District One Hospital to become Allina Health Faribault Medical Center

For more information, contact: Tim Burke, 651-409-3030

FARIBAULT, Minn. (Oct. 26, 2021) — Allina Health is pleased to announce that come January 1, 2022, District One Hospital will become Allina Health Faribault Medical Center. The new name represents the commitment that Allina Health has made to the Faribault community and the integration of services into Allina Health’s larger health care system. Allina Health assumed ownership of the hospital in 2015.

“Since Allina Health took responsibility for District One Hospital, we have invested in staff, equipment and facilities to ensure we are able to provide outstanding care for the community from prevention and wellness to end-of-life care,” said Allina Health President and Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Shannon. “This name change makes clear that the Allina Health Faribault Medical Center is part of the larger Allina Health system, bringing our Whole-Person Care philosophy, addressing mind, body, spirit and connection to community, to all that we do.”

The new name demonstrates to the community that all the capabilities of the full Allina Health system are here in Faribault, integrating the resources of a large health care system to every aspect of the care it delivers locally. In addition to the new hospital name, other services that Allina Health delivers in Faribault will also be renamed: 

Jan. 1, 2022: Allina Health District One Pharmacy, “Pharmacy One,” will be renamed Allina Health Faribault Pharmacy
Jan. 1, 2022: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – District One will be renamed Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Faribault 
Feb. 1, 2022: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute – Faribault will be renamed Allina Health Cancer Institute – Faribault 

Since 2015, Allina Health has invested more than $40 million in infrastructure, medical equipment and staff enhancements to improve care at our Faribault facilities including:

New cancer, orthopedic, and general surgery medical staff, and emergency department now staffed with physicians from Emergency Care Consultants;
Allina Health Telehealth capabilities for stroke, psychiatry, and emergency department; 
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute clinical services line with expanded services;
A remodeled and upgraded emergency department to Level IV Trauma Center standards;
New cardiac monitoring, 3-D digitized mammography, and radiology room and equipment;
Information services infrastructure including electronic medical records with patient access, complete upgrade of the computer network, and wireless network upgrades;
A new inpatient pharmacy; 
Necessary building upgrades and repairs such as a new roof and replacement windows, new electrical power infrastructure, air handling, security systems upgrades, and building automation.

“The rebranding to Allina Health Faribault Medical Center is a big undertaking and will take several months to complete,” said Allina Health South Market President Michael Johnston. “It will take months to update signage, stationary, forms and additional materials. As we move forward with our new names, our focus on Whole Person Care will expand. We want to keep our communities healthy and yet be here for the times when they need us most.”

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.