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Altru Health System is an American healthcare provider headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Altru Health System is a not for profit organization that serves a region with a population base of roughly 225,000. Altru Health System employs 3,500 people including a 160+ physician medical group. Altru Health System was formed from a merger of the former United Hospital and the Grand Forks Clinic. Altru Health System is the second largest healthcare provider in North Dakota, after Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota.

Altru Health System's facilities include a 240-bed acute care hospital, a 40-bed rehabilitation hospital, 14 clinics across eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, and a retirement community for senior citizens (Parkwood Place). Altru Health System has been designated as a Level II trauma center.


In May 2005, Altru Health System announced a $100 million expansion and renovation of its Grand Forks campus. The project will take place over a five-year period. Virtually every facility on the campus will be completely renovated and expanded. Altru Health System has also announced the hiring of 38 new physicians and 400 other medical personnel as part of the overall plan.

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