The earliest pages of Trinity’s story were written in the churches that dotted northwest North Dakota during the late 19th Century. Church leaders dreamed of a hospital to serve the needs of the Northwest Territory and beyond.
Trinity Hospital Founded
During the early 1920s, a group of pastors sketched out plans for a hospital Consecrated to Christian Service in the “Name of The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” hence the name “Trinity.” On April 25, 1922, representatives from churches across the territory gathered at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot to organize the Trinity Hospital Association. Within weeks, ground was broken and $60,000 was raised for the building of a 30-bed hospital unit, the lower west wing of Trinity’s present structure.
Expansion and Innovation
In 1971 the hospital merged with Lutheran Homes, providing patients a greater continuum of care. In 1993 Trinity Health became the first hospital in North Dakota to recruit and employ its own physicians. Trinity Medical Group served as a new model for providing physician services in the state and established Trinity Health as an integrated health system. That assimilation was enhanced in 2001 with the purchase of UniMed Medical Center and associated facilities from Quorum Health Group, thus achieving a longtime goal in the community to consolidate Minot’s healthcare facilities.
Serving the Region
Trinity Health has evolved into the region’s premier healthcare organization with facilities in several communities as well as partnerships and affiliations throughout the region. Trinity Medical Group is a comprehensive association of primary doctors, specialty physicians and healthcare professionals serving North Dakota and Eastern Montana. Trinity Health continues to lead the way in technology and procedural advancement with professional and support staff committed to the well-being of each individual. Both Trinity Hospitals and Trinity Medical Group are accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our Pledge to You
The variety and depth of Trinity’s services provides customers a smooth continuum of care from a hospital stay to outpatient services, home care to long-term care. Trinity is proud of its achievements, but our pursuit of quality means we will never be satisfied. We will always be searching for a better quality of life for the communities we serve.