Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Essentia Health’s many Catholic facilities, is a 162-bed nonprofit community hospital located in Brainerd, Minn. More than 1,000 employees and over 100 physicians representing 21 specialties make St. Joseph’s the largest hospital in north-central Minnesota. As a Benedictine-sponsored Catholic organization, St. Joseph’s adheres to the values of hospitality, stewardship, respect, justice, teamwork and quality.

Welcome to Region 5 — and The Good Life

Located at the heart of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, Region 5 is a destination for recreation, industry, and employment.

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