About Us

Through Fairview Range, you are connected to the most comprehensive health care network in northeastern Minnesota.  We bring the finest physicians and caring staff together with the latest technology, newest equipment and facilities in the region.

Fairview Range provides exceptional care to each patient, every day.  We promise care that is safe, effective, patient focused, timely, efficient and equitable -ensuring patients receive the right care at the right time in the right setting.  We meet each patient's needs from prevention and disease management to the most complex of life-threatening injuries and illnesses.  Fairview's partnership with the University of Minnesota enhances our ability to deliver on our promise, expanding our care beyond community-based hospitals and clinics to the breakthrough medicine discovered at the state's premier research university.

Fairview Range is governed by a community-based board of directors.

Organizational Structure


Based in Hibbing, Fairview Range is a nonprofit health care system providing exceptional clinical care—from prevention of illness and injury to care for the most complex medical conditions. 

We combine the area's finest medical services to provide the most comprehensive health care system on the Iron Range and northeast Minnesota.

Organizational Structure

Fairview Range includes Fairview Range Medical Center, 3 primary care clinics, a wide range of specialty services, home care and senior services.  Our physicians are connected to Fairview clinics and hospitals all across the state, including University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview in Minneapolis.

Fairview Range Medical Center - main facility, located in Hibbing, providing advanced, high technology, inpatient and outpatient care and offers more than 60 medical services, including ENT, surgery, urology, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, radiation therapy, sleep center, sports medicine and obstetrics/gynecology and more.

Fairview Mesaba Clinics - community-based clinics throughout the region, with sites in Hibbing,  Mountain Iron and Nashwauk, provide the physician partnership component and community/regional access to primary and specialty care

Fairview Range Home Medical Equipment and Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice - which provides the community-based home health care and hospice services that support and complement both Fairview Range Medical Center & Fairview Mesaba Clinics in the overall continuum of patient care.  We have Home Medical Equipment locations in Hibbing, Virginia and Int'l Falls provide delivery throughout all of Northeast Minnesota; and Home Care and Hospice services offered across the entire Range Region including the Vermilion area with the main office located in Hibbing. 

Also owns Fairview Range Greenview Residence, a memory care facility, located on the medical campus in Hibbing.

Board Members


Quality Leadership - Board Structure

The Board of Directors of Range Regional Health Services (Fairview Range) provides leadership and guidance for an integrated healthcare delivery system to Fairview Range that is in the best interest of the patients and residents it serves on the Iron Range and Northeastern Minnesota.  Because the Fairview Range Board and Employees believe:  

  • In each person’s inherent dignity
  • In service
  • In respect for fellow workers
  • In dedication
  • In continually improving
  • In teamwork

and Values:

  • Satisfied customers
  • Professional competency
  • Operational efficiency
  • Financial integrity

We promise to act in a responsible manner to fulfill these Values and Beliefs thereby achieving our goal: 
                           The Peace of Mind of our Patients in a Healthy Community


The Fairview Range Board of Directors is comprised of system directors from Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, local community members and physicians employed by Fairview Range.  We greatly appreciate the dedication and commitment of our Board for the many hours of service they contribute to our local healthcare community to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

The 2018 Range Regional Health Services Board of Directors are:

Michael Raich, Chair 
Kathy Sterk, Vice-Chair 
Dr. Susan Rudberg, Secretary

Patrick Sharp

Tom Fink 
Dan Aagenes
Andrew Borland 
Patrick Furlong 
Dr. Julie Houle
R. Andrew McCoy 
Dr. Amanda McDonald 
Dr. David Milbrandt 
Dr. Liz Thomas

Vision and Core Values

Fairview is driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.


Fairview is driving a healthier future.


  • Dignity
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Compassion
  • Innovation



Joint Commission Accreditation

Fairview Range Medical Center,  Fairview Mesaba Clinics and Fairview Range Home Medical Equipment and Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice are accredited through The Joint Commission.  This agency serves to help insure and monitor the quality and safety of patient care.  We are committed to providing safe and quality care to all patients served. 

If you feel the services provided have in any way compromised patient safety or not met accepted quality of care standards, please contact the applicable Fairview entity so your concerns can be addressed.  If you do not feel these concerns have been adequately addressed after contacting the entity, please feel free to contact The Joint Commission by calling them at 1-800-994-6610 or writing to them at:

The Joint Commission
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Through the CoC, your cancer program has access to reporting tools to aid in benchmarking and improving outcomes at your facility as well as educational and training opportunities, development resources, and advocacy.

Learn more by visiting: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/coc

ACR Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear Medicine is a branch of diagnostic imaging that is used to diagnose and treat diseases in a safe and painless way.  

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.

Learn more by visiting: http://www.acraccreditation.org/modalities/nuclear-medicine-and-pet


Level III Trauma Center

Level III Trauma Center designation was an active choice that the hospital pursued to show our commitment to providing exceptional trauma care to the patients of our region 24/7, 365 days of the week. Also, we are proud to have all of our Emergency Department physicians board-certified and work full-time in the practice of emergency medicine, along with seven RN’s who are board-certified in emergency nursing. 

Fairview Range Medical Center also has a nurse who serves as Trauma Program Coordinator who works diligently to review every single trauma patient’s care to ensure that the care received meets the standards for being a Level III Trauma Center. 

For more information, see the Minnesota Statewide Trauma System site at http://www.health.state.mn.us/traumasystem/


Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

The Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation recognizes Fairview Range Medical Center for having a designated trained stroke team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for patients experiencing stroke-like symptoms.


For more information, see the Minnesota Stroke Program site at:



Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence
This distinguished honor, through the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™ ), represents a commitment by our breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in our community.


 Fairview Range has been honored with following awards in 2017:


Fairview Range was recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health. The organization is one of 266 employers that were honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

      Five Fairview hospitals, including Fairview Range Medical Center, are recipients of the "Get With the Guidelines" award for heart failure care, the highest quality distinction from the American Heart Association. 
      Fairview Mesaba Clinics-Hibbing and Nashwauk were among 248 Minnesota and border state clinics recognized for improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease, and depression as part of the 2017 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence (MNBTE) program and the Quality Incentive Payment System, a State of Minnesota pay-for-performance program administered by The Action Group.
       Fairview Range is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Awarded platinum recognition.
      Fairview Range Medical Center was awarded Bronze Honor Roll Recognition through the Minnesota One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative.  Antibiotic stewardship consists of coordinated interventions aimed at treating infections while promoting judicious antibiotic use.
       Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice has been named a 2017 HHCAHPS Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst.  HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) satisfaction measures.

Fairview Range has been honored with following awards in 2016:
Fairview Range has been honored with following awards in 2016:

Fairview Range is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Awarded platinum recognition.
Fairview Range is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Awarded platinum recognition.

Patient Safety


Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

When you or your family member is a patient, you want to be sure you receive the best and safest care possible. Our hospital and health care professionals are committed to providing the best care for you and your family. We ask you and your families join us to make sure that our care meets your needs and encourage you to let us know when it does not.

The following are a few of the countless steps our hospital is taking to assure you receive reliable care:

  • Your safety is central to every aspect within our hospital. It is the top priority at all levels of our organization including management, physicians, and staff.
  • We have a process in place to evaluate any safety concern brought up by staff, patients, or family members. Each safety concern is addressed to make our hospital a safe place to receive your care.
  • All physicians and nurses at our hospital are board licensed and participate in continuing education.
  • For medication safety, we double-check to make sure you receive the right medication, right dose, with the right method at the right time. We encourage you to speak up if you have any questions about your medication.
  • We recommend you to have a family member or friend with you during your health care visits. They can provide comfort, support, and can also help ask questions.
  • We encourage you to ask questions and take notes.


One of our goals is to encourage and support open and honest communication with you, your family, and your health care team.

  • We participate in the Minnesota Hospital Association's Patient Safety Registry. This provides us with the latest safety information from around the state.
  • We encourage you, your family, and staff to speak up if there is a safety concern.
  • It is our policy to be open and honest with you and your family by informing you of the potential results of your care, including unexpected results.
  • We encourage you to designate a family spokesperson to help communicate with your family and the health care team.
  • We encourage you to complete a satisfaction survey. We survey our patients to learn about their hospital stay experience. We review these surveys and make changes as a result of your comments.
  • We welcome the opportunity to discuss the care you receive. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Connie Harle, Chief Nursing Officer, Fairview Range Medical Center at 218-362-6275.

Key Safety Highlights

Our hospital participates in statewide safety and quality activities:

  • We participate in the Minnesota Hospital Association's Patient Safety Registry. This allows us to share safety resources and knowledge with hospitals across the state.
  • Since 2008, Fairview Range has received awards such as Safe from Falls, Safe Skin, Safe Count and Safe Site from MHA for their Patient Safety Excellence Awards; all of which are for providing superior care in preventing harm to our patients.
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked Minnesota 4th in the nation for providing quality care to Medicare patients.

Helpful Resources

Privacy Policy

View the Fairview Health Services Notice of Privacy Practices.  (list of entities)

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