Administrator Essentia Health Fosston

HARTZ Search
August 30, 2021
Fosston, Minnesota
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HARTZ Search invites you to explore an exciting opportunity with our client, Essentia Health for an Administrator for the Essentia Health Fosston Campus located in Fosston, Minnesota. The Administrator will provide overall leadership and management of day-to-day operations, quality and safety, strategic planning, board and all staff relationships, overseeing financial data, ensuring the mission and values are present in the organization resulting in a positive culture, as well as implementing operational excellence, compliance with federal, state, and local standards for operation and maintaining state licensure. This position is accountable for strategic planning as well as administrative, clinical, and operating processes within area of responsibility, including licensure and regulatory requirements. Also responsible for collaborating with, supporting, and developing Director/Managers and will have regular contact with Essentia Health Management, professional staff, and physicians.


Essentia Health - Fosston campus is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with the attached Essentia Health-Fosston Clinic, 24-Hour Emergency Services, Labor & Delivery, Long Term Care facility – Essentia Health Living Center and a Skilled Nursing facility – Prairie Pines Community.  Essentia Health – Foston offers comprehensive services to the communities of Bagley, Mahnomen, Oklee, and Fosston, MN.


Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 13,800 employees, including more than 2,100 physicians and advanced practitioners. Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of Quality, Hospitality, Respect, Joy, Justice, Stewardship, and Teamwork. The organization lives out its mission by having a patient-centered focus at 14 hospitals, 71 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute.



  • Position reports to Senior Vice President, Operations
  • Education: A Bachelors degree in business/health related field, Master's Degree preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressive healthcare management experience is required. Extensive experience in hospital/clinic operations at a Director level or above or in a significant leadership position related to the service line.
  • Preferred Licensure/Certifications: Current State License as Nursing Home Administrator; Licensed Assisted Living Director in the State of MN preferred.
  • Must live in the Fosston Community.



  • Build relationships between all members on the Fosston campus and Essentia Health, help integrate Fosston into the Essentia model
  • Strengthen and develop leaders within Fosston
  • Medical Staff relations
  • Shared service model
  • Demonstrates values and has a leadership presence so all members see and have a feel of what leadership looks like
  • Open to innovative change
  • A strategic tactical leader that can reduce turnover
  • Grow service lines, responsible for physician engagement and outreach
  • Invested, supportive and involved in the market/community of Fosston




Fosston, MN is nestled in the heart of northwestern Minnesota, Fosston is in the center of many natural attractions and offers a variety of activities. Whether your passion is snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, golfing or birdwatching, it’s all within less than an hour's drive from Fosston.


Fosston is uniquely situated at the junction of Minnesota's pine forests and tallgrass prairies. If you enjoy nature, you’ll love to explore its five public parks, two state forests, two national wildlife refuges, 28 fishing lakes, and almost 24,000 acres of public hunting land. Fosston is an active small town that has it all, their motto is “where the prairie meets the pines.” It is a family-friendly community that enjoys great schools, affordable housing and all-around high quality of life.



Qualified candidates, please submit your current resume - applications will not be considered without a resume. Thank you!

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