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About Us

outside of the front entrance to North Valley Health Center

North Valley Health Center, located in Warren, MN, is a primary care medical facility consisting of a Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic built on a history of providing compassionate, quality care to residents of Northwestern Minnesota for over one hundred years.


We provide a wide-range of services, including but not limited to: family and specialty care, procedures, inpatient care and swing bed, physical therapy, imaging and laboratory services, 24-hour emergency room, and a variety of other medical services.

Our new, state-of-the-art facility was named to the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals list for 2014 by Soliant Health.


We provide compassionate, quality care focusing on the unique needs of our patients and their families.



North Valley Health Center is a growing and recognized leader of health and wellness in our communities.


Our Board of Directors:

  • Shari Swanson, Chairperson

  • Ron Leverington

  • Jeff Hanson

  • James Widner

  • Jason Boman

  • Mike DuBore

  • Mallory Craik

  • Darlene Dvorak


Our Leadership Team:

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jon Linnell

  • Medical Director: Francis N. LeBlanc MD, FAAFP

  • Chief Financial Officer: Mitch Kotrba

  • Chief Nurse Officer: Sara Kazmierczak

  • Chief Information Officer/IT Manager: Josh Benson

  • Public Health Director: Frances Tougas

  • Human Resources Manager: Jill Lysford

  • Business Office Manager: Lynelle Hanson

  • Community Relations Manager: DeAnna Coltom

  • Rural Health Clinic Manager: Sadie Bring

  • EMS Manager: Sally Roller

  • Imaging Manager: Robin Bottem

  • Laboratory Manager: Amy Ryba

  • Physical Therapy Manager: Rachel Johnston

  • Plant Services Manager: Larry Kraft

  • Central Supplies Manager: Rachel Dietz

  • Medical Records Manager: Karen Johnson


NVHC began in 1905 when community members built the first hospital. It was known as the Warren Hospital until 1981. The present facility was constructed during this time in 1958 along with the clinic addition in 1977. From 1981 to 1994, NVHC was known as Warren Community Hospital.


Over the years, NVHC changed from being a solely acute care facility to an inclusive health center offering a variety of primary medical services.


In 1994, the facility name was changed once again to North Valley Health Center to better reflect the many and varied medical services being provided to area residents.


In fall of 2013, NVHC opened a newly constructed facility attached to the Good Samaritan Society.

North Valley Health Center (NVHC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation located in Warren, MN and is the only primary care medical facility located in northwest Minnesota’s Marshall County.


Our hospital is designated as a Critical Access Hospital currently licensed for 12 beds and our primary care clinic is designated as a Rural Health Clinic.

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