Skip to main content

  • History of Unity Hospital and the North Suburban Hospital District

  • The North Suburban Hospital District

    What is the North Suburban Hospital District (NSHD)?

    The North Suburban Hospital District (NSHD) is an independent body formed more than 50 years ago to create a hospital in the region. It currently represents five communities: Blaine, Fridley, Hilltop, Mounds View and Spring Lake Park. Five NSHD board members are elected locally from these, with one at-large member completing the six elected members on the board.

    Does the NSHD board run the hospital?

    No. The NSHD board does not govern or run the hospital or decide what services it provides in the future. Unity Hospital's operations have been controlled solely by Allina Health for decades. The NSHD board has no decision-making authority over the hospital's operations.

    expand to learn moreWhat is the relationship between NSHD and Allina Health?

    expand to learn moreWhy is the NSHD disbanding?

    expand to learn moreWhy is the NSHD disbanding?

    The future of Unity Hospital (now known as Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus)

    Is Unity closing?

    Unity Hospital (now known as Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus) is NOT closing.

    What are the plans for Unity Hospital?

    Allina Health has combined the operations of Mercy and Unity hospitals into one hospital with two campuses (One Hospital, Two Campuses strategy). In January 2017, Unity Hospital became part of Mercy Hospital and is now known as Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus.

    Over time, some specialty services have been consolidated, which has eliminated unnecessary duplication, reduced expenses for patients and strengthened specialty programs. Over the next few years we will continue to assess needs of our communities and how we provide needed services to ensure the very best programs are available.

    expand to learn moreOutside of a name change, what kind of changes does this 'One Hospital, Two Campus' model mean for the Unity campus?

    expand to learn moreIs Unity being turned into a mental health-only hospital?

    expand to learn moreHow will this change help patients?

    expand to learn moreWhat services will remain at Unity Hospital when mental health moves in?