St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center

St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center

St. Gertrude's Health and Rehabilitation Center has a rich tradition of providing quality long term and rehabilitative care for the residents of Scott, Carver and western Dakota counties.

The seeds of St. Gertrude’s founding were planted in 1888 when Mother Scholastica Kerst and her blood sister, Sister Alexia Kerst, led a small group of Benedictine Sisters from St. Joseph, Minnesota to Duluth to establish St. Mary's Hospital. From these efforts emerged the Benedictine Health System, a nationally recognized non-profit leader in providing services and care for older adults, of which St. Gertrude's is a reputed member.

Today, St. Gertrude's offers assisted living apartments, long term care beds, short term rehabilitation beds, end of life suites and spiritual care. In the Christian tradition of servanthood, St. Gertrude's serves persons of all faiths in a caring environment.

St. Gertrude’s is uniquely different from other senior care organizations in three distinct ways.

First, with only an indoor walkway separating it from St. Francis Regional Medical Center, St. Gertrude’s patients can access an array of medical services under one roof, like primary and specialty physician's clinics, dentistry, eye care, pharmacy, podiatry, rehabilitation services, emergency care, chemotherapy, radiation, and dialysis. No other metro provider offers such a comprehensive continuum of medical services on a campus.

Second, as the largest provider of short-term residential rehabilitation services for persons in the south valley region, St. Gertrude’s serves patients of all ages. When mom or dad needs help regaining functioning after a serious accident, surgery or illness, having a place to go close to home enables the family to remain a day-to-day part of their loved one’s life and care. This enhances the patient’s attitude and better readies the family to support care once the patient returns home.

Finally, St. Gertrude’s has demonstrated an intense commitment to quality improvement that is unparalleled among most long term care organizations. It has received numerous organizational, state and national honors as a result. Underscoring its commitment is its voluntary membership in the Committed to Quality™ program, which works to improve quality in long-term care facilities and provide consumers with important information. Care facilities that join the program must meet key quality standards in six areas:

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Mission Statement
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Resident Complaint Process
  • Continuous Quality Improvement.

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