the North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District) in 1989. These community leaders recognized that fast access to rural health care often makes the life-saving difference.

  It is with this passion to provide excellent health care services that the Hospital District built the new Pine Healthcare campus. The health care services are being provided through a Hospital District lease agreement with Essentia Health.  Gateway Family Health Clinic and Thrifty White Pharmacy are providing the clinic
and pharmacy services.