About CHI St. John’s Health

CHI St. John’s Health of Park Rapids is an award-winning, 25-bed critical access hospital located in the heart of lake country. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, we offer a full range of services including 24/7/365 Emergency Department and Level IV Trauma Center, hospitalist program, testing, surgery, rehabilitation, and more so that you can experience better health.

We combine state-of-the-art technology with personalized care to create a welcoming, healing environment. Our purpose goes beyond helping people overcome illness or injury. CHI St. John’s Health works to build healthier communities for our residents, friends, and neighbors so they can experience better health. We partner with local agencies and organizations to strengthen healthcare programs offered in the community – providing more people access to care.

Outreach services sites:

  • Community Health
  • Community Dental Clinic
  • Hospice Care
  • Physical Rehabilitation and Fitness Center in Park Rapids & Walker
  • Weight Management Center

Our Mission

Our Mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Our Core Values



1946 – Founded by the Sisters of St. John’s, Crookston, MN
1985 – The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN assume sponsorship
1993 – Sponsorship transfers to Catholic Health Corporation (CHC) of Omaha, NE
1996 – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) of Englewood, CO merges with CHC

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), our sponsoring partner, plays a supportive role in providing education, training, and best-practice initiatives to ensure quality patient care and healthy communities. As one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare systems and a national nonprofit health organization, CHI provides more than $600 million in charity care and community benefit annually.