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About Us

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, private organization with services offered through Tri-County Hospital (TCH), a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Wadena and clinics in Bertha, Henning, Ottertail, Sebeka and Wadena; and Emergency Medical Services through Tri-County Hospital EMS. The Wadena medical community has had a strong tradition of providing an array of primary health care services since 1925.

TCHC provides comprehensive health care to the people of Wadena, northern Todd and eastern/central Otter Tail counties. The TCHC service area is considered to be 25,000 people within a 25-mile radius of Wadena. This includes the communities of Bertha, Deer Creek, Henning, Hewitt, Menahga, New York Mills, Ottertail, Sebeka, Verndale and Wadena.

TCHC is one of the few independent health care systems in Minnesota and is looked to for its expertise and innovation. The health care system is not affiliated, managed, leased or owned by any governmental entity, system or tertiary facility.

Facts and Figures for 2013

  • Admissions: 1,185
  • Patient days of care provided: 3,776
  • Average length of stay: 3.07 days
  • Average daily patient census: 10.3
  • Deliveries: 170
  • Total surgical procedures: 3,300
  • Emergency room visits: 6,177
  • Total clinic visits (including all five clinics): 48,732
  • Number of employees: 429

Community Health Needs Assessment

Tri-County Health Care completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to better understand the health needs in our local communities. This assessment of residents in the TCHC service area will help us better serve our patients and encourage them to make healthy decisions to positively impact their lives. The CHNA also responds to IRS community benefit regulatory requirements. 

Download a pdf version here.

A printed version is available for viewing at Tri-County Health Care in the Administrative Suite during regular business hours.

Joint Commission Accreditation

Tri-County Health Care is proud to have a 50-year history of Joint Commission accreditation. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of excellence that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting the highest national standards for safety and quality care.

"Certification recognizes our dedication to providing highly qualified staff committed to providing consistent quality care," said Joel Beiswenger, TCHC President and CEO. "We are proud to have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval."

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

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