Hospice Care

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission approved hospice program. Hospice provides high quality care to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of seriously ill and dying patients and their loved ones. Hospice gives individualized care to patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementias, cancer, heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, stroke or coma, Parkinson’s or ALS and other end stage chronic illnesses. Services include:

  • Physician services
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Home health aide care
  • Social services
  • Spiritual care
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy
  • Bereavement services
  • Homemaking services
  • Medical equipment
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medications
  • Volunteer respite care

Hospice provides palliative care to promote comfort, dignity, and quality of life on the end-of-life journey. Patients and their loved ones decide what care and help best suits their needs. Hospice care is available for patients at their place of care, whether it is their home, a care center or with their loved ones. Hospice recognizes and responds to the needs of surviving loved ones through bereavement support.

Hospice Care Volunteers

Hospice Care Volunteers are a special part of the CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospice Care team. They provide companionship to the patient, support caregivers with respite time, and assist with transportation and other needs. They are specially trained to be with the patient and their loved ones through this time offering support, understanding, and compassion.

Hospice Care

Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: 218.732.4552 Toll-Free: 866.588.4552 Fax: 218.732.1273
After Hours, Weekends, Holidays: 218.732.3311 Toll Free: 800.566.3311

Hospitalists & Hospitalist Program

Our Hospital medicine team of experienced professionals is specially trained to care for hospitalized patients. They are in charge of your care around the clock during your hospital stay.


  • Direct the treatment of your care while you’re hospitalized
  • Are available to discuss your care and answer questions
  • Coordinate care with your primary care provider and other specialists that may be called in as part of your treatment plan
  • Integrate care between you and your primary care provider
  • Provide summaries of your stay and treatment plan for your primary care provider upon discharge
  • Are on site from 8 am to 8 pm daily and on call from 8 pm to 8am daily

CHI St. Joseph’s Heath Hospitalists:


Nathan Harris, MD

Nathan Harris, MD

John Lageson, MD

John Lageson, MD

Bonnie Conner, FNP

Bonnie Conner, FNP

Our entire hospital medicine team is especially skilled at explaining procedures, answering questions and reducing anxiety for patients and their loved ones. We care for you as we would our own family. Our standard is compassionate, high-quality care for all people.

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General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218.732.3311
Toll Free: 800.566.3311
Fax: 218.732.1360

General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3311 | Toll Free: 800.566.3311 | Fax: 218.732.1360

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