About Us: Overview


Integrated network of care

Park Nicollet doctors

Park Nicollet Health Services is a nonprofit, integrated health care system located in St. Louis Park, Minn., with more than 8,200 employees, including more than 1,000 Park Nicollet physicians on staff.

Park Nicollet is one of 23 organizations named a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read more about Pioneer ACO's, see a list of participating clinicians and physicians, or look at their bios on our Find a Doctor page

Our Specialties

Specialty care

Within Park Nicollet Health Services are several nationally-renowned specialty care facilities, including:

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center performs more than 400 surgeries (most laparoscopically) each year and has been designated a Center of Excellence by American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center offers a full range of services and state-of-the-art technology to fight cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cancer care and treatment is personalized for each patient. Families and patients can  benefit from services, including psychotherapy, support and education – all in the patient’s room and in one location.

Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center offers an integrated look at the entire cardiovascular system – heart, veins, arteries, brains, lungs and kidneys. The care team includes board-certified cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists.

Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center provides world-class diabetes care, education and clinical research to meet the needs of people with diabetes, their families and the health professionals who care for them. We are recognized internationally for our range of clinical and educational programs, products and services.

Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center offers a full range of breast cancer testing and treatment. Our center is designed by women for women, with experienced professionals dedicated to breast health.

Park Nicollet Melrose Center has 25 years of experience helping those struggling with eating disorders and has developed evidence-based, proven treatment methods. Our highly-trained staff works in care teams to provide treatment that spans several disciplines.

Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment, treatment, support, education and research to improve the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s. Struthers Parkinson’s Center is a National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence.

Park Nicollet TRIA Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive care, treatment, rehabilitation and surgery at one location in Bloomington, Minnesota. TRIA Orthopaedic Center has more than 40 highly-trained orthopedic doctors with a variety of sub-specialties, such as sports medicine, acute injury, shoulder, knee, spine, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, hip and fractures.

Network of Care

Our care network includes:

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, a 426 bed facility with more than 3,200 employees and more than 960 physicians on its medical staff. Recognized as an area leader in cancer care, cardiovascular services, maternity care and neuro-rehabilitation medicine, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. 

Park Nicollet Clinic is one of the largest multispecialty clinics in the United States, providing care in more than 55 medical and surgical services and employs more than 6,800 employees at our 29 clinics, specialty and hospital locations in metropolitan and suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Park Nicollet Foundation exists to build healthy communities by responding to community health needs, and to foster and support programs and services that enable Park Nicollet to serve those needs. 

Park Nicollet Institute accelerates innovation, learning and improvements in health through excellence in research and education. 

St. Francis Regional Medical Center is partially owned by Park Nicollet and is located in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Our History

Methodist Hospital historical timeline

In 1892, the 32-bed Asbury Hospital opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1916, Asbury expanded into a new 180-bed hospital, also in Minneapolis. In 1921, Asbury Hospital was leased to the United States Public Health Service for use as a veteran’s hospital. The lease with the federal government expired in 1928.

In 1935, Asbury and six other Minneapolis Hospitals joined an alliance of St. Paul hospitals that had begun offering insurance plans to local companies and called itself the Minnesota Hospital Service Association, which later became Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and served as a model for other Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations around the country.

In 1956, ground was broken for the new Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis. The six floor, 276-bed facility opened in 1959. 24-hour emergency services were added in 1969, followed by a cardiac intensive care unit in 1970.

Other important historical dates

1972: Methodist Hospital Foundation is established

1974: Methodist Cancer Center and One Day Surgery Center open

1977: Methodist Hospital becomes one of only five Parkinson’s Disease Information Centers in the United States

1986: Methodist Hospital Eating Disorders Institute is founded.

2013: HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Health Services combine their organizations.

Park Nicollet Clinic historical timeline

1920: Nicollet Clinic is founded in Minneapolis, and acquires the 120-bed Eitel Hospital in 1929.

1950: St. Louis Park Medical Center is founded.

1959: St. Louis Park Medical Center Research Foundation is established.

1963: Nicollet Clinic Foundation is established.

1967: Park Nicollet International Diabetes Center (IDC) opened.

Hospital/clinic system growth

1993: Methodist Hospital merges with Park Nicollet Clinic to become HealthSystem Minnesota.

1995: Struthers’ Parkinson’s Center opens in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

2000: HealthSystem Minnesota changes its name to the current Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated system that included Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Clinic, Park Nicollet Foundation and Park Nicollet Institute.

2005: Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center opens on the Methodist Hospital campus in St. Louis Park.

2005: TRIA Orthopaedic Center opens in Bloomington, Minnesota.

2009: Park Nicollet Melrose Institute for Eating Disorders opens as a 30-bed inpatient facility with nine residential beds, located 1 mile from Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

2009: Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center opens on the Methodist Hospital campus in St. Louis Park.

2011: Park Nicollet Clinic—Lakeville opens.

2012: Park Nicollet Clinic—Rogers opens.

2013: Park Nicollet Clinic—Champlin opens.

2013: Park Nicollet Specialty Center in Maple Grove opens.

2014: Park Nicollet Family Birth Center at Methodist Hospital opens.

2014: Park Nicollet Women’s Center opens on the Methodist Hospital campus in St. Louis Park.

2014: Park Nicollet Melrose Center opens a third location in St. Paul.


2004: Park Nicollet fully integrated its digital medical record.

2009: Park Nicollet required mandatory disclosure of clinician relationships with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies and vendors.

2005-2011: Park Nicollet participated in the “Physician Group Practice demonstration project” (PGP) started by Medicare. The five-year project established incentives for quality improvement and cost efficiency at the level of physician group practices. PGP project results showed Park Nicollet saw a drop in readmissions for Medicare patients with congestive heart failure.